This year I was fortunate enough to be the recipient if two fantastic astronomy awards, and a nominee for another.
In April 2010 I was nominated for the UK Space Conference’s Arthur Clarke Award for Public Promotion of Space (it was won by EADS Astrium).
Then last month, while speaking at the Federation of Astronomical Societies’ 2010 Convention, I was presented with two awards:
The 2010 Eric Zucker Award for Outstanding Contribution to Astronomy, awarded by the Federation of Astronomical Societies
The 2010 Joy Grifiths Award for Meritorious Efforts in the Cause of Darker Skies, awarded by the British Astronomical Association’s Campaign for Dark Skies
Needless to say I was chuffed to win these awards, and they have pride of place on my workdesk: