Department Awards

This page lists the prizes that are judged and awarded within the department. Click on the links for more information about the awards and the past winners. (See also our External Prize List.)

Nominations for awards can be submitted at any time of the year!

Graduate Awards

Alumni Award

Nominations for all department prizes and awards can be submitted at any time of the year!

Research and Teaching Faculty Awards

Staff Awards

  • Professional Staff Prize for Excellence - honors outstanding administrative and technical staff in the Department of Astronomy. Staff working in academic, business, facility administration IT, observatory (e.g. CARMA, Metzerott, etc), and NASA mission support/engineering are eligible.

Mentoring Award


  • Departmental Service and Inclusion Award - Awarded each year to a member of the department who has made exceptional contributions to the department through their service, DEI activities, and/or outreach efforts.