ASP Welcomes Nominations for 2018 Annual Awards
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) recognizes individual achievements in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach each year. We are currently accepting nominations for our 2018 awards through 1 March 2018. Nominees are welcome from AAS members and other members of the astronomical community. We especially seek nominations for the following awards:
Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal
Awarded since 1898 for a lifetime of outstanding research in astronomy.
Our highest award is the Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal, awarded for a lifetime of outstanding research in astronomy. Awarded since 1898, the medal has gone to some of the greatest astronomers of the past century. The 2017 recipient is Dr. Nick Scoville, California Institute of Technology.
Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award
For important research results based upon development of groundbreaking instruments and techniques.
The Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award is given for recent significant observational results made possible by innovative advances in astronomical instrumentation, software, or observational infrastructure. The 2017 recipients are Dr. John Wilson (University of Virginia) and the APOGEE team.
Robert J. Trumpler Award
For a recent PhD thesis considered unusually important to astronomy.
The Robert J. Trumpler Award is given each year to a recent recipient of the PhD degree in North America whose research is considered unusually important to astronomy. The 2017 recipient is Dr. Blakesley Burkhart, who completed her PhD in astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014.
Richard H. Emmons Award
For excellence in college astronomy teaching.
The Richard H. Emmons Award recognizes and celebrates outstanding achievement in the teaching of college-level introductory astronomy for non-science majors. The 2017 recipient is Prof. Emeritus Bruce Partridge, of Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania.
For outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy.
The Klumpke-Roberts Award honors outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy. The 2017 recipient is Prof. Paul A. Delaney, Director of the York University Astronomical Observatory and former Director of the Natural Science Division at York University in Toronto, Canada.
Nominations must be received by 1 March 2018. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the nomination process. For information about the ASP's other awards, see the Annual Awards page.