Bartusiak honored by Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Wins Klumpke-Roberts Award in recognition of her contributions


The Astronomical Society of the Pacific has honored Marcia Bartusiak, an adjunct professor in MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing, with its Klumpke-Roberts Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy.

For three decades, Bartusiak has written prolifically in the field of physics and astronomy, offering insight into complex topics and the lives of the scientists who explore them. Bartusiak regularly publishes in a variety of national publications and is the author of five books. Her most recent, Archives of the Universe (Knopf Doubleday, 2004), chronicles the 100 biggest discoveries in astronomy, through primary source material, from Archimedes to the accelerating universe.


Topics: Awards, honors and fellowships, Astronomy

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