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Awards

of the Astronomical Association of Northern California

The AANC has recognized the following
for oustanding and continuous support in distinguishing
and fostering Amateur Astronomy

[Acronym legend is at the end of the list]
YearAmateurProfessionalCommercialSpecial
1976Herman Fast (SFAA)
Paul Zurakowski (EAS)
Kingsley Wightman | |
1977Betty Neall (EAS)Dr. Harold Weaver (UCB)| |
1978Al Daggett (SFAA)Dr. Helen Pillans
(Mills College)
| |
1979Don Machholtz (SJAA)Marvin Vann (NASA Public Info Office)| Ben Mayer
(Polaris A.S.)
1980Doug Berger (EAS)Andrew Fraknoi (ASP)| |
1981Frank Miller (SVAS)Dr. Don Goldsmith (NASA Ames)| |
1982Leon Salanave (SFAA)Don Warren (SMAS)| |
1983Bob Schalck (EAS, TMW)Dr. Alan Friedman (LHS)Celestron International|
1984Dr. Clarence Custer (SAS)Lewis Epstein (SFAA)Space Microwave Labs|
1985Jack Borde (MDAS)Eric Burgess
(Space Microwave)
Tom Mathis|
1986[NO AWARDS GIVEN]
YearAmateurProfessionalCommercialSpecial
1987Kevin Medlock (FPOA)Sherwood Harrington (ASP)The Astronomical Staff of Kalmbach Publications|
1988John Dobson (SFSWA)Steve Edberg (NASA - JPL)Mark Thompson (KRON-TV Weather)|
1989John Westfall (ALPO)Alan Gould (LHS)| Norm Sperling (ETIU/EAS)
1990Cliff Holmes (RTMC)Ashley Thomas McDermott (RTMC)Al & Phyllis Heppe (Glen Ellen Scientific Co.)|
1991Carter Roberts (EAS)Lonny Baker (Morrison Planetarium)Orion Telescope Center|
1992Don Stone (EAS)Wayne Narron (San Joachin Delta College Clever Planetarium)Edmund Scientific Co. Dr. Edward Penhoet (COSC)
1993Conrad Jung (EAS)Tinka Ross (MTO)Learning Technologies SCAS (Young Astronomers & Striking Sparks)
1994David Rodrigues (EAS/TVS)Joe Wujek (EAS/COSC/Lowell Obs)Rick/Susie McWillams (Tangent Instruments)Rick Morales (Fremont Peak; FPOA)
1995Mike Maiman (SMAS)Dr. Isabel Hawkins (CEA)
John Hewitt (LHS)
LUMICONAlan G. Gorski (TVS)
Project ASTRO (ASP)
1996Dennis LeClert (SAS)Edna DeVore (SETI Institute)Meade InstrumentsJoe Disch (MDAS)
1997Chuck Vaughn (Tri-Valley)David Morrison
(NASA Ames)
Telrad-- Steve KufeldNancy Kassover (Happy Valley School, Lafayette)
1998Steve Overholt
(SFAA and WMAC)
Chris McKay
(NASA Ames)
Tectron Telescopes
(Tom Clark)
SETI Institute
(Seth Shostak)
1999Denni Frerichs (WAA, FPOA)Peter Jenniskens (SETI)Crazy Ed Optical (Ed Erbeck; SJAA)Mt. Tam Interpretive Association
YearAmateurProfessionalCommercialSpecial
2000Mike Ryan (SMAS)Alex Filippenko
(UC Berkeley)
Rainbow Optics
(Jim Badura)
EAS Rachel (20" refractor) Restoration Team: Denni Frerichs, Kevin Medlock, Carter Roberts, Don Saito, and Ken Swagerty
2001Alane Alchorn (TVS) and Jeff Baldwin (SAS)Dr. Michael D. Reynolds
(Chabot Space & Science Center)
Al Nagler (Tele Vue)Hercules Stargazers
2002Jane Houston Jones (Sidewalk Astronomers)Robert Naeye (ASP)Bob Fies (Aluminum Coating) (SMCAS)Jim Van Nuland (SJAA)
2003Marni Berendsen (MDAS)Steve Craig
(Morrison Planetarium)
Marshall Smith (Orion Telescopes and Binoculars)Kirsten Vanstone (Morrison Planetarium)
2004Jim Scala (MDAS) Debra Fischer (UCB & SFSU astronomer) Maurice & Sam Sweiss (Scope City)Morris Jones (SFAA,SJAA,FPOA)
2005 Mike Koop (SJAA) Darryl Stanford (CSM & SFSU astronomer) Vic Maris (StellarVue)

Marshal Merriam (MDAS)

2006 Ken Frank
(SFAA and Scope City)
Scott Sandford
(NASA Stardust Mission)
Coronado Jeff Adkins (Deer Valley High School, Antioch, CA)
2007 Michael Portuesi (SFAA and SF Sidewalk Astronomers) Phil Plait (Bad Astronomy) Plettstone Telescopes
(Michelle Stone)

Dean Drumheller (CSM)

2008 Jim Head (MDAS) Suzy Gurton (ASP) Hans Wiest (1800destiny) Telescope Makers Makers Workshop (CSSC)
2009 Doug Brown (FPOA),
Jake Burkhart
Brian Day
(NASA LCROSS EPO)
  Mike Bennett (ASP), Michael Greene (JPL)
for establishment of Night Sky Network

Notes: The first awards for Commercial were not given until 1983,
Special used to be "Special" - 1979, 1969, but now its annual.

A.S.--Astronomical Society
ALPO--Aassociation of Lunar and Planetary Observers
ASP--Astronomical Society of the Pacific
CEA--Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics
COSC--Chabot Observatory and Science Center
CSM--College of San Mateo
EAS--Eastbay Astronomical Society
ETIU--Everything in the Universe
FPOA--Fremont Peak Observatory Association
LHS--Lawrence Hall of Science (UCB)
MDAS--Mt Diablo Astronomical Society
MTO--Mount Tam Observers
RTMC--Riverside Telescope Makers Conference
SAS--Stockton Astronomical Society
SETI--Search for Terrestrial Intelligence
SFAA--San Francisco Astronomical Association
SFSWA--San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers
SFSU--San Francisco State University
SJ Delta Coll--San Joachin Delta College
SJAA--San Jose Astronomical Association
SMAS--San Mateo Astronomical Society
SVAS--Sonoma Valley Astronomical Society
TMW--Telescope Makers Workshop
TVS--Tri-Valley Stargazers
UCB--University of California, Berkeley
WAA--Western Amateur Astronomers WMAC--West Marin Astronomy Club


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Last update: 2009-10-16 3:00 PM