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ASP Annual Awards

Nominations for the 2020 ASP Awards will open mid January, 2020.

Guidelines and award years are indicated within the information about each individual award. The deadline to submit nominations is March 1, 2020.

Please visit each Award category in the menu bar for details.

2019 Catherine Wolfe Bruce Medal Awardee

2019 Arthur B.C. Walker II Awardee

About the ASP Awards

Dr. Martha P. Haynes
2019 Bruce Gold Medal Recipient

The ASP recognizes individual achievements in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach each year. Recipients of our awards have included luminaries such as Edwin Hubble, Vera Rubin, Isaac Asimov, Margaret Burbidge, Carl Sagan, and most recently, Katherine Johnson.

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.

ASP Annual Awards Gala

November of each year the ASP holds an Awards Gala in honor of and to recognize the ASP Awards Recipients for their leadership in and advancement of astronomy and space science.

The 2019 ASP Awards Gala was held November 9th in Burlingame, CA. Visit our Photo Gallery.

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