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Annual Report

2017 ASP Annual Report

Dear Friend,

I am pleased to present the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) Annual Report for 2017. This year marked the 129th anniversary of the Society and, most significantly, the first time in 99 years that a total solar eclipse traversed the continental United States from coast to coast.

Estimates are that over 215 million people watched the “Great American Solar Eclipse” in some fashion. ASP has at the heart many national efforts aimed at ensuring everyone was fully engaged in this once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event. We also focused our attention on reaching underserved communities both on and off the path of totality.

This year we are focusing our annual report on the historic Great American Eclipse and our success in engaging literally hundreds of thousands of people in the awe and wonder of this rare celestial alignment. Thanks to you, the ASP supported astronomy enthusiasts of every kind, trained astronomy educators working in many different types of learning environments, and created innovative astronomy education activities and materials to help people understand why eclipses happen.

Together with friends like you, we are bringing the excitement of astronomy to new generations of enthusiasts and professionals. On behalf of all of the audiences we serve, thank you.

Sincerely,

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

P.S. Please consider making a contribution to the ASP today so we can build on last year’s tremendous success and expand our work. Your gift may be tax-deductible as provided by law. The ASP tax ID is 94-0294860.

 

2016 ASP Annual Report

Dear Friend,

I am pleased to present the ASP Annual Report for 2016, the 127th anniversary of the Society. We accomplished a great deal last year in support of our mission to improve science literacy through the excitement of astronomy.

ASP’s nationally acclaimed programs continue to expand and serve astronomy lovers of all ages, from young children to amateurs and professionals. Our work supports science museums, park rangers, K-12 schools, amateur clubs, and early career astronomy faculty to bring the awe and wonder of astronomy and space science to audiences they reach.

Our work in 2016 included directly contributing to the ASP’s new partnership with the Girl Scouts developing astronomy badges and providing scout leaders with training and support; establishing the new Arthur B.C. Walker II Award given for significant achievement in astronomy by an African American; and convening our 128th Annual Meeting focusing on bringing the amazement of the upcoming August 21, 2017 solar eclipse to underserved youth.

Please consider making a contribution to the ASP today so we can build on last year’s tremendous success and expand our work.

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

Sincerely,

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

P.S. Your gift may be tax-deductible as provided by law. The ASP tax ID is 94-0294860.

 

2015 ASP Annual Report

Dear Friend,

I am pleased to present the ASP Annual Report for 2015, the 126th anniversary of the Society. You’ll see that we accomplished a great deal last year in support of our mission to improve science literacy through the excitement of astronomy.

ASP’s nationally acclaimed programs are expanding, serving astronomy lovers of all ages, from young children to amateurs and professionals. We support science museums, park rangers, K-12 schools, amateur clubs, and early career astronomy faculty to bring the awe and wonder of astronomy and space science to audiences they reach.

In 2016, we began work on exciting new NASA funded programs. This includes ASP’s new partnership with the Girl Scouts, where we will help develop astronomy badges and provide scout leaders with training and support. We are also partnering with the Science Museum of Minnesota to bring NASA science content to several hundred museums across the country.

Please consider making a contribution to the ASP today so we can build on last year’s tremendous success and expand our work.

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

Sincerely,

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

2015 Annual Report (pdf, 4 MB)

 

2014 ASP Annual Report

2014 Annual Report (pdf, 5 MB)

 

2013 ASP Annual Report

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)