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Joycelin Craig
Director, Membership & Communications
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phone: 415-715-1417

Liz Kruesi
Editor, Mercury magazine and Mercury Online
email: editor@astrosociety.org


ASP Press Releases

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

Starting January 2021, the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (PASP) will be going 100% digital. IOP Publishing and the ASP made this decision to be both economically and environmentally responsible. The last printed issue will be December 2020.

Join the ASP this December 3-5 for ASP2020: A Virtual Conference - Embracing the Future: Astronomy Teaching and Public Engagement. Plenary Speakers, Schedule, and Special Event just announced and Full Registration ends December 2!

The ASP is introducing a new, six-module Online Astronomy Institute, The Universe in the Classroom covering classroom tested, inquiry-rich astronomy activities designed to engage students in investigations of space science phenomena.

On June 10th, ASP is encouraging staff to educate ourselves on how we as individuals and as an organization can do better to build and support a more equitable, just, and diverse astronomy community especially in support of Black lives, dreams, and hopes.

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) announces changes for its 2020 Annual Awards and Gala.

A new free program including a weekly Live Storytime, Astronomy @ Home will gradually include a Lecture Series, activities for families and kids ages 3-15.

A British American scientist, Burbidge was best known for her work on stellar nuclear synthesis and the origins of the chemical elements.

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!

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