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Emmy and Peabody award-winning writer/producer Ann Druyan speaks at the inauguration of the Carl Sagan Institute, May 9, 2015.

Sagan and Druyan collaborated on numerous books, articles and speeches during their 20 years together; they co-created and produced the motion picture "Contact." Druyan was co-writer of the original "Cosmos" TV series starring her late husband, as well as lead executive producer, co-writer and a director of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey." She served as creative director of NASA's legendary Voyager Interstellar Message Project, which Sagan chaired, and as program director on humanity's first two solar sailing spacecraft missions.

The inauguration event, "(un)Discovered Worlds," featured a day of public talks given by leading scientists and renowned astronomy pioneers.