Leading astronomers and space scientists recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours
The Royal Astronomical Society congratulates the astronomers and space scientists recognised in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours. The UK government traditionally issues national honours to mark the monarch's official birthday, which this year was celebrated on 14 June. Recipients honoured in 2014 include:
Prof. Martin Barstow, President of the RAS, commented: "The UK is home to some of the most talented astronomers in the world, many of whom make a significant contribution to wider society. These honours recognise their accomplishments in tackling the under-representation of women in our science, scientific research, and the public engagement work which is so important for encouraging a new generation to pursue careers in science and technology. It is a pleasure to offer my congratulations to Helen, Anu, Alan and Colin on their respective awards."
The RAS can nominate individuals for national honours; suggestions for suitable recipients will be gratefully received.