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Winners of the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society

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2012 A. Fabian J. Brown
2011 R.Ellis E. Gruen
2010 D. Gough J. Woodhouse
2009 D.Williams E.Priest
2008 J.Silk B.Kennett
2007 J. L. Culhane N.Weiss
2006 S. White S. Cowley
2005 E.M. & G. Burbidge C. Jordan
2004 J. Ostriker G. Turner
2003 J. Bahcall D. Gubbins
2002 J.A. Jacobs L. Mestel
2001 H. Bondi H. Rishbeth
2000 L. Lucy R. Hutchison
1999 K. Budden B. Paczynski
1998 R.L. Parker P. J. E. Peebles
1997 D. Farley D. E. Osterbrock
1996 K. Creer V. Rubin
1995 J. Houghton R. A. Sunyaev
1994 J. E. Gunn T. R. Kaiser
1993 P. Goldreich D. Lynden-Bell
1992 D. P. McKenzie E. N. Parker
1991 V. L. Ginzburg G. J. Wasserburg
1990 J. W. Dungey B. E. J. Pagel
1989 R. Hide K. A. Pounds
1988 D. L. Anderson C. de Jager
1987 T. Nagata M. J. Rees
1986 G. E. Backus A. Dalgarno
1985 T. Gold S. W. Hawking
1984 S. K. Runcorn Y. B. Zeldovich
1983 M. J. Seaton F.L. Whipple
1982 R. Giacconi Sir Harrie Massey
1981 J. F. Gilbert Sir Bernard Lovell
1980 C. L. Pekeris M. Schmidt
1979 L. Knopoff C. G. Wynne
1978 L. Spitzer J.A. Van Allen
1977 D. R. Bates J.G. Bolton
1976 W. H. McCrea J. A. Ratcliffe
1975 J. L. Greenstein E. J. Opik
1974 L. Biermann K. E. Bullen
1973 F. Birch E. E. Salpeter
1972 H.I.S. Thirlaway F. Zwicky
1971 F. Press Sir R. v.d. R. Wooley
1970 H. W. Babcock
1969 A. T. Price M. Schwarzschild
1968 Sir Fred Hoyle Walter Munk
1967 Hannes Alfven Allan R. Sandage
1966 I. S. Bowen H. C. Urey
1965 Edward Bullard G. M. Clemence
1964 Martin Ryle Maurice Ewing
1963 H. H. Plaskett
1962 B. Stromgren
1961 H. Zanstra
1960 V. A. Ambartsumian
1959 R. A. Lyttleton
1958 Andre Danjon
1957 Albrecht Unsold
1956 T. G. Cowling
1955 Dirk Brouwer
1954 Walter Baade
1953 S. Chandrasekhar
1952 John Jackson
1951 A. Pannekoek
1950 Joel Stebbins
1949 Sydney Chapman
1948 Bertil Lindblad
1947 M. G. J. Minnaert
1946 J. H. Oort
1945 Bengt Edlen
1944 Otto Struve
1943 H. Spencer Jones
1942 No award
1941 No award
1940 Edwin P. Hubble
1939 Bernard Lyot
1938 W. H. Wright
1937 Harold Jeffreys
1936 H. Kimura
1935 E. A. Milne
1934 Harlow Shapley
1933 V. M. Slipher
1932 R. G. Aitken
1931 Willem de Sitter
1930 J. S. Plaskett
1929 Ejnar Hertzsprung
1928 R. A. Sampson
1927 Frank Schlesinger
1926 Albert Einstein
1925 Sir F. W. Dyson
1924 A. S. Eddington
1923 A. A. Michelson
1922 J. H. Jeans
1921 H. N. Russell
1920 No award
1919 Guillaume Bigourdan
1918 John Evershed
1917 W. S. Adams
1916 J. L. E. Dreyer
1915 Alfred Fowler
1914 Max Wolf
1913 H. A. Deslandres
1912 A. R. Hinks
1911 P. H. Cowell
1910 Friedrich Kustner
1909 Oskar Backlund
1908 Sir David Gill
1907 E. W. Brown
1906 W. W. Campbell
1905 Lewis Boss
1904 G. E. Hale
1903 Hermann Struve
1902 J. C. Kapteyn
1901 E. C. Pickering
1900 Henri Poincare
1899 Frank McClean
1898 W. F. Denning
1897 E. E. Barnard
1896 S. C. Chandler
1895 Isaac Roberts
1894 S. W. Burnham
1893 H. C. Vogel
1892 G. H. Darwin
1891 No award
1890 No award
1889 Maurice Loewy
1888 Arthur Auwers
1887 G. W. Hill
1886 E. C. Pickering Charles Pritchard
1885 William Huggins
1884 A. A. Common
1883 B. A. Gould
1882 David Gill
1881 Axel Moller
1880 No award
1879 Asaph Hall
1878 Baron Dembowski
1877 No award
1876 U. J. J. Le Verrier
1875 H. L. D'Arrest
1874 Simon Newcomb
1873 No award
1872 G. V. Schiaparelli
1871 No award
1870 Charles Delaunay
1869 E. J. Stone
1868 U. J. J. Le Verrier
1867 William Huggins/W.A. Miller
1866 J. C. Adams
1865 G. P. Bond
1864 No award
1863 F. W. Argelander
1862 Warren de la Rue
1861 Hermann Goldschmidt
1860 P. A. Hansen
1859 R. C. Carrington
1858 The Rev. Robert Main
1857 Heinrich Schwabe
1856 Robert Grant
1855 W. R. Dawes
1854 Charles Rumker
1853 J. R. Hind
1852 C. A. F. Peters
1851 Annibale de Gasparis
1850 Otto Struve
1849 William Lassell
1848 G. B. Airy# J. C. Adams#
F. W. Argelander# George Bishop#
Lt-Col. George Everest# Sir J. F. W. Herschel#
P. A. Hansen# K. L. Hencke#
J. R. Hind# U. J. J. Le Verrier#
Sir J. W. Lubbock# Maxmilian Weisse#
1847 No award
1846 G. B. Airy
1845 Captain W. H. Smyth
1844 No award
1843 Francis Baily
1842 P. A. Hansen
1841 F. W. Bessel
1840 Jean Plana
1839 The Hon. John Wrottesley
1838 No award
1837 O. A. Rosenberger
1836 Sir J. F. W. Herschel
1835 Lieut. M. J. Johnson
1834 No award
1833 G. B. Airy
1832 No award
1831 Captain H. Kater Baron Damoiseau
1830 William Richardson J. F. Encke
1829 The Rev. William Pearson F. W. Bessel
H. C. Schumacher
1828 Sir T. Makdougall Brisbane James Dunlop
Caroline Herschel
1827 Francis Baily W. S. Stratford*
Col. Mark Beaufoy*
1826 J. F. W. Herschel James South
Wilhelm Struve
1824 No award
1824 Charles Babbage J.F. Encke
Charles Rumker* J.L Pons*

# – Testimonial
* – Silver Medal