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Annual Report

2014 ASP Annual Report

Dear Friend,

I am pleased to present the ASP Annual Report for 2014, the 125th anniversary of the Society. You’ll see that we have made a great deal of progress in our mission to improve science literacy through astronomy.

Our highly successful and nationally recognized programs are serving astronomy lovers of all ages, from young children to amateurs and professionals. We are supporting science museums, park rangers, K-12 schools, amateur clubs, and early career astronomy faculty in their own efforts to bring astronomy and space science to the audiences they reach.

In the coming year we will be announcing a number of very exciting programs, products, and new initiatives. This includes ASP’s very first book for anyone interested in stargazing: The Complete Skywatchers Guide to be published by Weldon Owen Press and available Fall, 2015.

On behalf of the staff and the audiences we serve, thank you for your generous support of the ASP and our work. Together we are bringing the excitement of astronomy to a new generation of enthusiasts and professionals.


Linda S. Shore Ed.D
Executive Director
Astronomical Society of the Pacific

2014 Annual Report (pdf, 5 MB)


2013 ASP Annual Report

Greetings, Champions of Astronomy and Science Literacy!

Your Astronomical Society of the Pacific is pleased and excited to share our FY2013 Annual Report. You are encouraged to read it through and learn about the many ways the ASP has made an impact among its diverse program participants.

We also hope you will see how YOU have made a difference in the lives and learning of all who seek to explore and discover the unique science of astronomy. Members, donors, and funders from the private and public sectors make a critical investment in education, and help ensure our science literate future. We could not succeed without you!

Looking ahead, the ASP Staff and Board of Directors are committed to delivering the absolute best in services, programs and publications for professionals, classroom teachers, informal educators, and amateurs – all of whom represent a vital link in the learning continuum. Even in the face of federal budget threats to traditional sources of revenue via competitive grant programs at NASA and NSF, we remain undaunted in our endeavors.

As we close out another successful fiscal year, we hope that you share in our pride, excitement and commitment. Your belief in the ASP and in science literacy is reflected each and every day – manifested in the diversity of our work and the diversity of those who benefit from our programs.

We look forward to keeping in touch with you as we continue to foster the joy of exploration and discovery, and advance science literacy through astronomy.

Thank you for looking up with the ASP!

2013 Annual Report (pdf, 3.1 MB)


2012 ASP Annual Report

2012 Annual Report (pdf, 1.8 MB)


2011 ASP Annual Report

2011 Annual Report (pdf, 2 MB)


2010 ASP Annual Report

2010 Annual Report (pdf, 2 MB)


2009 ASP Annual Report

2009 Annual Report (pdf, 2.3 MB)


2008 ASP Annual Report

2008 Annual Report (pdf, 3.4 MB)


2007 ASP Year in Review

2007 Year in Review (pdf, 1.9 MB)


2006 ASP Year in Review

2006 Year in Review (pdf, 1.1 MB)


2005 Annual Report

2005 Annual Report (pdf, 1.8 MB)