The Astronomical League's Horkheimer Youth Awards 2016 — Prepare Now!

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Wouldn't it be great to be young again and to be entering amateur astronomy! Now is 
the time to start considering the Astronomical League's Horkheimer Youth awards for 
2016: the two Jack Horkheimer Youth Service Awards, the Horkheimer/Parker Youth 
Imaging Award, and the Horkheimer/O’Meara Journalism Award.
• If you know a League member, 18 years or younger, who has brought amateur 
astronomy to your club or to the public through outreach, presentations, writing, or 
observing, please consider nominating that person for one of the two Horkheimer 
Service Awards. (Horkheimer/Smith Award - $1750 plus an expense paid trip to ALCon 
2016, Horkheimer/D’Auria Award - $1000.)  
• If you know a League member, 18 years or younger, who has captured a great 
celestial image since last April, please consider nominating that person for the 
Horkheimer/Parker Youth Imaging Award. (1st place - $1000, 2nd place - $500, and 3rd 
place - $250)
• One of these awards is more specialized than the others — the Horheimer/O'Meara 
Journalism Award. It requires a person who is 8 to 14 years of age to compose a 300 to 
500 word essay on any science related topic. (1st place - $1000, 2nd place - $500, 3rd 
place - $250.)
Since the deadline for the Horkheimer Awards is March 31, 2016, now is the time for 
potential candidates to work on their projects and to participate in various astronomy 
If you are a club officer, nominate them. If you don't, no one else will! Complete 
information about each award can be found at