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2018 ASP Annual Awards Gala

Awards Gala

Gala ticket purchase deadline is November 4

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

 
More information about all of the awardees.

Tickets for the Awards Gala dinner and ceremony

 

Dr. Timothy Heckman
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
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.

More information about all of the awardees.

Tickets for the Awards Gala dinner and ceremony