Amateur Achievement Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Amateur Achievement Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

The Amateur Achievement Award recognizes "significant contributions to astronomy or amateur astronomy by those not employed in the field of astronomy in a professional capacity." cite web | title=Amateur Achievement Award of Astronomical Society of the Pacific | url= http://www.astrosociety.org/membership/awards/amateur.html | accessdate=2007-08-05] The award, given since 1979, is managed by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. It consists of $500 and a commemorative plaque, which is presented at the Annual Meeting Awards Banquet. Candidates can be nominated by any astronomer and the nomination should be accompanied by other letters of support. The only exception in its tradition was the year 2002, when the Award Committee, composed of the Board of Directors, did not award any candidate.

Amateur Achievement Award winners


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1986
sortname|Jean|Meeus
BEL
Computational astronomy
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1987
sortname|Clinton B.|Ford
USA
Variable stars
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1988
sortname|Jack B.|Newton
CAN
Astrophotography
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1989
sortname|Paul|Baize
FRA
Double stars
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1990
sortname|Oscar|Monnig
USA
Meteorites
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1991
sortname|Otto|Kippes
GER
Asteroid orbits
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1992
sortname|Richard|Lines|Richard D. Lines & Helen Lines
USA
Photoelectric photometry of variable stars
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1993
sortname|David H.|Levy
CAN/USA
Comets
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1994
sortname|Walter H.|Haas
USA
ALPO founder
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1995
sortname|Donald|Parker|Donald C. Parker
USA
Planetary imaging
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1996
sortname|M. Daniel|Overbeek|Michiel Daniel Overbeek
ZAF
Variable stars
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1997
sortname|Edward A.|Halbach
USA
Variable stars/occultations
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1998
sortname|Albert F. A. L.|Jones
NZL
Variable stars/comets
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1999
sortname|Warren|Offutt
USA
Trans-Neptunian objects
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2000
sortname|Paul|Boltwood
CAN
Deep sky imaging/Hyakutake
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2001
sortname|Syuichi|Nakano
JPN
Computing comet orbits
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2003
sortname|Kyle E.|Smalley
USA
Near-Earth Asteroids
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2004
sortname|Nik|Szymanek
GBR
Imaging and image processing
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2005
sortname|Tim|Hunter|Tim Hunter (astronomer)
USA
Light pollution
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2006
sortname|Kamil|Hornoch
CZE
Visual and CCD observations of variable stars/comets
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2007
sortname|Peter Francis|Williams
AUS
R Coronae Borealis stars/variable star monitoring

ee also

Other ASP award lists:
* Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal
* Klumpke-Roberts Award
* Robert J. Trumpler AwardOther amateur astronomy awards:
* Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award

References

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