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Call for nominations for 2014 medals and prizes

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:11
Published on Friday, 07 June 2013 13:44

Nominations are now being invited for RAS Medals and Prizes to be awarded in January 2014. The deadline for nominations is 31 July 2013 for most awards, with the exception of the Patrick Moore Medal which has a deadline of 27 September 2013.

gold medalThe Gold Medal of the RASA list of the awards available this year is provided below. Some awards are made in two subject areas:

  • A - astronomy and astrophysics, broadly defined, and including cosmology, astroparticle physics, astrobiology and astrochemistry
  • G - geophysics, solar physics, solar-terrestrial physics, and planetary and meteoritic sciences

Anyone may submit a nomination for an award, it is not necessary to be a Fellow of the Society. All nominations are made in strict confidence; nominees should not be informed of submissions in order to avoid unnecessary disappointment. Unsuccessful nominations from the last two awards cycles are in some cases reconsidered. Repeat or duplicate submissions carry equal weight. Special conditions apply for nominations of current members of the RAS Council (contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details).

Full details on how to nominate are available, or follow the links below:

  • Medals and prizes:
  • Named lectures:
    • George Darwin Lecture (A), given annually by a distinguished speaker on a suitable topic in astronomy
    • Gerald Whitrow Lecture (A), given every two years by a distinguished speaker on a philosophical topic in cosmology
    • Harold Jeffreys Lecture (G), given annually by a distinguished speaker on a suitable topic in geophysics
    • James Dungey Lecture (G), given annually by a distinguished speaker on a suitable topic in geophysics, including solar physics and planetary environments
  • Honours:
    • Honorary Fellowship (A) and Honorary Fellowship (G), awarded to any foreign national based overseas, eminent in the fields of astronomy or geophysics, for distinguished leadership or services to astronomy or geophysics
    • National Honours nominations may be made by anyone, but in appropriate cases the RAS can make the nomination in the name of the Society