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Ian Ridpath wins Klumpke-Roberts Award

Last Updated on Friday, 19 October 2012 14:04
Published on Friday, 19 October 2012 13:51

Long-standing Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society Ian Ridpath has received the Klumpke-Roberts Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) in recognition of his work in communicating astronomy to the wider public. Prof. William Gutsch, President of the ASP, presented the award at the RAS Ordinary Meeting on 12 October 2012.

Ian Ridpath AwardIan Ridpath receives the Klumpke-Roberts Award from ASP President Prof. William Gutsch. Credit: Q. StanleyThe ASP citation for Ian reads:

"The recipient of the Klumpke-Roberts Award for outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy is Mr. Ian Ridpath who, for three decades, has been one of the most respected and widely published authors in the popularization of astronomy. His contributions to astronomy education comprise a rich catalog of accessible books, articles, television and radio appearances and lectures. His many popular sky atlases and guides have gone through a number of editions and are considered models of clarity and facility of use, including the Collins Pocket Guide to Stars and Planets, The Monthly Sky Guide and several editions of Norton's Star Atlas."