Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy
The Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy is awarded annually by the American Astronomical Society (AAS) to a woman resident of North America, who is within five years of receipt of a Ph.D., for distinguished contributions to astronomy or for similar contributions in related sciences which have immediate application to astronomy. The awardee shall be invited to give a talk at an AAS meeting and is given a $1,500 honorarium.
From 1973–2004 it was awarded by the American Association of University Women on advice from the AAS. The AAS resumed distribution of the award in 2005. The award is named in honor of American astronomer Annie Jump Cannon, and is the only award for a woman astronomer.
Annie Jump Cannon awardees are: