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The Astronomical Society of the Pacific Invites Nominations for the Organization’s 2015 Annual Awards

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is accepting nominations for the organization’s national annual awards which recognize special achievements in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach. More »

 

Results of ASP Bylaw Amendment Vote

The vote on the ASP bylaw amendment was completed on November 1st. The amendment was approved by the membership with a vote of 267 yes and 55 no – an 84% approval rate. For more information, please read this letter from ASP Board President, Gordon Myers. More »

 

Meteorbytes: Excerpts from the ASP Blogosphere

Announcing a new feature on our website! Meteorbytes: Excerpts from the ASP Blogosphere is a collection of posts from blogs written by ASP staff and friends of the ASP. More »

 

2014 Eclipse Fact Sheets

On Thursday, October 23, 2014, most of the United States and Canada will experience a partial eclipse of the Sun. More »

 

FY14-15 Board of Directors Election Results

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is pleased to announce the election of three new members to the Board of Directors: Gibor Basri, Pamela Gay, and Philip Sadler. Read more here.

 

Astronomical Society of the Pacific Announces Recipients of 2014 Annual Awards for Excellence in Astronomy Research, Education and Public Outreach

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), one of the oldest and most respected science education organizations in the U.S., has announced the recipients of its prestigious annual awards recognizing individuals for their leadership in and advancement of astronomy and space science. More »

 

Astronomical Society of the Pacific Honors Dr. Ken Kellermann with Prestigious Bruce Gold Medal Award

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), one of the oldest and most respected science education organizations in the United States, has announced that Dr. Kenneth Kellermann is the 2014 recipient of its Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal. More »

 

Dr. Michael G. Gibbs

Michael Gibbs Memorial Fund Established.

As you will read below, the ASP lost one of its greatest champions in December with the untimely passing of Michael Gibbs, former employee (2005 to 2008), and board member and officer (2009 to 2013). More »

 

Veteran Astronomy Educator, Astrophysicist, and Science Writer Dr. Linda Shore Named Executive Director of the ASP

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Linda Shore to the position of Executive Director. More »

 

Dr. Harold McNamara

The ASP deeply mourns the January 10th passing of BYU astronomy professor Dr. Harold McNamara, who served as Editor of the science journal “Publications of the ASP” from 1968 to 2004. More »