Bruce Medal

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The Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal is awarded every year by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is a scientific and educational organization, founded in San Francisco on February 7, 1889. Its name derives from its origins on the Pacific Coast, but today it has members all over the country and the world...

 for outstanding lifetime contributions to astronomy
Astronomy is a natural science that deals with the study of celestial objects and phenomena that originate outside the atmosphere of Earth...

. It is named after Catherine Wolfe Bruce
Catherine Wolfe Bruce
Catherine Wolfe Bruce was a noted American philanthropist and patroness of astronomy.She was the daughter of the famous type founder George Bruce and Catherine Wolfe...

, an American
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

Patronage is the support, encouragement, privilege, or financial aid that an organization or individual bestows to another. In the history of art, arts patronage refers to the support that kings or popes have provided to musicians, painters, and sculptors...

 of astronomy, and was first awarded in 1898. It is considered one of the highest honors in the field of astronomy.

List of Bruce Medalists

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