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The Astronomical Society of the Pacific Invites Nominations for the Society's 2011 Awards


November 4, 2010

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is now accepting nominations for the Society’s 2011 awards honoring excellence in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach.  Recipients receive a cash award and engraved plaque, as well as travel and lodging to accept the award at the Society’s 123rd annual meeting, to be held at the Tremont Plaza Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland from July 30 - August 3, 2011.  The awards for which nominations are invited are as follows:

The Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award is for recent significant observational results made possible by innovative advances in astronomical instrumentation, software, or observational infrastructure.

The Robert J. Trumpler Award is presented each year to a recent recipient of the PhD degree in North America whose research is considered unusually important to astronomy.

The Klumpke-Roberts Award recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy.

The Richard A. Emmons Award celebrates outstanding achievement in the teaching of college-level introductory astronomy for non-science majors.

The Thomas J. Brennan Award is given for excellence in the teaching of astronomy at the high school level in North America.

The Amateur Achievement Award recognizes significant observational or technological contributions to astronomy or amateur astronomy by an individual not employed in the field of astronomy in a professional capacity.

The Las Cumbres Amateur Outreach Award seeks to honor outstanding educational outreach by an amateur astronomer to K-12 youth and the interested lay public.

The nominations deadline for the Muhlmann and Trumpler Awards is January 1, 2011.  The nominations deadline for the others is December 15, 2010.  Submission guidelines, lists of past recipients and additional information can be found at

To make inquiries or get additional information, please contact Albert Silva at 415.337.1100 x 100 or asilva {at}


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