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2003 ASP Annual Award Recipients

ASP 2003 Award Recipients Press Release

The Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal

Vera Rubin

Vera Rubin
Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism

Image courtesy of Vera Rubin

The Thomas J. Brennan Award

Eugene Zajac

Eugene S. Zajac
Shaker Heights High School,
Shaker Heights, Ohio

Image courtesy of Rob Sylak

The Klumpke-Roberts Award

Hubble Heritage Project
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), Baltimore, Maryland


Hubble Heritage TeamHubble Heritage Team 2003. From left to right: Howard Bond, Forrest Hamilton, Eric Masiello, Lisa Frattare, Zolt Levay, Keith Noll, Carol Christian, and Tricia Royle.

Image courtesy of John Bedke (STScI/CSC)

Egg Nebula

The Hubble Heritage Project team recently processed this image of the Egg Nebula.

Image courtesy of NASA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

The Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award

Rodger Thompson (University of Arizona)
and the NICMOS Instrument Definition Team

NICMOS Instrument Definition Team members:
Rodger Thompson, Principal Investigator, University of Arizona
Marcia Rieke, Deputy Principal Investigator, University of Arizona
Eric Becklin, University of California, Los Angeles
John Black, Chalmers Institute Onsala
Harland Epps, University of California, Santa Cruz
Edwin Erickson, NASA Ames Research Center
Donald Hall, University of Hawaii
John Hill, University of Arizona
Frank Low, University of Arizona
Donald McCarthy, University of Arizona
Nicholas Scoville, California Institute of Technology
Glenn Schneider, University of Arizona
Bradford Smith, University of Hawaii
Hyron Spinrad, University of California, Berkeley
Richard Terrile, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Ray Weymann, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Erick Young, University of Arizona

Rodger Thompson

NICMOS team Principal Investigator Rodger Thompson

Image courtesy of Rodger Thompson


The NICMOS team: Standing: John Hill, Rodger Thompson, Edwin Erickson, Ray Weymann, Eric Beklin, Nicholas Scoville, Bradford Smith, Richard Terrile, and Harland Epps. Kneeling: Erick Young, John Black, Marcia Rieke, Elizabeth Stobie, Glenn Schneider and Tony Ferro. Missing: Donald Hall, Frank Low, Don McCarthy, Hyron Spinrad Elizabeth Stobie and Tony Ferro are not officially IDT members but work closely with the team providing computer support.

Image courtesy of Gary Eschman


The NICMOS camera aboard the Hubble Space Telescope took this lovely image of Saturn.

Image courtesy of Erich Karkoschka (University of Arizona) and NASA

The Robert J. Trumpler Award

Daniel Reichart

Daniel E. Reichart
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Image courtesy of Karaleah S. Reichart

Amateur Achievement Award

Kyle Smalley

Kyle E. Smalley
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Image courtesy of Holly Jessop (CfA)

The Las Cumbres Amateur Outreach Award

Mario Motta

Mario Motta
Lynnfield, Massachusetts

Image courtesy of Joyce Motta