Simon Hanmer, a long-time member of the RASC (Ottawa Centre), is this year's recipient of the J. Willis Ambrose Medal of the Geological Association of Canada, awarded for "sustained dedicated service to the Canadian earth science community". Dr. Hanmer spent most of his professional career in the Geological Survey of Canada. Astronomically speaking, he continues to pursue his avocational interest in planetary geology, and imaging from his Garden Shed Observatory in urban Ottawa.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013