Sagan Medal Public Talk at the Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting

This week I’m receiving the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Society’s Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Public Communication in Planetary Science in part for my activities with Planet Four. You can read the citation here.

I want to thank the Planet Four team and the Zooniverse team for all that they do. The Planet Four projects really are a team effort. I also want to take a moment to recognize the nearly 200,000 volunteers who have contributed their time and energy to the Planet Four projects.  A little slice of this medal belongs to each and every one of you. I’ve been truly amazed what your combined effort has achieved, and I can’t wait to see what comes next. Thank you for time and your contributions. We couldn’t do this without you.

It’s traditional for the Sagan Medal recipients to give a public talk one evening of the meeting. I just got back a little while ago from giving the public talk on Brigham Young University’s campus. This year there are two Sagan Medal recipients: myself and Henry Throop, so we each gave a half hour public talk. I decided to talk about Planet Four and Planet Four: Terrains.

Last night, I recorded my practice run through of the talk so that I could share the talk with all of you. This very close to the version I gave tonight in Provo, Utah.

4 responses to “Sagan Medal Public Talk at the Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting”

  1. Robert Ware says :

    Congratulations on the award win Meg! I listened to your speech and you bullseyed the project right on! Your speech was an easy follow and very clearly explained and demonstrated. I hope you enjoyed giving that speech! : ) Again, CONGRATULATIONS on the the award!!!!! : 0 YEAAAA!!!!

  2. John G Keegan says :

    Nice one Meg. I’m sure it’ll go very well. Congratulations. 🙂

  3. Peter Jalowiczor says :

    Congratulations from me as well! 🙂

    • George Heffenberg says :

      Congratulations Meg! You’ve really worked for this. I knew you would always amount to something one day. Your speech was very well done, and you definitely deserved this. Now you can really stick it to all those people that said you would amount to nothing. Anyways, congratulations kiddo! Best regards – Random Stranger

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