Nominate Your Favorite Astronomer for an Award from the ASP!
It's time to nominate your favorite astronomer for a prestigious award from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific! You don't need to be a member of the ASP or NSN to nominate someone; the awards are open to all! Two awards in particular are focused on amateur astronomers and will be awarded in 2022:

Las Cumbres Amateur Outreach Award
For outstanding outreach by an amateur astronomer to children and the public

The Las Cumbres Amateur Outreach Award, given for the first time in 2001, seeks to honor outstanding educational outreach by an amateur astronomer to K-12 children and the interested lay public. The 2019 recipient is NSN member Lynn Powers, President of the Southwest Montana Astronomical Society for her dedication in sharing her knowledge of and passion for astronomy.
Nomination information for 2022 can be found here.

Gordon Myers Amateur Achievement Award
For significant observational or technical achievements by an amateur astronomer

The Gordon Myers Amateur Achievement Award recognizes significant observational or technological contributions to astronomy or amateur astronomy by an individual not employed in the field of astronomy in a professional capacity.
Nomination guidelines for 2022 can be found here.

Check out the ASP Awards webpage for details regarding the nomination process and previous award winners. There are awards in multiple categories to recognize deserving individuals: amateur astronomers, outreach superstars, science educators, science communicators, teachers, professional astronomers, PhD candidates, and individuals committed to diversity in the astronomical community -  and more  - all can honored for their hard work!

Nominate your favorite astronomer for an award and help get them the recognition they deserve!  NOminations are due by March 15!

Astronomical Society of the Pacific Astronomy Awards: Official Site:

Last Updated: January 31, 2022

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