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Nominate your Colleagues for AGU Awards

By SpaceRef Editor
June 2, 2012
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The Whipple Award honors an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of planetary science. The award is named after Fred Whipple, a gifted astronomer most noted for his work on comets. Past awardees have spanned the breadth and depth of the planetary sciences section.

The new Ronald Greeley Early Career Award in Planetary Science is being awarded in 2012 for the first time. Nominees must be a member or affiliate of the Planetary Sciences Section of AGU and must be within 6 years of receiving their Ph.D. on the first day of the year in which the award is to be made (e.g. on or after 1 January 2006 for the 2012 award.) Parental leave can extend the six-year period.

Packages should include a current CV and publications list for the nominee, and a nomination letter outlining the candidate’s significant contributions. The nomination should be accompanied by three to six supporting letters from members of the AGU section.

Send nomination packages to:

Phil Christensen
Arizona State University
School of Earth and Space Exploration
Campus Box 6305
Tempe, AZ 85287-6305 USA


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