This is given annually by the SPIE in recognition of exceptional achievement in optical or photonic instrumentation for aerospace, atmospheric science, or astronomy. Harvey Moseley received this award in recognition of his extraordinary inventions of superconducting imaging arrays for astronomy, ranging from submillimeter bolometers to energy sensitive X-ray microcalorimeters, and even dark matter detectors, as well as microshutter arrays for the James Webb Space Telescope near IR spectrometer.
CSBF Antarctic Scientific Balloon Team/Danny Ball/CSBF (661), LRO-LR Lunar Laser Communication Test Team/Xiaoli Sun (694), NASA 2012 Transit of Venus Outreach Team/Martha Wawro (671), RHESSI Science and Data Analysis Team/Gordon Holman (671), SuperTIGER Balloon Team/John Mitchell (661)
Exceptional Public Achievement Medal
Dale J Fixsen (665)
NASA Honor Award - Exceptional Achievement Medal
Mark Clampin (667), Edward J Kim (617), Michael Ressler
NASA Honor Award - Distinguished Service Medal
Pawan K Bhartia (610), Jean Hebb Swank (662), Bruce E Woodgate (667)
Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship
Michael W McElwain (667)
Mike was first selected last year, along with 2 other
scientists, to complete a phase-A study for his proposed
instrument development. NASA HQ evaluated the proposals this
Spring, and has selected Mike to receive funding for the
next 4 years to build PISCES, an integral field spectrograph
(IFS) to be deployed at the High Contrast Imaging Testbed
(HCIT) at JPL. This will lay the ground-work for an
eventual IFS in space to characterize exoplanetary
AAS Rossi Prize
Alice K Harding (663)
The award is made jointly to Alice and Dr Roger Romani from Stanford
University. The citation reads "To Alice K Harding and Roger W. Romani for
establishing a theoretical framework for understanding gamma-ray pulsars."
GSFC Honor Award - Science
Anthony J Martino (615), Ross F Nelson (618), Carrie Anderson (693), Michael Ressler
GSFC Honor Award - Outreach
Francis J Reddy (660)
Citation: For outstanding dedication to public outreach through the media, including exceptional scientific writing and coordination with NASA video producers, resulting in high-impact Astrophysics press releases and features.
GSFC Honor Award - Mentoring
Joan M Centrella (660)
Citation: For her demonstrated commitment to mentoring women scientists at all stages of their careers, which has resulted in a positive and supportive professional environment for all.
GSFC Honor Award - Safety
Curtis E Odell (660)
Citation: For thorough and detailed investigation into the root cause of the laboratory fire in Building 34, Room C259, and his efforts to define and implement a recovery plan.
GSFC Honor Award - Science Team
HEASARC Team for Scientific Achievement
Team list: Alan Smale, Tom McGlynn, Bill Pence, Frank Marshall, Lorella Angelini, Dave Chuss, Phil Newman, Keith Arnaud, Mike Corcoran, Steve Drake, Steve Sturner, Laura McDonald, Ed Sabol, Craig Gordon, Bryan Irby, Pan Chai, Urmila Prasad, Michael Greason)
Citation: For enabling new science results from NASA missions by providing high quality software for data search, retrieval and analysis through the HEASARC data archive research center
GSFC Honor Award - Science
Timothy R Kallman (662), E Dwek (665), Jane R Rigby (665)
Eli Dwek for Scientific Achievement
Citation: For developing new, detailed, and observationally confirmed models of the formation, evolution, and destruction of cosmic dust grains, from supernovae to shock waves and star-forming regions.
Jane Rigby for Scientific Achievement
Citation: For using gravitational lensing to map a distant galaxy in unprecedented detail.
Tim Kallman for Scientific Achievement
Citation: For his outstanding performance as GEMS Project Scientist
GSFC Honor Award - Robert H. Goddard Award of Merit
Bruce E Woodgate (667)
Citation: For exceptional career achievements in science and service to Goddard and NASA
COSPAR's Massey Award
Neil Gehrels (661)
Neil Gehrels is the recipient of the COSPAR's 2012 Massey Award for outstanding contributions to the development of space research, interpreted in the widest sense, in which a leadership role is of particular importance.
Dr Demos Kazanas is named as a Fellow of the American Physical Society. The
citation reads "For diverse contributions to Astrophysics, ranging from a
1980 independent resolution, of the cosmological horizon problem using the
vacuum energy of spontaneously broken gauge theory -- to the recent idea
that AGN appearance depends on the properties of MHD winds launched from
their accretion disks."
Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
E Dwek (665), Neil Gehrels (661)
Dr. Eli Dwek and Dr. Neil Gehrels have been named as fellows of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The election of an AAAS
fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
James Kerley Award
Richard G Lyon (667)
This award is presented annually by Goddard's Innovative Partnerships
Office. Rick is being honored "for his enthusiasm and technical leadership
in technology development and his support in outreaching to industry for
commercial and other Government Agency applications of the Wavefront
Sensing suite of technologies".
Time Magazine's 25 Most Influential People in Space
John C Mather (660)
John Mather from the Observational Cosmology Lab in the Astrophysics Division, has been noted among Time Magazine's 25 most influential people in space in their "New Space Discoveries" edition.
For her achievement in the understanding of pulsars, through theoretical studies and interpretation of data from the Fermi mission.
NASA Honor Award - Group Achievement Award
John E.P. Connerney (695), Todd M Bonalsky (549), Michael K Choi (545), Norman K Dobson (660.3), Jared R Espley (695), Vicki T Gaunt (603), Patrick L Kilroy (568), Cynthia A Kirchner (554), Amil C Mann (545), Fred A Minetto (695), James L Odom (564), Ronald J Oliversen (695), Brian P Ross (549), Richard G Schnurr (560), David A Sheppard (564), Pietro Anthony Sparacino (322), Haydee M Aguilar (695), Nabil A Copty (540), Patsy L Dickens (546), Mona R Drexler (690.1), Francesco Giacobbe (540), Phillip A Goodwin (560), Steven G Himes (323), neil d holby (560), Gregory S Jamroz (540), Christa A Kronser (695), Patricia J Lawton (695), Lorna A Londot (422), Jacob Edward Masters (560), Bruce D Meinhold (560), Scott D Murphy (695), Vaughn R Nelson (540), Sokha S Ngin (562), Dean L Osgood (540), Kevin W Redman (540), Kenneth F Rehmann (564), Prapasra C Shub (540), Marly A Sulkowski (562), James E Tate (560), Khamphiou X Thay (562), Kim Andersson, Kim Loan Thi Tran (562), Sherry L Warner (562), Anastassia Malinnikova Bang, Anne P Watson (562), Mathias Benn, Maxine H Windhausen (562), Jonas Bækby Bjarnø, Peter Brauer, Jennifer L Young (540), Elizabeth A Zubritsky (690), Thorbjørn Helvig Christensen, Troelz Denver, Lowell Fry, Peter Buch Guldager, Anne-Dorthe Hansen, Finn Eskemann Jørgensen, John Leif Jørgensen, Peter Siegbjørn Jørgensen, Jan Kleberg, Seth Libby, Sean McKillop, Debbie Mechlenborg, José Maria Garcia Merayo, Wulf Oelschlägel, Ole Kolvig Olsen, Charles Rasbach, Sean Rupple, Robert Sharrow, Julia Sushkova, Lars Timmerman, Robert J. Venier, Hans Voight
For exemplary technical achievement leading to the highly successful development, build, test, calibration and operation of the Juno magnetometers instrument suite
Gruber Cosmology Prize
Charles L Bennett (665), Alan J Kogut (665), Edward J Wollack (665), Robert J Hill (665), Michael R Greason (660.2), Janet L Weiland (665), Nils P Odegard (665)