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November 7, 2003 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-33

Thompson and NICMOS Team Win Muhlmann Award

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Astronomers are honoring the team that gave NASA's Hubble Space Telescope its "infrared eyes."

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) has awarded its 2003 Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award to Professor Rodger I. Thompson (University of Arizona) and the team that developed the Hubble Space Telescope's NICMOS instrument, the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer.

The Muhlmann Award honors scientists who have obtained important research results based on their development of ground-breaking instruments and techniques.