The Astronomical League Board has approved the newest award to be handed out by the Astronomical League; it is the Webmaster Award. One award will be handed out each year to the Webmaster with the best club's web site. With the increased popularity of the Internet, the web site is an important asset to astronomy clubs. Most web sites are designed, administered and updated by the club's Webmaster. The purpose of the award is to acknowledge the club Webmaster who does an outstanding job of web site design and administration.
The Webmaster of any astronomy club that is a current member of the Astronomical League.
The President of the astronomy club will submit the name of the Webmaster and the Website address before April 1.
The Website will be judged on the following.
- Ease of navigation
- Ability to attract people
Each Website will be judged by a panel of astronomy related Webmasters and the award administrators.
The web sites will be judged prior to the Astronomical League Convention (ALCON), with the award recipient being announced at the convention.
Club Presidents, please send nominations no later than March 31 to
WebmasterAward@astroleague.org. or you can mail your nomination to the following address.
|2003||Greg Piepol, Northern Virginia Astronomy club|
|2004||Don Taylor, North Houston Astronomy Club|
|2005||John Hepler, Chester County Astronomical Society|
|2006||Drew Carhart, Naperville Astronomical Association|
|2007||Travis Swaim, Oklahoma City Astronomy Club|
|2008||Del Gordon, Huachuca Astronomy Club|
Richard Richins, Astronomical Society of Las Cruces
|2010||Gabe Cardona, Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas|
Larry Hubble, Harford County Astronomical Society
Jeffery McLaughlin, Houston Astronomical Society
2013 Ken Slater, Springfield Telescope Makers
|2014||Ward Vuillemot, Seattle Astronomical Society|
|2015||Shawn Kirchdorfer, Fort Worth Astronomical Society|
|2016||Gene Hanson, Milwaukee Astronomical Society|
|2017||Maurice Nelson, Austin Astronomical Society|
|2018||Shawn Loescher and Curt Lambert, Back Bay Amateur Astronomers|
|2019||Jim Hendrickson, AMateur Astronomical Society of Rhode Island|