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At 12:55pm Pacific Time, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control erupted in applause as the Perseverance rover touched down on Mars.

Astronomy likely influenced the Scottish poet Robert Henryson.

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In honor of Nancy Grace Roman, who spearheaded the development of the Hubble Space Telescope and was a generous benefactor of the Society, ASP announces the creation of the Nancy Grace Roman Award for outstanding contributions in promoting gender equity and inclusion in astronomy and related fields.

ASP will once again recognize the accomplishments of the astronomical community by resuming the Annual Awards in 2021

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