Nominations are open for two awards offered by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

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1. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Amateur Achievement Award
Purpose
The Amateur Achievement Award of the ASP, given yearly since 1979, is designed to 
recognize significant contributions to astronomy or amateur astronomy by those not 
employed in the field of astronomy in a professional capacity.
 

Eligibility
Nominees must have made significant contributions to astronomy, but are not employed 
as professional astronomers. Letters of nomination should highlight how the nominee or 
nominees have distinguished themselves in this endeavor or cite exceptional 
achievement or both.
 

Nominations
Nominations are welcome from members of the astronomical community. Self 
nominations or nomination by a family member will not be accepted. All nominations will 
remain active for three years of competition; additional support letters or nomination 
updates will be accepted at any time.
For all the pertinent details, please log on to: http://www.astrosociety.org/membership/
awards/amateur.html

2. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Las Cumbres Award for Outreach
Purpose
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.

Eligibility
"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
Nominations are made by members of the astronomical community. Self nominations or 
nomination by a family member will not be accepted.
For all the pertinent details, please log on to: http://www.astrosociety.org/membership/
awards/cumbres.html