AAS Division Awards

2020 Division Awards Winners

Christopher Crockett – 2020 Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Science Journalism Award

Christopher Crockett

DPS is pleased to award the 2020 Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Science Journalism Award for distinguished popular writing to freelance writer Dr. Christopher Crockett for his article “How the Moon Landings Changed Our View of the Solar System” published in Knowable magazine on 16 July 2019Learn More

Christopher Crockett

DPS is pleased to award the 2020 Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Science Journalism Award for distinguished popular writing to freelance writer Dr. Christopher Crockett for his article “How the Moon Landings Changed Our View of the Solar System” published in Knowable magazine on 16 July 2019Learn More

Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Science Journalism Award (DPS)

Raynor L. Duncombe Student Research Prizes

Emma Lieb, Jorge Pérez-Hernández, Malena Rice, and Yubo Su

The 2020 prize recipients were Emma Lieb (University of Colorado Boulder), Jorge Pérez-Hernández (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), Malena Rice (Yale University), and Yubo Su (Cornell University). (In the picture: Raynor L. Duncombe) Learn More

Emma Lieb, Jorge Pérez-Hernández, Malena Rice, and Yubo Su

The 2020 prize recipients were Emma Lieb (University of Colorado Boulder), Jorge Pérez-Hernández (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), Malena Rice (Yale University), and Yubo Su (Cornell University). (In the picture: Raynor L. Duncombe) Learn More

Raynor L. Duncombe Student Research Prizes (DDA)

 2021 LAD Laboratory Astrophysics Prize Goes to Geoffrey Blake

Geoffrey Blake

This prize is given for his fundamental contributions to spectroscopic and observational studies of the chemistry of the interstellar medium, star-forming regions, disks, comets, and exoplanetary atmospheres. Learn More

Geoffrey Blake

This prize is given for his fundamental contributions to spectroscopic and observational studies of the chemistry of the interstellar medium, star-forming regions, disks, comets, and exoplanetary atmospheres. Learn More

Laboratory Astrophysics Prize (LAD)

Heidi Hammel – 2020 Harold Masursky Award

Heidi Hammel

DPS is pleased to award the 2020 Harold Masursky Award for meritorious service to planetary science to Dr. Heidi B. Hammel (Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy) for her extensive and impactful service spanning nearly 30 years. Learn More

Heidi Hammel

DPS is pleased to award the 2020 Harold Masursky Award for meritorious service to planetary science to Dr. Heidi B. Hammel (Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy) for her extensive and impactful service spanning nearly 30 years. Learn More

Harold Masursky Award (DPS)

Hui Tian: 2020 Karen Harvey Prize

Hui Tian

Dr. Hui Tian of Peking University, China, is awarded the 2020 Karen Harvey Prize for his ultraviolet and extreme-ultraviolet observations of the Sun and what they reveal about the dynamics of the solar atmosphere. Learn More

Hui Tian

Dr. Hui Tian of Peking University, China, is awarded the 2020 Karen Harvey Prize for his ultraviolet and extreme-ultraviolet observations of the Sun and what they reveal about the dynamics of the solar atmosphere. Learn More

Karen Harvey Prize (SPD)

 Ileana Chinnici Receives 2021 Osterbrock Book Prize for Biography of Angelo Secchi

Ileana Chinnici

HAD is pleased to present the 2021 Donald E. Osterbrock Book Prize for Historical Astronomy to Ileana Chinnici for her work Decoding the Stars: A Biography of Angelo Secchi, Jesuit and Scientist (Brill 2019). Learn More

Ileana Chinnici

HAD is pleased to present the 2021 Donald E. Osterbrock Book Prize for Historical Astronomy to Ileana Chinnici for her work Decoding the Stars: A Biography of Angelo Secchi, Jesuit and Scientist (Brill 2019). Learn More

Osterbrock Book Prize (HAD)

2021 LAD Early Career Award Goes to Javier García

Javier García

The award recognizes his calculations of atomic data and implementation of relativistic reflection models to understand accreting black holes and neutron stars. Learn More

Javier García

The award recognizes his calculations of atomic data and implementation of relativistic reflection models to understand accreting black holes and neutron stars. Learn More

Early Career Award (LAD)

2020 George Ellery Hale Prize: Kazunari Shibata

Kazunari Shibata

Dr. Kazunari Shibata of Kyoto University, Japan, is awarded the 2020 George Ellery Hale Prize for his outstanding work on the properties and behavior of magnetized solar and astrophysical plasmas. Learn More

Kazunari Shibata

Dr. Kazunari Shibata of Kyoto University, Japan, is awarded the 2020 George Ellery Hale Prize for his outstanding work on the properties and behavior of magnetized solar and astrophysical plasmas. Learn More

George Ellery Hale Prize (SPD)

2020 Brouwer Award Winner - Lennart Lindegren

Lennart Lindegren

Professor Emeritus Lennart Lindegren will give a lecture at the 2021 52nd annual meeting of the DDA. Professor Lindegren has made a profound impact on the fields of astrometry and celestial mechanics. Learn More

Lennart Lindegren

Professor Emeritus Lennart Lindegren will give a lecture at the 2021 52nd annual meeting of the DDA. Professor Lindegren has made a profound impact on the fields of astrometry and celestial mechanics. Learn More

Dirk Brouwer Career Award (DDA)

Ray Jayawardhana – 2020 Carl Sagan Medal

Ray Jayawardhana

DPS is pleased to award the 2020 Carl Sagan Medal to Dr. Ray Jayawardhana for outstanding contributions to the dissemination of planetary science research to the general public. Like Carl Sagan was, Dr. Jayawardhana is an active, accomplished academic scientist; he is now Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University. Learn More

Ray Jayawardhana

DPS is pleased to award the 2020 Carl Sagan Medal to Dr. Ray Jayawardhana for outstanding contributions to the dissemination of planetary science research to the general public. Like Carl Sagan was, Dr. Jayawardhana is an active, accomplished academic scientist; he is now Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University. Learn More

Carl Sagan Medal (DPS)

Rebekah Dawson – 2020 Harold C. Urey Prize

Rebekah Dawson

DPS is pleased to award the 2020 Harold C. Urey Prize for outstanding achievement in planetary research by an early career scientist to Dr. Rebekah Dawson (Pennsylvania State University) in recognition of her groundbreaking research on planetary dynamics, the formation of planetary systems, and the characterization of exoplanets on close-in orbits. Learn More

Rebekah Dawson

DPS is pleased to award the 2020 Harold C. Urey Prize for outstanding achievement in planetary research by an early career scientist to Dr. Rebekah Dawson (Pennsylvania State University) in recognition of her groundbreaking research on planetary dynamics, the formation of planetary systems, and the characterization of exoplanets on close-in orbits. Learn More

Harold C. Urey Prize (DPS)

Robert W. Smith

In his decades-spanning career, Robert Smith has worked alongside astronomers and engineers to produce in-depth histories of the Hubble Space Telescope and James Webb Space Telescope, written a series of well-regarded books, and generated groundbreaking articles addressing the history of cosmology in the 19th and 20th centuries. Learn More

Robert W. Smith

In his decades-spanning career, Robert Smith has worked alongside astronomers and engineers to produce in-depth histories of the Hubble Space Telescope and James Webb Space Telescope, written a series of well-regarded books, and generated groundbreaking articles addressing the history of cosmology in the 19th and 20th centuries. Learn More

LeRoy E. Doggett Prize (HAD)

Wing-Huen Ip

Wing-Huen Ip

DPS is pleased to award the 2020 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize for outstanding contributions to the field of planetary science to Professor Wing-Huen Ip at the Institute of Astronomy, National Central University, in Taiwan, for his contributions to advancements in comet plasma physics, solar-system dynamics, and magnetospheric interactions with atmospheres and solid surfaces. Learn More

Wing-Huen Ip

DPS is pleased to award the 2020 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize for outstanding contributions to the field of planetary science to Professor Wing-Huen Ip at the Institute of Astronomy, National Central University, in Taiwan, for his contributions to advancements in comet plasma physics, solar-system dynamics, and magnetospheric interactions with atmospheres and solid surfaces. Learn More

Gerard P. Kuiper Prize (DPS)