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ASP Annual Awards

2019 Annual Awards Announced

Catherine Wolfe Bruce Medal Awardee

Arthur B.C. Walker II Awardee

Please visit each Award category for details.

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

Each year the ASP honors and recognizes the ASP Awards Recipients for their leadership in and advancement of astronomy and space science.

The 2019 ASP Annual Awards Gala will be held on Saturday, November, 9th at the DoubleTree, Hilton in Burlingame, Ca..Be notified when tickets are available to attendĀ a banquet honoring the ASP Award Recipients.