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January 23, 2013 09:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2013-05

Dr. Jason Kalirai Awarded the 2013 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize

January 23, 2013: Jason Kalirai of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., has been awarded the 2013 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize. This annual prize from the American Astronomical Society is for outstanding achievement in observational astronomy by an astronomer under the age of 36.

Kalirai, 34, received the award for his contributions to the field of stellar and galactic astrophysics. Kalirai has also devised new methods to measure the age of the Milky Way galaxy.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Kalirai (for STScI)