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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Recognising service

The Royal Astronomical Society has called for nominations for its 2009 awards. Today is the last chance to send in a nomination.

The award that stuck out to me was the RAS service Award. This is intended to:

honour individuals who, through outstanding or exceptional work, have promoted, facilitated or encouraged the sciences of astronomy or geophysics and developed their role in the life of the nation but whose achievement does not fall within the criteria of the Society's other awards.

I was thinking of nominating both Prof. Keith Mason and Prof. Richard Wade as I don't think anyone else has done quite so much in terms of uniting the astronomy and space science community.

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