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Prizes and Awards

The Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian is proud to offer and host sponsored fellowships, lectures, and prizes honoring outstanding work in astronomy and astrophysics.

Endowed Lectures

The CfA sponsors several annual endowed lectures. The Bok Prize and the pH and Clay Lectures honor young scholars. The Payne-Gaposchkin and Sackler Lectures honor more senior scientists for a career of distinguished scientific accomplishments.  Information on the endowed lectures, including abstracts and video of the lecture, can be found at Endowed Lectures.

Fellowships and Prizes

Annual fellowships and prizes recognize the achievements of current and former students in the Harvard University Department of Astronomy, including the following:

Student Awards