Archive for 2004
Project ASTRO Highlighted in Astronomy Magazine
November 2004 – Project ASTRO highlighted in November 2004 issue of Astronomy Magazine. After nearly a decade of creating teacher-astronomer relationship, Project ASTRO continues to enhance astronomy education throughout the United States. Read the entire article in pdf format (3.1 MB file, high-speed connection recommended).
Dr. Harold McNamara Retires from Conference Series
August 24, 2004 - Dr. Harold McNamara, Professor of Astronomy at Brigham Young University, has retired as Managing Editor of the ASP’s Conference Series. Associate Editor Dr. J. Ward Moody, also a Professor of Astronomy at BYU, has been named Interim Managing Editor. More…
2004 ASP Award Recipients Announced
May 20, 2004 – The ASP is pleased to announce the 2004 ASP Award recipients, including Dr. Chushiro Hayashi, recipient of the prestigious Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal and Dr. Seth Shostak, selected to receive the Klumpke-Roberts Award. Read more about all seven of our recipients and how to attend the 2004 Awards Banquet honoring their significant contributions and accomplishments.
Project ASTRO Marks 10th Year
April 15, 2004 – This spring marks the 10th year of Project ASTRO, an innovative program at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) that partners amateur and professional astronomers with teachers around the country to give students a hands-on introduction to astronomy.
Since the program started in San Francisco and Los Angeles classrooms in 1994, it has directly helped more than 103,000 students enjoy and participate in the excitement of scientific discovery. Project ASTRO is currently operating through 12 regional sites across the nation.
Dr. Janet Akyüz Mattei 1943-2004
The Universe became a bit darker on Monday, 22 March, with the death of Dr. Janet Akyüz Mattei, long-time Director of the American Association of Variable Star Observers and a former member of the ASP’s Board of Directors.
Through her leadership of the international, nearly century-old AAVSO, through her efforts to draw amateur and professional astronomers closer together in their work, and through her passionate pursuit of improved science education, Dr. Mattei brought her innate curiosity about and love of the heavens to everyone fortunate enough to know her.
The Board of Directors, Officers, Editors, and Staff of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific are saddened by her passing and join the international science community in celebrating her marvelous, stellar life.