Awards for 2018
President’s Award for Service to the Centre

Alister Ling

Alister has an incredible attitude: he is always quick to volunteer his time and knowledge to help out on many RASC projects, as well as initiating his own projects. It would be difficult to run Edmonton RASC the way we do without Alister’s participation. He is presently our National Council Representative; he has led the monthly astroimaging corner in the past; recently he has started offering introductions to the observer’s handbook at observers’ meetings; he is always quick to offer help and advice to new members and the public. Last year I commented that he was a close contender for the Service award, and I am happy to honour him with this award this year!

Awards for 2018
Franklin Loehde Award for Project of the Year

The Black Nugget Lake Observatory Committee

Rick Bramm, Susan Bramm, Warren Finlay, Kent Martens, Roman Unyk, Luca Vanzella for laying the foundation for the observatory dome at Black Nugget Lake, both literally and figuratively. Construction on the BNL observatory is still in progress, but the foundation was both a difficult and important problem that the committee solved!