ASP Welcomes Nominations for 2020 Awards
This post is adapted from an ASP email:
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) recognizes individual achievements in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach each year. Nominations will be accepted through 1 March 2020.
How to Nominate
The ASP awards nomination process, which is new this year, is open to all. ASP members are especially encouraged to participate in the nomination process of select awards for those involved in research, public outreach, or who are active in the amateur astronomy or teaching communities.
Please visit the ASP Annual Awards website page for nomination instructions and previous award winners. Below are details on each award open for nominations this year.
Awards Details and Guidelines
The 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 and has gone to some of the greatest astronomers of the past century.
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.
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.
Gordon Myers Amateur Achievement Award
For significant observational or technical achievements by an amateur astronomer.
The newly named Gordon Myers 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.
For outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy.
The ASP bestows the annual Klumpke-Roberts Award on those who have made outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy.
Thomas J. Brennan Award
For exceptional achievement related to the teaching of astronomy at the high school level.
The Thomas J. Brennan Award recognizes excellence in the teaching of astronomy at the high school level in North America. The recipients have demonstrated exceptional commitment to classroom or planetarium education, as well as the training of other teachers.
All nominations and supporting materials must be received by 1 March 2020. Please email the ASP if you have questions about the nomination process.