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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 »


2012 ASP Award Winners Announced

June 2012 – The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) today announces the winners of its 2012 awards for excellence in astronomy research and education.

Full Press Release.


Astronomical Society of the Pacific Honors Dr. Sandra Moore Faber with Prestigious Bruce Gold Medal Award

May 2012 – The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), one of the oldest and most respected astronomy societies in the U.S., has announced that Dr. Sandra Moore Faber is the 2012 recipient of its Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal. Dr. Faber, of the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), is recognized for her lifetime achievements in astronomical research. More »


Fraknoi Becomes Honorary Member of the RASC

December 2011 – Congratulations to Andrew Fraknoi, former Executive Director of the ASP, currently chair of the Foothill College astronomy department, for his selection as an honorary member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.  More »