Winnipeg Centre member Jay Anderson received the Winnipeg Centre Achievement Award earlier this month. The award recognizes Jay for his many achievements as an eclipse meteorologist, astrophotographer, and most recently as Editor of the Journal of the RASC.
Jay's astronomy and meteorology expertise has led to him being selected to lead eclipse tours all over the world, and to co-author (with Fred Espanek) NASA's Eclipse circulars. He is a noted astrophotographer who has imaged with almost every possible type of equipment over the years, from prime focus hypered film to Schmidt cameras to CCDs. He is a regular contributor to the RASC's Observer's Handbook, and as Editor of the Journal has made many improvements to the Society's flagship periodical.
The award, the first ever presented by the Winnipeg Centre, is designed to recognize achievement in the fields of astronomy and the related sciences. The award is to be given not more than once a year to a deserving member of the Winnipeg Centre who is nominated by his or her peers in the Centre. The award consists of a plaque bearing the names of all award recipients, as well as a framed certificate.