How to nominate for an Award, Medal or Prize
The Society presents several awards, medals and prizes as part of its remit to support and encourage scientists working in the fields of astronomy and geophysics. Some are aimed at young scientists, while others recognise many years of dedicated service to our sciences.
Anyone can make a nomination. With the exception of Thesis Prizes and the Undergraduate Prize, 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. This does not apply to the Patrick Moore Medal and the Annie Maunder medal (see individual Medal descriptions). Click on each Award, Medal or Prize for further information.
Closing dates for awards:
- Astronomy, Geophysics & Instrumentation Thesis Prizes: 31 January for theses submitted the previous year.
- Patricia Tomkins Undergraduate Prize in Instrumentation: 31 May.
- Patrick Moore Medal and Annie Maunder Medal: Last Friday in September for the following year's award.
- All other awards: 31 July for the next year's awards.