2020 Drake Awards

6:00 PM, Thursday May 14, 2020
at SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Ave.
Menlo Park, CA


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.

  • 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

For further information contact Stephen Bourdow at community@seti.org
or call 650-960-4516