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Astronomical Society of the Pacific Executive Director Announces Plans to Depart

James Manning, ASP Executive Director, has announced plans to resign from the position effective February 7, 2014—the 125th birthday of the ASP. Manning has served as Executive Director since 2007. More »

 

Priscilla & Bart Bok Awards for Astronomy Presented to High-School Students at Intel International Science & Engineering Fair

One American high school student and one high school student from Slovakia are the winners of the 2013 Priscilla and Bart Bok Awards for their astronomy projects presented at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in May. More »

 

Prepare for the August Perseid Meteor Shower

Are you ready for the Perseids? Perhaps you have already seen some of them. This shower, part of the debris stream of comet Swift-Tuttle, actually starts in mid to late July and extends for most of August. However, while there will only be a few meteors each hour most of those nights (if you are lucky!), the peak time for viewing the shower (August 11-12) will bring many, many more. More »

 

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific Announces 2013 Award Recipients in Astronomy Research and Education

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), one the largest and most innovative astronomy and science education organizations in the U.S., is proud to announce the recipients of its 2013 awards for excellence in astronomy research and education. The awards will be formally presented at an ASP Banquet on July 23 in San Jose, CA as part of ASP’s Annual Meeting. More »

 

Astronomical Society of the Pacific Honors Dr. James E. Gunn with Prestigious Bruce Gold Medal Award

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), one of the most respected astronomy and astronomy education organizations in the U.S., has announced that Dr. James E. Gunn is the 2013 recipient of its prestigious Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal. Dr. Gunn, of Princeton University, is recognized for his lifetime achievements in astronomical theory, observation and instrumentation. More »

 

Free Public Science Talks as Part of ASP’s 125th Annual Meeting on San Jose State University Campus

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), one of the most innovative and respected astronomy education organizations in the U.S., will host a series of public science talks in July by preeminent astronomers from NASA Ames, U.C. Davis and U.C. Berkeley. More »

 

Free Public Science Talks as Part of ASP’s 125th Annual Meeting on San Jose State University Campus

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), one of the most innovative and respected astronomy education organizations in the U.S., will host a series of public science talks in July by preeminent astronomers from NASA Ames, U.C. Davis and U.C. Berkeley. More »

 

The ASP’s Statement Regarding the Obama Administration’s GFY14 Budget Proposal Relating to NASA SMD EPO Funding

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), speaking from the perspective of 124 years of advancing science and science education, expresses its profound concern over the Obama Administration’s fiscal year 2014 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education restructuring proposal. More »

 

The ASP’s Statement Regarding the Obama Administration’s GFY14 Budget Proposal Relating to NASA SMD EPO Funding

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), speaking from the perspective of 124 years of advancing science and science education, expresses its profound concern over the Obama Administration’s fiscal year 2014 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education restructuring proposal. More »

 

2013 Board of Directors Nominations

The Nominations Committees of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific have announced the candidates for election to the ASP Board of Directors. More »