The Astronomical Society of Australia awards the Berenice and Arthur Page Medal for excellence in amateur astronomy in Australia and its territories. It is normally awarded every two years for scientific contributions by an amateur astronomer that has served to advance astronomy.
The Berenice and Arthur Page Medal is presented at the biennial National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers (NACAA) by a representative of the ASA Council. The winner now also receives free Honorary Associate membership of the ASA.
The award is specifically for scientific contributions that have served to advance astronomy. While the amateur astronomical community benefits greatly from members’ organisational services, their popularisation of astronomy and their proficiency in established astronomical techniques, these qualities are not relevant to the award’s criteria. Self nominations are permitted.
The next Berenice and Arthur Page Medal will be awarded in 2020. A call for nominations is usually emailed out to amateur astronomy societies in October every odd-numbered year, with a closing date for nominations in the November (November 29, 2019)
Nominations must include:
- a detailed description of the applicant’s achievements, outlining as succinctly as possible the scientific results that the applicant has produced and the impact this has had on astronomy.
- a covering letter giving the applicant’s full name, address and a brief summary of their association with astronomy and particular research interests.
- supporting material such as copies of papers, articles or books written by the applicant that substantiate their nomination.
Fore more information, visit http://asa.astronomy.org.au/page.php
Nominations close 29 November 2019