The American Association for the Advancement of Science cites Stassun for personally mentoring dozens of underrepresented minority students and for building innovative mentoring models.
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The AAS Board of Trustees has named Virginia Trimble a patron of the Society, and the International Astronomical Union has given the name Trimble to asteroid number 9271.
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific recognizes individual achievements in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach each year. Nominations for 2018 are due on 1 March.
AAS member Bruce D. Popp is the recipient of the S. Edmund Berger Prize for Excellence in Scientific and Technical Translation for his work on a seminal monograph by Henri Poincaré.
The National Academy of Sciences has recognized the IAU President Elect and honorary AAS member for improving our understanding of how molecules, stars, and planets form.
With her selection as a 2018 TED Fellow, Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil joins Carrie Nugent, Aomawa Shields, Jedidah Isler, Renée Hlozek, Hakeem Oluseyi, and Lucianne Walkowicz as a TED "rising star."
Ten AAS members are among the 396 distinguished scientists newly elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Nominations are invited on behalf of individuals with achievements in cosmology, genetics, or neuroscience. The nomination deadline is 15 December 2017.
Congratulations to new Nobel laureates Rainer Weiss (MIT), Barry Barish & Kip Thorne (both Caltech), cited "for their decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves."
The Lecar Prize recognizes exceptional contributions to the study of extrasolar planets in particular and theoretical astrophysics in general. Nominations are now welcome. Deadline: 5 November 2017.
Congratulations to AAS Press Officer Dr. Richard Fienberg on winning the Astronomical Society of the Pacific's Fraknoi Supporters Award for his contributions to public understanding of science through astronomy!
The Kavli Prize is awarded by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters for outstanding scientific achievements in Astrophysics, Nanoscience, and Neuroscience. The nomination deadline is 1 December 2017.
The International Astronomical Union is accepting nominations for the 2018 IAU PhD Prize, recognizing outstanding scientific achievements in astronomy by PhD students worldwide. Application deadline: 15 December.
Applications for the 2018 Robert L. Brown Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award are now being accepted from recent PhD recipients whose doctoral thesis is based on data from an AUI facility. Deadline: 31 December.
The International Astronomical Union has announced the recipients of the first annual IAU PhD Prize, which recognizes outstanding scientific achievements in astronomy by PhD students around the world.
The 2017 prize recognizes Sandy Faber for a body of work that has helped establish many of the foundational principles underlying our understanding of the universe on the largest scales.
On 2 May the Academy announced the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates, including several AAS members and others working in the astronomical sciences.
The Astrophysics Committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics invites nominations for the 2016 and 2017 Young Scientist Prizes. Nominations must be submitted by 15 June.
Nominations for the 2018 Breakthrough Prizes in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences, and Mathematics can be submitted online through 31 May 2017.
Shrinivas Kulkarni, Andrzej Udalski, and the late Neil Gehrels will share the $1 million 2017 international Dan David Prize for their exploration of the variable night sky.