Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science

With his landmark television series Cosmos, Planetary Society co-founder Carl Sagan fueled the imagination of millions of viewers around the world. To honor the innovators who follow in this 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.

Previous Honorees

2016 Cosmos Award Honoree Alan Stern and the New Horizons team

New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern and the mission team received The Planetary Society's 2016 Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science.

2015 Cosmos Award Honoree Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Planetary Society awarded awarded Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and 19-year Planetary Society Board Member, with the 2015 Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science.

2010 Cosmos Award Honoree Stephen Hawking

The Planetary Society presented the Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science to Stephen Hawking in Cambridge England on February 27.

2007 Cosmos Award Honoree Paula Apsel

The 2007 Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science was presented to Paula Apsel, the Senior Executive Producer of the Emmy Award-winning series NOVA and NOVA scienceNOW, and Director of the WGBH Science Unit at WGBH Boston.

2005 Cosmos Award Honoree James Cameron

The Society awards its first Cosmos Award for Public Presentation of Science director James Cameron.

Awards

The Planetary Society is proud to honor those in our community who help to promote the future of space exploration through two very special awards, The Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science and The Thomas O. Paine Memorial Award for the Advancement of Human Exploration of Mars.