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Astronomical Society of the Pacific Honors Dr. Nick Scoville with the Bruce Gold Medal

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is proud to award the 2017 Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal to Dr. Nick Scoville, the Francis L. Moseley Professor of Astronomy (Emeritus) at the California Institute of Technology and former director of Caltech’s Owens Valley Radio Observatory. He is a pioneer in millimeter-wave astronomy and a leading expert in studies of galaxy evolution, the nature of the dense interstellar molecular gas in galaxies, and star formation. More »

 

ASP Executive Director, Linda Shore, on NASA TV for Press Briefing

Linda Shore, ASP’s executive director, was one of six scientists on a panel for a nationally broadcasted press briefing on June 21, in preparation for the August 21 Solar Eclipse. More »

 

ASP helps Girl Scouts with their annual Bridge event

The ASP participated in the Girl Scouts of Northern California’s Golden Gate Bridging event on Saturday April 29, 2017. 8,000 Girl Scouts and adult volunteers crossed the span from Juniors to Cadettes.

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Help create the Eclipse Megamovie!

In partnership with Google, UC Berkeley, and seven other organizations, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is helping to create the Eclipse Megamovie 2017! More »

 

Astronomical Society of the Pacific welcomes nominations for 2017 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.

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Michael Bennett to Receive ASP’s Andrew Fraknoi Supporters Award

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), one of the oldest and most respected science education organizations in the U.S., has announced that Michael Bennett is the 2016 recipient of its Andrew Fraknoi Supporters Award. More »

 

Katherine Johnson to receive the ASP’s new Arthur B.C. Walker II Award

Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient to be the inaugural recipient of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s award for outstanding achievement in astronomy and education by an African-American scientist.

Katherine Johnson, renowned NASA mathematician who calculated and verified the trajectories that took the first Americans into space and to the Moon, will be the inaugural recipient of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s Arthur B.C. Walker II Award. More »

 

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific Announces Its 2016 Award Recipients For Astronomy Research And Education

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), one of the oldest, innovative, and respected organizations in the U.S. dedicated to increasing the understanding and teaching of astronomy, is proud to announce the recipients of its 2016 awards for excellence in astronomy research and education. More »

 

Astronomical Society of the Pacific Honors Dr. Andrew Fabian with the Bruce Gold Medal

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is proud to award the 2016 Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal to Dr. Andrew Fabian. More »

 

ASP Diversity Statement

Dear Members, Supporters, and Friends of the ASP,

Over the last 6 months, the astronomy community has been rocked by the revelations of very serious cases of sexual harassment against women at several institutions. Equally disturbing was the discovery that these behaviors had gone essentially unchecked at universities for decades. Serious questions were raised concerning who knew about it, how and why this behavior was tolerated for so long, and whether the profession has the right mechanisms in place to address sexual harassment swiftly and meaningfully. More »