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Seismic Sensors in Orbit
The Fred Whipple Award and Lecture are presented annually and recognize significant contributions to the field of planetary science from a mid-career or senior scientist. Established in 1989, this award, and accompanying lecture, are named in honor of Fred Whipple, an AGU Fellow and astronomer whose most notable work focused on comets.
The Whipple Award is presented at the Planetary Sciences section reception during the AGU Fall Meeting where the awardee also presents the Whipple Lecture.
AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Fred Whipple Award and Lecture will receive the following benefits with the honor:
Recognition in Eos
Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award and lecture presentation year
An invitation to present the Whipple Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
Complimentary ticket to the Planetary Sciences section reception at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award and lecture presentation year
To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and Whipple Award Committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.
The following relationships need to be identified and communicated to the award committee but will not disqualify individuals from participating in the nomination or committee review process. These apply to committee members, nominators, and supporters:
Individuals with the following relationships are disqualified from participating in the award nomination process as a nominator or supporter:
Your nomination package must contain all of the following files, which should be no more than two pages in length per document. Watch our tutorial on successfully submitting a nomination package or read our guide.
Year of honor
Philip R. Christensen
Michael C. Malin
Harry Y. McSween
Raymond E. Arvidson
John T. Wasson
John A. Wood
Thomas B. McCord
John B. Adams
Gordon H. Pettengill
David J. Stevenson
Eugene M. Shoemaker
Fred L. Whipple
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