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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 »


Abstracts Now Being Accepted for 2013 Annual Meeting

The ASP is now accepting abstract proposals for its 2013 Annual Meeting, “Ensuring STEM Literacy.” More »


NRAO Scientist Named Editor of PASP

Jeffrey Mangum, a scientist at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been appointed Editor of the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (PASP), a peer-reviewed scientific journal. More »


The ASP Invites Nominations for 2013 Awards Recognizing Excellence in Astronomy

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is now accepting nominations for the organization’s 2013 awards which honor excellence in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach. More »


National Science Foundation Awards 2.5M Grant to Research Early Childhood Pathways to Astronomy

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) will spearhead a new $2.5M NSF funded research project entitled “My Sky Tonight” designed to foster a love of astronomy in preschoolers. More »


ASP 2013 Annual Meeting

The ASP is excited to announce the location for our 125th Annual Meeting in 2013: San Jose, CA! More »


Doomsday 2012 Video

We are pleased to share footage from one of the 2012 Annual Meeting highlight plenary sessions: “Doomsday 2012 and Cosmophobia – Challenges and Opportunities for Science Communication,” featuring: David Morrison, Kristine Larsen, Bryan Mendez, Mark Van Stone and Q&A. (With special thanks to NASA’s Brian Day and Ricky Guest.)


New ASP Annual Award

The ASP has just announced a new annual award — the Andrew Fraknoi Supporter’s Award in honor of 39 years of service and support to the ASP. More »


Priscilla and Bart Bok Awards Announced

June 2012 – Two high school students from Texas and Louisiana are the winners of the 2012 Priscilla and Bart Bok Awards for their astronomy projects presented at the Intel Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in May. The awards were presented on May 18 by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) in partnership with the American Astronomical Society (AAS), supported by funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  More »