Last evening, at the 125th Awards Ceremony of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Derrick Pitts of the Franklin Institute (and Vice-president of the ASP) presented the 2022 Richard Emmons Award to George Greenstein of Amherst College. The Emmons Award recognizes a lifetime of contributions to the teaching of Astro 101 courses at the college level.
The next Emmons Award will be presented in 2024, so have some time to think about really significant people in our field who deserve to be nominated. For more information, see: https://astrosociety.org/who-we-are/awards/richard-h-emmons-award.html
In 2023, the ASP will present the Thomas Brennan Award for outstanding contributions to the teaching of astronomy at the high school level. For more, see: https://astrosociety.org/who-we-are/awards/thomas-j-brennan-award.html