AAS Press Officer Receives NASA Medal for Eclipse Work
Hua Liu American Astronomical Society (AAS)
AAS Press Officer Rick Fienberg received the NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Medal at the NASA Honor Award ceremony on Thursday, 8 November 2018, at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. Fienberg received this medal “for exceptional service to the nation in [his] tireless efforts for the public’s safe solar viewing of the 2017 total solar eclipse.”
The NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Medal is awarded to an individual who is not a government employee for a significant specific achievement or substantial improvement in operations, efficiency, service, financial savings, science, or technology that contributes to the agency’s mission.
You can watch the ceremony video online (the Exceptional Public Achievement Awards begin at 37:14).
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine (left) and Deputy Administrator Jim Morhard (right) with AAS Press Officer Rick Fienberg at NASA Headquarters on 8 November. Photo courtesy NASA/Aubrey Gemignani.