2018 ASP Annual Awards Gala
A formal dinner and award presentation recognizing exceptional achievement in astronomy research, public outreach, and education.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
5:30pm – 10pm
DoubleTree by Hilton
San Francisco Airport Waterfront
835 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA
Dr. Timothy Heckman
2018 Catherine Wolfe Bruce
Gold Medal Awardee
Join us as we present the prestigious Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal (awarded since 1898) for lifetime achievement in astronomy research. This year’s recipient is Dr. Timothy Heckman whose work has focused on galaxy formation, active galactic nuclei, and the relationship between galactic evolution and the life cycle of the super massive black holes at their core. Heckman is also a renowned observer, with a deep knowledge of spectroscopic diagnostics and has utilized and organized extensive surveys using both ground- and space-based telescopes.
Dr. Benjamin J. (BJ) Fulton
2018 Robert J. Trumpler Awardee
The ceremony also features presentations of 7 additional awards, including the Robert J. Trumpler Award, given each year to a recent recipient of the PhD degree in North America whose research is considered unusually important to astronomy. This year, Dr. Benjamin J. (“BJ”) Fulton, a staff scientist at NExScI, based at IPAC, a science and data center for astronomy at Caltech. Dr. Fulton’s landmark doctoral dissertation focused on the discovery and categorization of extrasolar planets, and in particular smaller planets between the sizes of Earth and Neptune.