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Nominations Open for 2017 ASP Awards

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 13:23

This post is adapted from an Astronomical Society of the Pacific press release.

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is accepting nominations for the organization’s national annual awards which recognize special achievements in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach. Nominations for the 2017 awards will be accepted through 1 March 2017 and award recipients will be celebrated at the annual ASP Gala. More information, nomination instructions, and past recipients can be found on the ASP Annual Awards page.

The following awards are currently accepting nominations:

  • The Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal, awarded for a lifetime of outstanding research in astronomy.
  • The Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award recognizes recent significant observational results made possible by innovative advances in astronomical instrumentation, software, or observational infrastructure.
  • The Robert J. Trumpler Award is presented each year to a recent recipient of a PhD in North America whose research is considered unusually important to astronomy.
  • The Klumpke-Roberts Award recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy.
  • The Arthur B. C. Walker II Award is presented to an outstanding African-American (or member of the African Diaspora) who works in the areas of astronomy (including astronomy, astrophysics, space, and related sciences) as a recognized leader in efforts to diversify the scientific community.
  • The Richard A. Emmons Award celebrates outstanding achievement in the teaching of college-level introductory astronomy for non-science majors.
  • The Thomas J. Brennan Award is given for excellence in the teaching of astronomy at the high school level in North America.
  • The Amateur Achievement Award recognizes significant observational or technological contributions to astronomy or amateur astronomy by an individual not employed in the field of astronomy in a professional capacity.
  • The Las Cumbres Amateur Outreach Award honors outstanding educational outreach by an amateur astronomer to K-12 youth and the interested lay public.
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