Pascal Lee 2023 Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization
Pascal Lee is a planetary scientist at the SETI Institute, and founder & chairman of the Mars Institute. He is also director of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project at Ames Research Center. Dr. Lee is internationally recognized for his work on Martian water, Mars’s two moons, and the future of human space exploration. He has led over 30 expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic to study Mars by comparison with Earth. Dr. Lee co-created the award winning documentary Passage to Mars, and he wrote the children’s book Mission: Mars, which won the Prize for Excellence from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His in-person science outreach — particularly to Bay Area organizations — has touched thousands of space cadets, young and old.