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Las Cumbres Amateur Outreach Award of Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Past Las Cumbres Amateur Outreach Award recipients

Nomination Guidelines


The Las Cumbres Amateur Outreach Award, established by Wayne Rosing and Dorothy Largay, seeks to honor outstanding educational outreach by an amateur astronomer to K-12 children and the interested lay public.


"Amateur" is understood to mean someone who does not receive compensation (other than expenses) for their activity and does not receive the majority of their income from a profession in astronomy.


Nominations are made by members of the astronomical community. Self nominations or nomination by a family member will not be accepted.

Due Date

Nomination forms and letters of support must be received in the office of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific on or before 1 January 2013.

Return To

Las Cumbres Award Nomination
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific
390 Ashton Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112


The Award recipient will be selected by the Awards Committee appointed by the Board of Directors. If, in the opinion of the Committee, none of the nominees is sufficiently outstanding, the Award will not be given for the year in question. In February or March, the secretary of the Society will communicate with the nominee and, if the Award is accepted, it will be announced in the spring of award year.

The Award

The award consists of $500 and a plaque to be presented at the Annual Meeting Awards Banquet.

Submitting Nominations

Use the nominations form to provide all necessary information. Print it out and send along with your nomination letter and any other material by 1 January 2013 to:

Las Cumbres Award Nominations
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
390 Ashton Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

Alternately, submit the nominations form online and send your nomination letters, letters of support, and any other information via email as attachments, to awards {at} astrosociety.org with the nominee’s name on the subject line.

Contact awards {at} astrosociety.org if you have questions or need more information.