Congratulations to David Morrison

David Morrison. Photo by Sgerbic, via Wikimedia Commons.NCSE is pleased to congratulate David Morrison, who received the 2015 Education Prize from the American Astronomical Society.

According to a January 16, 2015, press release, the honor recognized "a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the understanding of astronomy by college students and the public and to the debunking of astronomical pseudoscience through his textbooks, popular books, slide sets, websites, articles, public talks, and work with the media. As the primary spokesperson for the scientific response to public fears of a doomsday on 21 December 2012, Morrison exemplified the dedication of scientists who devote themselves to sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with the public while maintaining the highest standards of technical accuracy."

A member of NCSE's Advisory Council, Morrison is director of the Carl Sagan Center for Study of Life in the Universe at the SETI Institute.