ASP Announces the Recipients of it's Prestigious 2023 Awards for Astronomy Research and Education
San Francisco, California – September 27, 2023 - The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), one of the oldest, most innovative, and most respected organizations in the U.S. dedicated to increasing the understanding and teaching of astronomy, announces the recipients of its 2023 awards for excellence in astronomy research and education.
The celebration of these prestigious awards was presented in person on November 11, 2023 in Redwood City at California at the Grand Bay Hotel San Francisco
2023 ASP Award Recipients:
Catherine Bruce Gold Medal I Marcia Rieke
Robert J. Trumpler I Deborah Lokhorst
Klumpke-Roberts I Don McCarthy
Gordon Myers Amateur Achievement I Dan Caselden
The Inaugural Nancy Grace Roman Award I Francesca Primas
ASP Fraknoi Supporters Award I Edna DeVore
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 Gold Medal 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.
The Awards nominations are now accepted annually from early January through March 15. The nomination and distribution schedule can be found on each individual Awards page. We recommend reading the Guidelines for each Award in advance of the submission deadline. Most of the awards are open for nominations from the public unless specified. Announcements are made early Summer of each year. A celebration Awards Gala is held in November in the Bay Area, California.
About the 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. We had to take a pause in 2020, but resumed our annual celebration in 2021 with our first Virtual Awards Gala and honored the 2022 ASP Award Recipients in person once again.
The Awards Gala was held on November 11, 2023 at the Grand Bay Hotel San Francisco to honor and celebrate those receiving the prestigious ASP Awards.