The Robert Ellery Lectureship

The ASA recognises outstanding contributions in astronomy or a related field by the award of Robert Ellery Lectureships. Robert Ellery was Director of Melbourne Observatory for much of the second half of the 19th century, and one of the outstanding workers in Australian astronomy in that era.



In awarding the Robert Ellery Lectureship, the Council may give particular attention to contributions, or relevance, to astronomy in the southern hemisphere. Nevertheless, the award may be made for contributions in any branch of astronomy or a related field. The recipient of the Lectureship is invited to present a keynote lecture at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society, or another approriate time, and also receives a monetary prize.



Previous recipients of the Robert Ellery Lectureship

1991
Professor Don Mathewson (Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories)
1993
Dr Dick Manchester (Australia Telescope National Facility)
1995
Dr Dick Hunstead (University of Sydney)
1997
Dr Ron Ekers (Australia Telescope National Facility)
1999
Professor John Storey (University of New South Wales)
2001
Professor Ken Freeman (Australian National University)
2003
Professor Don Melrose (University of Sydney)
2005
Professor John Davis (University of Sydney)

Nominations for the next award should be submitted to the ASA Council through one of the ASA Secretaries.

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