SLAS club president Jim Small said, “The Saint Louis Astronomical Society is honored to be selected for the 2014 Astronomy Magazine Out-of-this-world Award. Winning this award means a lot to the members of our society who are passionate about delivering high-quality astronomy outreach programs to the public. We are proud of the great relationships that we have developed with Washington University, Saint Louis Science Center, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Under the Arch, and regional libraries, cities, schools, and organizations.”
“The funds that we receive,” he said, “will help us upgrade the professionalism of our society by increasing public visibility with displays at star parties and other events, extending SLAS support of the Library Loaner Telescope program, and helping us prepare the public for the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse
that will pass through Missouri."