Honors and Awards
- Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1976-1980.
- Fellow of the AAAS, 1980.
- George W. Taylor Award for distinguished research (University of Minnesota), 1985.
- Alexander von Humboldt Distinguished Senior Scientist Award (Federal Republic of Germany), 1987-88.
- College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Professor, 2001–2017 (First woman to receive this honor).
- Mullen-Spector-Truax Women's Leadership Award (University of Minnesota), 2008.
- Honorary Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2014.
- Fellow of the American Astronomical Society, 2021.