The CfA has a long history of distinctive accomplishments in astronomy and astrophysics. A list of awards and prizes received by individual CfA scientists dating back to the 1880's is available. For more detailed information on recent awards to CfA scientists, see the awards recipients site.
The CfA also sponsors several prizes and endowed lectures. Annual endowed-lectures recognize the contributions of distinguished scientists. Annual fellowships and prizes recognize the achievements of current and former students in the Harvard University Department of Astronomy.
Ramesh Narayan has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).