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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 »


The Astronomical Society of the Pacific Invites Nominations for the Organization’s 2014 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 »


ASP Executive Director Opening

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is seeking interested applicants for its Executive Director position. More »


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 »