Franklin Loehde Youth Membership Award

Award Details: Two youth memberships will be awarded annually. The awards will be chosen by the RASC Edmonton Membership Committee.

Deadline: January 15, 2019

Background: This award is intended to encourage youth between the ages of 12 – 18 to pursue their interest in Astronomy by providing them up to two years of free membership in the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada—Edmonton Centre.  In order to be eligible for the award the youth must submit a brief biography (ages 12 – 15) or one page essay (ages 16 – 18), and complete both the application form and ask an adult to fill out the reference form.

This award honours Franklin Loehde, who joined the RASC in 1952 when he was a junior high school student. In the intervening years he helped found the Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium, and the Edmonton Space and Science Centre (later Telus World of Science). Franklin has played an important role in the Edmonton Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society, serving as a councillor and president.

Application: Download the application form. The form can be emailed, faxed, or mailed to the addresses given on the form.