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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!

Don't miss out on this special one day virtual event on Exploring Science Communication and Public Engagement.

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.

Bring astronomy to communities across the globe

Hosted by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific with Astronomers for Planet Earth, ASP2021 virtual Summer Symposium is July 23 for a day of plenaries and workshops explore how to harness the astronomical perspective as we fight to protect our planet.

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

Recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama in 2012, Dr. Curruthers was best known for developing the first moon-based observatory for the Apollo 16 mission.

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.

Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries - Behind the scenes with the project team. Join us as we host a special LIVE Big Astronomy Planetarium Show and Panel Discussion on opening night of the ASP's upcoming Virtual Conference.

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!

Watch the video lecture on the Silicon Valley Lecture Series YouTube channel
Jan. 25, 2017

Dr. Andrea Ghez (University of California, Los Angeles) reports on her pioneering observations and discusses some of the surprising results this work has led to.

Tune in to 360° live streams of the film Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries on September 26, on the Big Astronomy YouTube Channel. 3pm ET/ 6pm PT

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.