The ASP recognizes individual achievements in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach each year.
Our most prestigious award, the Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal, was established in 1889 by Catherine Wolfe Bruce, an American philanthropist and patroness of astronomy. The Bruce has been awarded annually by the ASP to a professional astronomer in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding achievement and contributions to astrophysics research and is one of the most important awards in the field.
Nominations are accepted through March 1 of each year. Please note the new nomination and distribution schedule on each individual Awards page. Most of the awards are open for nominations from the public unless specified. Announcements are made early Summer of each year.