Astronomical Society of Australia

Nominations Close: The Berenice and Arthur Page Medal

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

Nominations Open: The Berenice and Arthur Page Medal

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details)

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

Nominations Close: The Bok Prize

The Bok Prize is awarded annually by the Astronomical Society of Australia to recognise outstanding research in astronomy or a closely related field, by an Honours student or eligible Masters student at an Australian university.

The prize consists of the Bok Medal together with an award of $1000 and ASA membership for the following calendar year. The recipient is invited to present a paper on their research at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Astronomical Society of Australia, where the prize will be presented.

To be eligible for the Prize applicants must have been an Honours student or eligible Masters student at an Australian university (at 30 June in the year prior to the award), and completed their degree requirements in that same year. Their research must have been carried out in an area of astronomy or closely related field.

Eligible Masters students are those who have entered their Masters degree from a 3 year undergraduate degree. Students who completed an Honours year before entering the Masters degree are not eligible for the Bok prize.

Submissions should be emailed to the ASA Prizes and Awards Coordinator, Dr Krzysztof Bolejko: krzysztof.bolejko@utas.edu.au

Nominations close 8 February 2019

For more information, visit http://asa.astronomy.org.au/bok.php

Nominations Close: The Charlene Heisler Prize

The Charlene Heisler Prize is awarded annually by the Astronomical Society of Australia for the most outstanding PhD thesis in astronomy or a closely related field, accepted by an Australian university. The thesis research must show outstanding excellence and originality.

The Prize consists of the Charlene Heisler Medal together with an award of $1000 and ASA membership for the following calendar year. The recipient is invited to present a paper on their research at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Astronomical Society of Australia, where the prize will be presented.

To be eligible for the Prize, the applicant’s PhD thesis must have been accepted by an Australian university in the calendar year prior to the award. ‘Accepted’ is understood to mean all requirements for the degree have been completed, including any viva or similar, and that the applicant has been admitted to the degree by the appropriate university authority. It is not necessary for the degree to have been conferred. The research topic can be in any area of astronomy or a closely related field. There is no restriction on the nationality of applicants.

Submissions should be emailed to the ASA Prizes and Awards Coordinator, Dr Krzysztof Bolejko: krzysztof.bolejko@utas.edu.au

Nominations close 8 February 2019

For more information, visit http://asa.astronomy.org.au/chp.php

Nominations Close: The Louise Webster Prize

The Louise Webster Prize is awarded annually by the Astronomical Society of Australia in recognition of outstanding research by a scientist early in their post-doctoral career. The Prize will be awarded on the basis of the scientific impact of a single research paper, which has the applicant as first author. The research paper can be in any area of astronomy or a closely related field. The prize is intended for work carried out primarily after completion of a postgraduate degree.

The Prize consists of the Lousie Webster Medal together with an award of $2,500 and ASA membership for the following calendar year. The recipient will be invited to present a paper on their research at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Astronomical Society of Australia, where the prize will be presented.

To be eligible for the Prize, the applicant:

  • must have had their PhD conferred within five years prior to the nomination deadline.
  • must have published the nominated research paper in a refereed scientific journal, appearing in final published form within five years* prior to the nomination deadline.
  • must be an Australian citizen or resident at the nomination deadline or, if not, the nominated research paper must have been published with affiliation to an Australian institution.
  • must be a financial member of the ASA and have held that membership for at least two years prior to nomination for the award.

Submissions should be emailed to the ASA Prizes and Awards Coordinator, Dr Krzysztof Bolejko: krzysztof.bolejko@utas.edu.au

Nominations close 8 February 2019

For information, visit: http://asa.astronomy.org.au/lwp.php

Nominations Close: The Anne Green Prize

The Anne Green Prize is awarded annually by the Astronomical Society of Australia for a significant advance or accomplishment by a mid-career scientist. The Prize will be awarded based on a nominated body of work that supports the scientific accomplishment and the subsequent impact of the research. The research can be in any area of astronomy or a closely related field.

The Prize consists of the Anne Green Medal together with an award of $2,500 and ASA membership for the following calendar year. The recipient will be invited to present a paper on their research at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Astronomical Society of Australia, where the prize will be presented.

To be eligible for the Prize, the applicant:

  • must have had their PhD conferred 5 to 15 years prior to the nomination deadline.
  • the nominated body of work that supports the significant advance or accomplishment must have been published in refereed scientific journals, appearing in final published form within 5 years* prior to the nomination deadline.
  • must be a financial member of the ASA and have held that membership for at least two years prior to nomination for the award.

Submissions should be emailed to the ASA Prizes and Awards Coordinator, Dr Krzysztof Bolejko: krzysztof.bolejko@utas.edu.au

Nominations close 8 February 2019

For more information, visit http://asa.astronomy.org.au/green.php