Award Winning AstronomyWe do serious astronomy! The Milwaukee Astronomical Society can boast of more award winning members than probably any club in the country. And some of these awards are among the most prestigious.
Astronomical League, the Peltier Award is presented to an amateur astronomer who contributed to astronomical observations of lasting significance.
1981 - Edward Halbach
1984 - Walter Scott Houston *
1999 - William Albrecht
2001 - Richard Berry *
2002 - Gene Hanson
2008 - Richard Hodgson **
2009 - Gerry Samolyk
1972 - Edward Halbach
1974 - Walter Scott Houston *
2002 - Richard Berry *
AAVSO at the Director's discretion to an outstanding observer who contributes to special observing projects.
1998 - Gene Hanson
2002 - William Albrecht
AAVSO Merit Award is presented to any member who, by majority vote of the AAVSO Council, is deemed to have made an outstanding contribution as an observer, or as a long-standing benefactor. projects.
1965 - Ralph Buckstaff
1988 - Edward Halbach
2007 - Gerry Samolyk
AAVSO organization for outstanding contributions in mentoring/promoting variable star astronomy.
2003 - Edward Halbach
Astronomical Society of the Pacific recognizes significant observational or technological contributions to astronomy or amateur astronomy by an individual not employed in the field of astronomy in a professional capacity..
1997 - Edward HalbachAAVSO recognizes observers who have contributed a significant number of variable star estimates.
Gerry Samolyk – 200,000 CCD, 100,000 Visual
Bill Albrecht – 100,000 Visual
Ed Halbach – 100,000 Visual
Gene Hanson - 50,000 Visual
Jerry Bialozynski - 25,000 CCD
Walter Scott Houston * - 10,000 Visual
Ralph Buckstaff - 10,000 Visual
David Weier - 10,000 Visual
Chris Hesseltine - 10,000 CCD
Neil Simmons - 10,000 CCD
Rudy Poklar - 10,000 CCD
Henry Gerner - 1,000 CCD
Other MAS members who have contributed to the AAVSO database.
* These individuals were former MAS members.
** Became a member after winning the award.