Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

2012 IOTA Conference IOTA Annual Meeting October 19-21 College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada USA.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "2012 IOTA Conference IOTA Annual Meeting October 19-21 College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada USA."— Presentation transcript:

1 2012 IOTA Conference IOTA Annual Meeting October College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada USA

2 Homer F. DaBoll 2012 Award IOTA Annual Meeting October College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada USA

3 Background To recognize significant contributions to occultation science and to the work of the IOTA Name honors Homer F. DaBoll (1920 – 1990) –Organizer of grazing occultation expeditions in Midwest USA beginning in late 1960s –Suggested the name International Occultation Timing Association –Founding officer of IOTA 1975 (secretary/treasurer) –First editor of Occultation Newsletter, from 1974 through 1990 Previous awardees: 2007 Dave Herald, 2008 Edwin Goffin, 2009 Steve Preston, 2010 Hristo Pavlov, 2011 Scotty Degenhardt

4 2012 Award Selection Nominations were solicited in August Award committee formed at the same time –Dave Herald, NSW, Australia (recipient 2007 award) –Edwin Goffin, Belgium (recipient 2008 award) –Steve Preston, USA (recipient 2009 award) –Hristo Pavlov, Australia (recipient 2010 award) –Scotty Degenhardt (recipient 2011 award) –Colin Haig, Ontario, Canada –Robert Buchheim, California, USA –Terrence Redding, Florida, USA (chairman) Award committee goals: –select recipient of 2012 Homer DaBoll award

5 Eligibility (current) Who is eligible for the award? Anyone who has made significant contribution to occultation science or the work of the IOTA Excluding sitting IOTA officers & award committee IOTA membership not required Who can make Nominations? No defined restrictions at this time Call for Nominations made via Yahoo group effectively restricts nominators to active occultation community

6 Deliberations Total of 10 nominations received, from 9 nominators –All were excellent candidates All communication conducted by –private to the committee –independent of IOTA officers This year we again made a deliberate effort to encourage others to forward the request for nominations to other lists, mail groups and astronomy related organizations

7 Deliberations, cont. Approach was discussion to reach a consensus (not majority voting), considering: –Documentation provided with nominations –Experience & personal knowledge of the candidates contributions. Members were asked to select their top picks to be considered and discussed. The top pick was unanimous in the first round

8

9 Recipient Described Fabulous choice, and I feel a proper and deserving one! For writing software which revolutionized occultation data processing, with dramatically improved results in timing and light level measurements. For unique and sustained contributions in developing software to predict, and analyze and archive observations of, all types of occultations and eclipses.

10


Download ppt "2012 IOTA Conference IOTA Annual Meeting October 19-21 College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada USA."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google