Honors and Awards

Astronomer and University Professor Sandra Faber accepts the 2009 Bower Award at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at UCSC has a long history of distinguished and prestigious accomplishments.  Collectively, UCSC was ranked first in the nation in for impact of research in space sciences by NASA (2008). Our department's faculty includes five members of the National Academy of Sciences, six members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, and an honorary member of the Royal Astronomical Society. The faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers have also received numerous national and international awards for their outstanding achievements and contributions. To see a comprehensive list of previous honors and awards, see the links below.