Jay Pasachoff Receives Klumpke-Roberts Award

Jay Pasachoff, Member (1989–90) in the School of Natural Sciences, has received the 2019 Klumpke-Roberts Award from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

First awarded to Carl Sagan in 1974, the honor recognizes outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy.

Beyond his primary role as a professor and researcher, Pasachoff is cited for having authored A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets, now in the seventeenth printing of its fourth edition, The Cosmos: Astronomy in the New Millennium, now in its fifth edition, and hundreds of articles, textbooks, and conference series, as well as for numerous radio and television interviews with PBS’s NOVA and other outlets.

Pasachoff is currently Director of the Hopkins Observatory and Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams College.

He has two new books: the fifth edition of his astronomy text The Cosmos: Astronomy in the New Millennium (Jay M. Pasachoff and Alex Filippenko, Cambridge University Press, 2019) and a new book on the interface of art and astronomy: Cosmos: The Art and Science of the Universe (Roberta J.M. Olson and Jay M. Pasachoff, Reaktion Books and University of Chicago Press, 2019), both released in June 2019.

Read more at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.


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