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AAS 2018 Prize Nominations Are Due 30 June

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:29

At the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle, the AAS Council voted to allow self-nominations for all AAS prizes and awards that have a 30 June deadline. Previously only the Cannon, Pierce, and Warner prizes were open to self-nominations. The Council instituted this change because it felt that many qualified potential prizewinners were being "passed over." Feel you're worthy of an award? So do we, and we want to increase your chances of winning one.

Nominations for 2018 prizes are due in the AAS Secretary’s office by 30 June 2017. Nomination letters will no longer be accepted. Instead, three letters of support are required for each candidate/applicant, along with other required supporting materials. Because we don’t want prize-committee members to know which candidates were nominated by others and which candidates nominated themselves, letters of support must be phrased similar to "I'm writing to support the nomination of [candidate’s name]" rather than "I'm writing to nominate [candidate’s name]."

Members may obtain detailed prize-nomination instructions, as well as more information about all of the AAS prizes and awards, on our Prize Nominations page.

Please address any questions regarding prizes to the AAS Secretary.

George Fritz Benedict
AAS Secretary
McDonald Observatory
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