Awards, Medals and Prizes

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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.  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 Education and Outreach Awards (see individual Award descriptions). Click on each Award, Medal or Prize for further information.   

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Award Category

The Higher Education Award is awarded for particularly noteworthy contributions to undergraduate or postgraduate student supervision in higher education of astronomy or…