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Astrochemists Showcase Eclipse

The ACS Astrochemistry subdivision was key in highlighting the "Great American Solar Eclipse" which took place during the 254th ACS meeting in DC. A live stream was setup and eclipse glasses given for all to take in this amazing astronomical site.

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Objectives of the Astrochemistry Subdivision

Astrochemistry is one of the most interdisciplinary fields of modern science. The purpose of this subdivision is to promote work in this field.

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Upcoming Astrochemistry Symposia

SERMACS 2017 in Charlotte, NC: Ingredients for Life in Astrochemical Environments, 10 November 2017
ACS Fall 2018 in Boston, MA: New Spectroscopic Techniques for Astrochemistry, 19-23 August 2018

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Astrochemistry Dissertation Award

Each year the subdivision recognizes an outstanding Ph.D. thesis from within the preceding two calendar years. For 2017, the awardee is Dr. Eric Parker of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, formerly of Georgia Tech. Dr. Parker will receive a $500 prize, an invitation to give a talk at the fall ACS meeting, and a $500 travel award provided by ACS Earth and Space Chemistry to attend the fall ACS meeting. read more


Astrochemistry Student Opportunities

For students interested in contacting astrochemistry practitioners, this is a (ever-changing) listing of academic faculty and NASA researchers who work in the field.