Alister Ling (b.1962-07-24 in Montréal , Québec) is a meteorologist with Environment Canada in Edmonton . An amateur astronomer who is a skilled observer and writer, he contributes a regular feature to Astronomy magazine and won the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada 's Simon Newcomb Award in 2003. As Chair of the RASC Edmonton Centre's observers' group, he has written frequently for the club newsletter. He also received a Webb Society Award for his contributions to their quarterly journal and wrote for Deep Sky and Deep Sky Journal. Ling is also author of the computer program "Lunar Calculator."
Name proposed and citation prepared by Robert Jedicke and Peter Jedicke.
Reference: MPC 54175