(Deadline for nominations Dec. 15)
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is now accepting nominations for the Society’s 2012 awards honoring accomplishments in astronomy education and public outreach. Recipients receive a cash award and engraved plaque, as well as travel and lodging to accept the award at the Society’s 2012 meeting:
- The Richard Emmons Award celebrates a lifetime of outstanding achievement in the teaching of college-level introductory astronomy for non-science majors.
- The Klumpke-Roberts Award recognizes those who have made major contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy.
- The Thomas J. Brennan Award is given for excellence in the teaching of astronomy at the high school level in North America.
- The Las Cumbres Amateur Outreach Award honors outstanding educational outreach by an amateur astronomer to K-12 students and the public.
You do not have to be an ASP member to make or second a nomination. Submission guidelines and lists of past recipients can be found at http://www.astrosociety.org/membership/awards/awards.html.