Announcement: (7/30/15) DENNIS di CICCO wins the 2015 NERAL Walter Scott Houston Award!
di Cicco's famous award
winning photograph of the
Sun's analemma in the
1970s was a milestone in
career. A long time
Stellafane devotee, he was
inspired to build his own
backyard observatory which
he would put to good use for
many decades to come.
He was recognized for his
observational talents in
1997 with the Astronomical
League's Leslie C. Peltier Award
for his significant
observations of minor
planets, lunar & planetary
astronomy, and general
astronomy. In 1978 he was
presented the Clifford W.
Holmes Award at Riverside
Conference Astronomy Expo
for his work popularizing
Since then he has gone on
to make great
contributions as a writer
and Senior Editor for CCD
Astronomy quarterly and most
notably for Sky & Telescope
Magazine from 1974 through
2014. His generosity in
sharing his knowledge in
articles, equipment test
reports, eclipse trips and
talks with the amateur
astronomy community at clubs
and star parties across the
country makes him a star on
our earthly sphere for which
we are extremely grateful.
Dennis' famous Analemma Photo
The following is written on the
that will be presented at Stellafane on Saturday, August 15, 2015.
of his Massive Body of Work in Astrophotography since the 1960s,
his Pioneering Work in Tricolor CCD imaging and the Creation of
Sky Publishing’s quarterly publication CCD Astronomy,
his Contributions to Astronomy Education through talks, workshops and
Astronomical Observations of Lasting Significance in Lunar and Planetary
Astronomy including his Numerous Asteroid Discoveries in the 1990s,
his ATM articles and Test Reports on Astronomical Equipment,
his Immense Legacy of Popularization of Amateur Astronomy since 1974 as a
Writer and Senior Editor Of Sky & Telescope Magazine,
and his Presence as a Leader in Amateur Astronomy here at Stellafane and
we hereby present this award to
Dennis di Cicco
day, August 15, 2015 at Stellafane
In fond remembrance of Deep Sky Observer,
Science Writer and ATM Historian,
Walter Scott Houston.
On behalf of the North East Region of the
Astronomical League, we are very pleased to give this award to this
amateur astronomer, astrophotographer and writer who used the
professional world to promote and increase the visibility of
astronomy for our community.
The North East Region of the Astronomical League
The NERAL Annual Business Meeting will be held at Stellafane
Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 5:00pm under the Food Tent.
The public is welcome to our meetings.
2015 Stellafane Convention will be held August
http://stellafane.org for details!
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