George Van Biesbroeck Prize
The Van Biesbroeck Prize is normally awarded every two years and honors a living individual for long-term extraordinary or unselfish service to astronomy, often beyond the requirements of his or her paid position. The AAS assumed responsibility for the prize in 1997.
Self-nominations are allowed. Nominations are due on 30 June.
2024 - Frederick Seward
2022 - Donald York
2020 – Roc Cutri
2018 – Debra Meloy Elmegreen
2016 – Richard (Rick) A. Perley
2014 – Michael Hauser
2012 – C. Megan Urry
2011 – David S. Leckrone
|For her many years of dedicated service to the national and international communities of astronomers, including her expert assessments of progress in all fields of astrophysics and her significant roles in supporting organizations, boards, committees and foundations in the cause of astronomy.
|Father George V. Coyne
|For the diversity and scientific richness he has brought to the astronomical community through his visionary leadership of the Vatican Observatory Summer School (VOSS) and its long-term mentoring program, and for the unique role he has played at the juncture of science and religion.
|For his life-long efforts to enable, counsel, and help others do effective research wit the tools that he has developed, specifically the DAOPHOT family of reduction programs for the analysis of astronomical images.
|Stephen P. Maran
|For his outstanding and unselfish long-term contribution to the astronomical community as Press Officer for the American Astronomical Society.
|For the initiation, development, and maintenance for twenty-five years of the Astronomical Image Processing System (AIPS).
|For his outstanding, unselfish dedication to making HST one of the most scientifically productive telescopes of all time.
|Donat G. Wentzel
|For outstanding and sustained contributions during three decades to astronomy education in this country.
|Victor M. Blanco
|For outstanding service in building the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and in leading its scientific, technical and support staff.
|Michael J. Kurtz
|For being the visionary designer of the Astrophysics Data System (ADS) which clearly has revolutionized for over a decade the speed and thoroughness in which astronomers now can search and access the vast and still growing technical literature.
|D. Harold McNamara
|Barry M. Lasker
|Frank J. Lovas
|Helmut A. Abt
Awarded by Van Biesbroeck Award, Inc.
|Arlo U. Landolt
|Wayne H. Warren, Jr.
|No award given
|No award given
|Marc Aaronson, Jeremy Mould