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DRAKE AWARDS (SETI Institute), May 12, 2022, Menlo Park, CA/virtual, 6:00 pm PACIFIC Time

The SETI Institute will host the 2022 Drake Awards to honor excellence in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence on May 12, 2022 at SRI International in Menlo Park, CA from 6:00-9:00 pm Pacific Time (9:00 pm – midnight Eastern).

A virtual option is available. A virtual reception hosted Seth Shostak, Host of Big Picture Science radio show & podcast and SETI Institute Senior Astronomer is from 6:00-7:00 pm Pacific, and the awards program is 7:00-8:00 pm Pacific.

More information is on the event’s website, which says Shelley Wright, pioneer in optical and near-infrared SETI, is this year’s recipient.

Other special guests include:

  • Timiebi Aganaba
    2022 Drake Award host
    Professor of space and society at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society
  • Jill Tarter
    Founder of the SETI Institute,
    SETI Pioneer
  • Andrew Fraknoi
    Scientist, Educator, and Writer,
    Member of the SETI Institute’s Board of Trustees
  • Nathalie Cabrol
    Eminent Astrobiologist,
    Director of the Carl Sagan Center for Research



May 12, 2022
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm