Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award
The Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award is for an achievement in astronomical research made by an amateur astronomer — that is, a person not employed in the field of astronomy in a professional capacity — and who is resident in North America. The key factor in deciding the recipient will be that the work contributes to the advancement of the science of astronomy. The award consists of a silver medal.
Self-nominations are allowed. Nominations are due by 30 June each year.
2020 – Dennis Conti
2018 – Donald G. Bruns
2016 – Daryll LaCourse
2014 – Mike Simonsen
2012 – Kian Jek
2011 – Tim Puckett
|2010||R. Jay GaBany||For his work as one of the leading amateur CCD astrophotographers over the past decade.|
|2009||Robert D. Stephens||For his extensive contributions to the understanding of asteroids through collection and analysis of asteroid photometry.|
|2008||Steve Mandel||For his many contributions to wide-field imaging.|
|2007||Ronald H. Bissinger||For his many contributions to the photometric study of transiting extrasolar planets.|
|2006||Brian D. Warner||For his diverse contributions to the theoretical understanding of relativistic explosions, gamma-ray bursts and the dynamics of solar system bodies.|