Herschel Medal

Herschel Medal
Awarded for"investigations of outstanding merit in observational astrophysics"[1]
First awarded1974[2]
Last awarded2018
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The Herschel Medal is awarded by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) for "investigations of outstanding merit in observational astrophysics". It is awarded for a single piece of work so that younger scientists can be candidates for the award.[1] It is named after the RAS's first president, William Herschel.[3] The medal was first awarded in 1974. The medal has been shared twice, in 1977 and 1986. It has been awarded 18 times to a total of 20 people (19 men, one woman), mostly from the UK.[2][4]

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