Buttons for donate, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Donate to Support Science Literacy Facebook Twitter YouTube ASP logo

Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award of Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Past Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award recipients

Nomination Guidelines


The Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award of the ASP is given annually for recent significant observational results made possible by innovative advances in astronomical instrumentation, software, or observational infrastructure. The Award will be made to the scientist(s) who acquired the results, to the builder of the instrument/software (if a different individual), or to both as appropriate. Individuals as well as small teams of individuals are eligible. The Award will be granted for significant advances in any areas of astronomy, without restriction to wavelength or space/ground-based observations.


Nominations are solicited from major observatories and departments of astronomy worldwide. Nominations will be accepted from any member of the astronomical community. The nominator(s) should submit an original and seven copies of a letter (no more than two (2) typewritten pages in length) giving strong support to the choice. The letter should discuss the significance of the scientific results and clearly delineate the importance of the instrumentation/software/infrastructure advancement that enabled its achievement. Appropriate journal citations to the scientific results must also be included.

Due Date

Letters of nomination must be received in the office of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific on or before 1 January of 2013.


The Award recipient(s) will be selected by the Awards Committee appointed by the Board of Directors of the ASP. Once accepted, the Award will be announced in the spring of 2013.

The Award

The Award includes a $500 cash award and a plaque to be presented at the Annual Meeting Awards Banquet.

Submitting Nominations

Use the nominations form to provide all necessary information. Print it out and send along with your nomination letter (with eight reprints of the published articles) by 1 January 2013 to:

Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
390 Ashton Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

Alternately, submit the nominations form online and send your nomination letters, letters of support, and any other information via email as attachments, to awards {at} astrosociety.org with the nominee’s name on the subject line.

Contact awards {at} astrosociety.org if you have questions or need more information.