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Seismic Sensors in Orbit
The Athelstan Spilhaus Award is given annually to an honoree in recognition of their enhancement of the public engagement with Earth and space sciences through devoting portions of their career conveying to the general public the excitement, significance, and beauty of Earth and space science.
Athelstan F. Spilhaus, Sr. was a geophysicist and meteorologist who made innovative contributions to science, education, and public service. As a scientist and cartoonist, Spilhaus enthusiastically communicated with non-scientists through an informative science center at the 1961 World’s Fair in Seattle, as well as a long-running science cartoon featured in approximately 100 newspapers spanning the United States.
AGU is proud to recognize our honorees. Recipients of the Athelstan Spilhaus Award will receive an engraved award, as well as the following benefits with the honor:
To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.
Your nomination package must contain all the following files, which should be no more than two pages in length per document. For more information, review the AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.
Award recipients must have demonstrated their commitment and effectiveness in communicating science through a variety of media, including books, television appearances, lectures, and more.
The nomination cycle for 2020 AGU Union awards, medals, and prizes has been extended until 1 June. Nominate a colleague, peer or student today.
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