Drake Awards 2019

SETI Institute Event

Tags: Frank Drake, Awards, Astrobiology

Time: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 -

Location: SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025

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The Drake Awards celebrate exemplary contributions to astrobiology through scientific research and space exploration. The award honors Frank Drake, whose Drake Equation first identified the specific factors necessary for the emergence of life in the Universe and the evolution of technological civilizations. This honor is given at the discretion of the Board of Trustees of the SETI Institute, based on nominations from its Science Advisory Board. The honoree is presented a cash award and trophy and is invited to describe their research at a public ceremony.

The SETI Institute has named Jason Wright the recipient of the 2019 Drake Award. Wright is an associate professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State and a member of its Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds. Drake Award recipients are nominated by the SETI Institute’s Science Advisory Board and confirmed by the SETI Institute’s Board of Trustees.

  • 6:00 PM Reception
    Please join us for hot hors d’oeuvres, hosted wine & beer, and photo opportunities with the award recipient.
  • 7:00 PM The Drake Awards Ceremony
    With introductions from distinguished colleagues and an engaging presentation by the award recipient, the evening’s program will offer exciting insights as we continue to ask “are we alone?”
  • 8:30 PM Dessert Reception
    Following the program and award presentation, we invite all our guests to sample sweets and treats in the atrium.
  • 9:00 PM Evening Concludes

Ticket are $35/person (FREE for children under 18)
For further information contact Erin Fariss at community@seti.org or call 650-960-4516.

For more information, visit https://drakeawards.seti.org