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Grants and Prizes: AAS Definition: Relates only to AAS grants, prizes and awards. External and Division (DDA, DPS, HAD, HEAD, LAD, SPD) prizes are tagged separately.

Kepler Mission Leaders to Receive Inaugural Lancelot Berkeley Prize

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is pleased to announce that the first Lancelot M. Berkeley – New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy is being awarded to William J. Borucki and David G. Koch. Both at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, Borucki and Koch (rhymes with "Bach") serve as principal investigator and deputy principal investigator, respectively, of the Kepler space mission, which — in the words of the prize committee's citation — "is discovering new exoplanets while making major advancements in the search for terrestrial planets around other stars."


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