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2011 RAS Awards and Medals

Nominations are sought  for the 2011  awards in astronomy and astrophysics (cosmology, astrobiology, cosmochemistry, astroparticle physics, computational astrophysics, etc.) and solar-system physics (geophysics, solar  physics, solar-terrestrial physics, planetary sciences, etc.).

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Anyone may make nominations or be nominated.
The following awards are available in 2011
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The Gold Medal ('A')
The Gold Medal is the RAS's highest award, or outstanding personal research or  leadership in astronomy and astrophysics,    often for a lifetime's work.
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  The Gold Medal ('G')
The Gold Medal the Society's highest honour,awarded annually for achievement in geophysics, solar physics, solar-terrestrial physics, or planetary sciences.
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The Eddington Medal: 

for investigations of outstanding merit in theoretical astrophysics

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   The Price Medal
Available for award every other year, for investigations of outstanding merit in solid-earth geophysics, oceanography, or planetary sciences
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  The Jackson-Gwilt Medal
Available for award annually, for the invention, improvement, or development of astronomical instrumentation or techniques; for achievement in observational astronomy; or for achievement in research into the history of astronomy.

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  The Fowler Award ('A')
Awarded for a particularly noteworthy contribution to astronomy and astrophysics, made in the first decade or so following the start of PhD work, and recognized soon afterwards in order to give the career impetus.

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  The Fowler Award ('G')
Awarded for a particularly noteworthy contribution to geophysics, solar physics, solar-terrestrial physics, or planetary sciences, made in the first decade or so following the start of PhD work, and recognized soon afterwards in order to give the career impetus.

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   The Winton Capital Award('A')
Awarded for research by a Post Doctoral Fellow in a UK institution in astronomy and astrophysics whose career has shown the most promising development. At the time of nomination candidates, in normal circumstances, should have completed their PhD no more than 5 years previously.
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   The Winton Capital Award('G')
Awarded for research by a Post Doctoral Fellow in a UK institution in geophysics,solar physics, solar-terrestrial physics, or planetary sciences whose career has shown the most promising development. At the time of nomination candidates, in normal circumstances, should have completed their PhD no more than 5 years previously.
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  The RAS Awards for Service to Astronomy or to Geophysics - awarded from time to time
The RAS Awards for Service honour individuals who, through outstanding or exceptional work, have promoted, facilitated or encouraged astronomy and astrophysics, solar-system sciences, or geophysics and have developed their role in the life of the nation, but whose achievement does not fall within the criteria of the Society's other awards.

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  The RAS Group Achievement Award - awarded from time to time
This award recognizes outstanding achievement by large consortia in any branch of astronomy, solar-system sciences, or geophysics where it is not appropriate to present, jointly, one of the other awards of the Society. The Award, in the form of an inscribed certificate presented to each member of the consortium, will be made from time to time, although nominations will be sought annually.

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  The Harold Jeffreys Lectureship
Awarded to a distinguished and eloquent speaker in a field of geophysics or solar-system science.

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  The George Darwin Lectureship
Awarded to a distinguished and eloquent speaker in a field of astronomy or astrophysics.

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  Honorary Fellowships ('A') (up to three awarded annually)
The Society may honour any person, eminent in the field of astronomy, by election as an Honorary Fellow of the Society.

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  Honorary Fellowships  ('G') (up to three awarded annually)
The Society may honour any person, eminent in the field of geophysics or solar-system sciences, by election as an Honorary Fellow of the Society.

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Please click on the 'Nominate' link above and send completed forms to the Executive Secretary, preferably by  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Nominations should list the nominee's relevant achievements. The Awards Committees attach greater weight to more-detailed cases and factual content – for example, a full CV, a short list of key publications (preferably with bibliometric [citation] data), and, particularly, co-ordinated supporting statements from one or two colleagues, will each greatly strengthen a case.

All nominations are made in strict confidence; nominees should not be apprised of submissions, in order to avoid unnecessary disappointment.
Nominations are held over from the previous two Awards cycles, but are then destroyed. Repeat (or duplicate) submissions carry equal weight.

Please note that special conditions apply for nominations of serving members of RAS Council (please contact the Executive Secretary for details)

 

The deadline for nominations for awards available in 2011 is 31 July 2010