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AAS Prize Nomination Form IV

Use this form to submit nominations only for the following AAS award:

  • Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award

Other forms are available for the Annie Jump Cannon Award, the Newton Lacy Pierce and Helen B. Warner Prizes, and all the other AAS prizes and awards whose nominations are due on 30 June.

Please read the full descriptions of the AAS prizes and awards and follow the links to the individual prize and award pages to see eligibility requirements and lists of past recipients. We also encourage you to refer to our prize nomination checklists to help ensure that your nomination package is complete.

When submitting a nomination, even for someone other than yourself, it is your responsibility to ensure that the AAS receives all of the nominee's materials (e.g., CV, publication list, etc.).

The deadline for prize nominations is 30 June each year.

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required. All uploaded documents must be PDFs; no other formats will be accepted.

Submissions are welcome either electronically via this form (our preferred method), by email to, or by mail to the AAS Secretary: G. F. Benedict, McDonald Observatory, 2515 Speedway, Stop C1400, Austin, TX 78712-1205.

Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Three letters of support
Self-nominees may not write letters of support for themselves; all three letters of support must come from other people. To submit a letter of support directly to the AAS Secretary without it being seen by the nominator and/or the candidate, please upload it using our AAS Prize Letter of Support Form. For all prizes and awards, we don't want the prize-committee members to know which candidates were nominated by others and which candidates nominated themselves. Accordingly, all three letters of support must say something like "I'm writing to support the nomination of [candidate's name]" rather than "I'm writing to nominate [candidate's name]." Any letter of support that suggests that the author is "nominating" the candidate rather than "supporting the nomination of" the candidate will be returned for a rewrite. Please upload the letters as PDFs.
Letter no. 1
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Letter no. 2
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Letter no. 3
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
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