SSERVI’s Senior Scientist David Morrison received the American Astronomical Society’s Education Prize for 2015.

The AAS Education Prize recognizes outstanding contributions to the education of the public, students and/or the next generation of professional astronomers.

Dr. Morrison was recognized for “a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the understanding of astronomy by college students and the public and to the debunking of astronomical pseudo-science – through his textbooks, popular books, slide sets, websites, articles, public talks, and work with the media.”

The President of the American Astronomical Society contacted Dr. Morrison with the good news on Jan 5th, 2015. The Education Prize will be awarded at the January 2016 AAS meeting.

You can watch Dr. Morrison and colleagues debunk pseudo-science in videos from Doomsday 2012 and Cosmophobia: Challenges and Opportunities for Science Communication, which was presented as a Plenary Session at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) “Communicating Science Conference” held Tuesday August 7, 2012.

Congratulations David for this recognition of your important work!

Posted by: Soderman/SSERVI Staff
Source: SSERVI

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