ASP Annual Awards
Please read this important update from the ASP’s CEO, Linda Shore concerning the status of the ASP’s 2020 Awards and Awards Gala.
Visit our updated Nominations webpage for the updated guidelines and schedule of the ASP Awards.
Questions? Please contact us at any time.
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 and will resume in 2021. 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 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.
Visit our Photo Gallery of the 2019 ASP Awards Gala held November 9th, 2019 in Burlingame, CA.
Please read this important letter concerning the 2020 Annual Awards and the 2020 Awards Gala from ASP's CEO, Linda Shore.