The Planetary Society proudly honors those in our community who help to promote the future of space exploration through two very special awards.
Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science
To honor the innovators who follow in Carl Sagan's tradition of presenting science and scientists in an accurate, yet entertaining and enthralling, way, The Planetary Society created the Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science.
The Thomas O. Paine Memorial Award
This award recognizes a group or individual who has significantly advanced the long-range human exploration of Mars.