News | 06.19.2012
Professor Pieter van Dokkum Named the 2012 Aaronson Lecturer
"In order to create a fitting tribute to the memory of Marc Aaronson, his family, friends, and colleagues have established and privately endowed the Marc Aaronson Memorial Lectureship to promote and recognize excellence in astronomical research. The Lectureship and cash prize are awarded every eighteen months to an individual or group who, by his or her passion for research and dedication to excellence, has produced a body of work in observational astronomy which has resulted in a significant deepening of our understanding of the universe. Any living scientist is eligible for this award without consideration of race, sex, or nationality..."
Image Credits: (header) European Space Agency & NASA; (background) NASA, ESA and H.E. Bond (STScI)