Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization

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The Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization is an annual $5,000 award presented in honor of the late scientist Carl Sagan by Wonderfest, the San Francisco Bay Area Beacon of Science, to a scientist who has "contributed mightily to the public understanding and appreciation of science."[1]

The scientist receiving the prize must be a resident of one of the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties, and have "a history of accomplishment in scientific research."[citation needed] Though administered by nonprofit Wonderfest, the Sagan Prize was funded by Google in 2015, and by Annual Reviews in 2002 through 2010. (Lack of funding inhibited presentation of the Prize in the intervening years, 2011-2014.)

Sagan Prize recipients[edit]

The following have received the Carl Sagan Prize:[2]

Wonderfest's Sagan Prize Selection Committee recommends each year's recipient to Wonderfest's Board of Directors,[7] and the Board then formally confirms (or rejects) the recommendation. Wonderfest's long-term goal in presenting the Sagan Prize is to encourage science researchers to make science insights accessible to the general public — thereby promoting the scientific outlook and enlarging the concept of "scientific community."[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization". Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  3. ^ http://wonderfest.org/peter-gleick-wonderfest-sagan-prize-2018/
  4. ^ http://wonderfest.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/SaganPrize2017-release.pdf
  5. ^ "Emeritus Professor and Astronomer Gibor Basri has won the 2016 Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization". 12 September 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Winner of Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization announced". SETI Institute. 16 December 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Directors". Wonderfest. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization". Wonderfest. Retrieved 26 October 2016.

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