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ASP News Releases

Astronomy Across the Spectrum: Education & Outreach Everywhere, All at Once
August 22-24
Abstracts Now Open!

For the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Monday’s solar eclipse is like Christmas, Outside Lands and the Olympics all rolled into one.

The 135-year-old organization housed in an unassuming building on Ingleside’s Ocean Avenue has been preparing for this for three years: arranging a star speaking lineup, ordering merch, dispatching news alerts and snapping up plane tickets.

“These are wondrous events,” said Astronomical Society educator Shanil Virani, “and a way of connecting with our shared cultural heritage and the sense of wonder our ancestors had.”

We're counting down to the total solar eclipse. All of Mercury's eclipse content is freely available.

The new Mercury online magazine focuses on the various ways astronomy intersects with science, education, culture, history, and art.

DeVore, former Director of Education and Public Outreach and CEO for the SETI Institute is honored by the ASP for her decades of support and dedication to the ASP’s mission

The ASP will be honoring our 2023 award recipients in person at our Annual Gala on November 11, 2023 at the Grand Bay Hotel San Francisco, Redwood City, CA

The ASP announces the recipients of its 2023 awards for excellence in astronomy research and education, including the Catherine Bruce Gold Medal.

American Astronomical Society (AAS) presents 2023 Education Prize to Linda Shore, CEO of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Presented by AAS President Kelsey Johnson(left).

Join us for a day of Virtual Talks and Panels Celebrating Upcoming Awe-Inspiring Events

Solar Eclipses to Space Telescopes: Communicating Science to Students and the Public

The ASP will be honoring our award recipients in person at our Annual Gala on November 19, 2022 in Burlingame, CA

The ASP announces the launch of the NASA-funded program “Eclipse Ambassadors Off the Path.” Undergraduate students and amateur astronomers are invited to become Eclipse Ambassadors and help prepare their communities for a pair of exciting celestial events!

Read More for symposium and registration details with a link to register! Early Bird Registration ends July 15, 8:59pm PT

Please join us for our first public offering of the course - Confidence & Curiosity: Engaging Girls in Informal Science July 25 - August 12

Astronomers offer a unique perspective on the Earth’s climate crisis. The ASP announces the launch of a new and critically important initiative – to use the lens of astronomy to help people understand what contributes to global climate change and what can be done to save our fragile planet.

ASP honors the life of former ASP Executive Director, Michael Bennett, who passed away October 22. The ASP and the astronomy community has lost a passionate life-long astronomer, educator, leader, coach and friend.

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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