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Nominate for an ASP Award

Tuesday, December 12, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sharon Shanks
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The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is looking for nominations for its annual awards, including several won in past years by planetarians.

One of the award categories is the Richard H. Emmons Award for outstanding achievement in the teaching of college-level introductory astronomy. It was established by Jeanne and Allan Bishop in honor of her father, an early pioneer in planetariums for teaching. Jeanne, a past president of IPS, is still working with planetariums.

Other awards are:

The Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal, for a lifetime of outstanding research in astronomy;

The Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award, for research results based on development of groundbreaking instruments and techniques;

The Klumpke-Roberts Award, for outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy;

The Arthur B.C. Walker II Award and Scholarship, to an outstanding African American (or member of the African Diaspora) who works in astronomy as a recognized leader in efforts to diversity the scientific community; and more.

Go to for a complete list of awards and more information as well as submission guidelines.

Deadline for nominations is March 1, 2018. Membership in ASP is not required to make or second a nomination.

For more information, contact Pablo Nelson at 

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