Special Awards Presented by the Astronomical League

<p>Special awards are presented from time-to-time by the Astronomical League to people who have contributed greatly to amateur astronomy and/or the Astronomical League, but who do not fit into any of the other award catagories. These awards are administered by the President with the advise of the Executive Committee.</p>
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<b>Year of Award</b></td>
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<b>Award<br />
Name</b></td>
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<b>Honoree</b></td>
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<b>Thumbnail Biography of Honoree</b></td>
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1998</td>
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Special Recognition</td>
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Barry and Carol Beaman</td>
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For many years of selfless work on the local, regional, and national levels.</td>
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1999</td>
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AL President&rsquo;s Award</td>
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John C. Diebel</td>
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Founder and CEO of Meade Instruments Corporation, for their support of AL programs for many years.</td>
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2000</td>
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AL President&rsquo;s Award</td>
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Ed Flaspoehler</td>
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AL Special Award</td>
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Ed Flaspoehler<br />
Editor, <i><b>Reflector</b></i> (1989-2000)</td>
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2001</td>
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AL President&rsquo;s Award</td>
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Bert and Janet Stevens</td>
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Executive Secretaries, Astronomical League</td>
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2004</td>
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AL President&rsquo;s Award</td>
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Mr. Walter Haas</td>
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<a href="/al/awards/special/pres2004.html">Founding officer and Executive Director Emeritus of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO).&nbsp;&nbsp; </a></td>
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2005</td>
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AL Special Award</td>
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Mitch Glaze &amp; Chuck Beucher</td>
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2008</td>
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AL President&rsquo;s Award</td>
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Scott Roberts</td>
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2012</td>
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AL Special Award</td>
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Dr. Roger Kolman</td>
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For service to the Astronomical League including long-time service as Chair of the League&#39;s Peltier award committee and service to astronomy in general.</td>
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