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Tickets are now available for an evening of celebration for the ASP's 2019 Annual Awards, including the distinguished Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal. Each year we host a gala and ceremony to honor award recipients for their leadership in and advancement of astronomy and space science. Join us on November 9, 2019. Tickets are available online through November 3rd.
Free Public Event! The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is celebrating our 130th birthday with an astronomy-filled day on October 18, 2019 from 1pm - 10pm at San Francisco State University. Come and experience astronomy talks, planetarium shows, outdoor solar viewing, observatory viewing, and a birthday cake!