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Past Amateur Achievement Recipients

Designed to "recognize significant contributions to astronomy or amateur astronomy by those not employed in the field of astronomy in a professional capacity."

Year

Name

Home

Field

2011

Kevin Apps

London, England

Advancing the fields of extra-solar planet research and stellar astrophysics

2010

Allan Rahill on behalf of the Clear Sky Chart team (Rahill and Attilla Danko)

Canada

Adapted Canadian Meteorological Centre forecast products for the purpose of planning observing sessions with highly accurate high resolution point forecasts of cloud cover, transparency, seeing, darkness, wind, temperature and humidity over North and Central America

2009

Thomas Droege

Batavia, Illinois

Developing CCD instrumentation and a worldwide sky survey program

2008

Soquel, California

CCD Imaging

2007

Peter F. Williams

Heathcote, NSW, Australia

RCrb stars/Variable Star Monitoring

2006

Czech Republic

Visual and CCD Observations of Variable Stars/Comets

2005

Tim Hunter

Tucson, Arizona

Light Pollution

2004

United Kingdom

Imaging and Image Processing

2003

Kyle E. Smalley

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Near-Earth Asteroids

2001

Sumoto, Japan

Computing Comet Orbits

2000

Stittsville, Ontario

Deep Sky Imaging/Hyakutake

1999

Warren Offutt

Cloudcroft, NM

Transneptunian Objects

1998

Albert F.A.L. Jones

New Zealand

Variable Stars/Comets

1997

Edward A. Halbach

Estes Park, CO

Variable Stars/Occultations

1996

M. Daniel Overbeek

Edenvale, South Africa

Variable Stars

1995

Donald Parker

Coral Gables, FL

Planetary Imaging

1994

Walter Haas

Las Cruces, NM

ALPO Founder

1993

David Levy

Tucson, AZ

Comets

1992

Richard & Helen Lines

Phoenix, AZ

Photoelectric Photometry of Variable Stars

1991

Otto Kippes

Wuxburg, Germany

Asteroid Orbits

1990

Oscar Monnig

Fort Worth, TX

Meteorites

1989

Paul Baize

Gouville-Sur-Mer, France

Double Stars

1988

Jack Newton

Victoria, BC, Canada

Astrophotography

1987

Clinton Ford

Wilton, CT

Variable Stars

1986

Jean Meeus

Erps-Kwerps, Belgium

Computational Astronomy

1985

Gregg Thompson & Robert Evans

Springwood, Australia & Hazelbrook, Australia

Supernovae

1984

Russell Genet

Fairborn, OH

Photoelectric Photometry

1983

J.U. Gunter

Durham, NC

Asteroids

1982

Ben Mayer

Los Angeles, CA

Problicom

1981

George Alcock

Peterborough, England

Novae/Comets

1980

Frank Bateson

Greerton, New Zealand

Variable Stars

1979

James McMahon

Ridgecrest, CA

Occultations