Nomination guidelines for the Las Cumbres Amateur Outreach Award
The Las Cumbres Amateur Outreach Award, established by Wayne Rosing and Dorothy Largay, seeks to honor outstanding educational outreach by an amateur astronomer to K-12 children and the interested lay public.
“Amateur” is understood to mean someone who does not receive compensation (other than expenses) for their activity and does not receive the majority of their income from a profession in astronomy.
Nominations are welcome from the public, especially the astronomy community at large. Nominations may be made by anyone except the nominee or someone from the nominee’s family.
Submissions must include:
- Resume or CV of the nominee (Optional, but highly recommended)
- Nominator letter of no more than two pages explaining in detail the specific contributions and achievements of the nominee that merit the Award.
- Two independent letters of support (also no more than two pages each) for each nomination.
For a new nomination to be considered in any particular year, all nomination documents must be received by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific by March 15* of that year. Exceptions will be noted that year.
*Beginning in 2023, the new submission deadline for all ASP Awards is March 15.
All nominations are reviewed by the Awards Committee appointed by the Board of Directors of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. The Awards Committee recommends a recipient of the Award to the Board of Directors, which then makes the final selection. The Award recipient will be notified in the summer of the award year. If, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, none of the nominees is sufficiently outstanding, or if there are an insufficient number of nominations, the Award will not be given for the year in question.
The Award includes a $500 cash award, an award plaque, and travel expenses to attend the ASP Awards Gala.
Contact the Awards team if you have any questions or need more information.
The award will not be given in 2023
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