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The ASP Invites Nominations for 2013 Awards Recognizing Excellence in Astronomy

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is now accepting nominations for the organization’s 2013 awards which honor excellence in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach. Nominations are welcome online or in writing until December 31. In addition to an award plaque, recipients receive a cash gift, and travel and lodging to the ASP Annual Awards Banquet, part of the ASP’s 125th Annual Meeting held in San Jose, July 2013.

The awards for which nominations are invited are as follows:

The Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award is bestowed 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 honors outstanding educational outreach by an amateur astronomer to K-12 youth and the interested lay public.

Please visit the awards page for submission guidelines, brief history of each award, past award recipients and other information.