ASP Annual Awards
About the ASP Awards
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
Each year the ASP honors and recognizes the ASP Awards Recipients for their leadership in and advancement of astronomy and space science.
Be notified of this year's Awards Gala, a banquet honoring the ASP Award Recipients.