The Patrick Moore Medal is awarded for a particularly noteworthy contribution to astronomy or geophysics by school teachers e.g. by significantly improving examination results, running an active outreach programme or engaging students in extra-curricular projects. The Medal is normally presented at the next National Astronomy Meeting, or if this is not possible, at one of the Society’s A&G meetings.
Suggestions are invited from anyone. Self-nominations are no longer accepted, however, proposers may work with their nominees so that all the relevant information regarding the numbers of people reached and the impact of the work can easily be provided. There is no need to be a member of the Royal Astronomical Society. Nominees should be qualified teachers who normally teach at primary or secondary level. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide additional information.
To nominate for the Patrick Moore Medal
Nominations should be submitted by the last Friday in September for the following year's awards and should include:
- The online nomination form below
- The case for nomination (maximum length 250 words). This should include details of the work of the nominee, the number of students and others they engage with and related wider community activity. Please note the emphasis in the proposal for the Patrick Moore Medal should be on teaching. Outreach work is now covered by the Annie Maunder Medal.
Please fill out a form here