Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society

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The Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) is the highest award given by the RAS.wikipedia
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John Couch Adams

AdamsAdams, John CouchJ. C. Adams
This caused a problem when Neptune was discovered in 1846, because many felt an award should jointly be made to John Couch Adams and Urbain Le Verrier.
He won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1866.

Caroline Herschel

CarolineCaroline Lucretia HerschelC. Herschel
She was the first woman to be awarded a Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (1828), and to be named an Honorary Member of the Royal Astronomical Society (1835, with Mary Somerville).

Royal Astronomical Society

FRASFellow of the Royal Astronomical SocietyAstronomical Society of London
The Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) is the highest award given by the RAS.
The society recognises achievement in astronomy and geophysics by issuing annual awards and prizes, with its highest award being the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Charles Babbage

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These directions were closely connected with Babbage's ideas on computation, and in 1824 he won its Gold Medal, cited "for his invention of an engine for calculating mathematical and astronomical tables".

John Herschel

Sir John HerschelJohn Frederick William HerschelHerschel
For his work with his father, he was presented with the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1826 (which he won again in 1836), and with the Lalande Medal of the French Academy of Sciences in 1825, while in 1821 the Royal Society bestowed upon him the Copley Medal for his mathematical contributions to their Transactions.

Francis Baily

F. BailyBailyBaily, Francis
By 1820, Baily had already taken a leading part in the foundation of the Royal Astronomical Society, and he received its Gold Medal in 1827 for his preparation of the Society's Catalogue of 2881 stars (''Memoirs R. Astr.

Hermann Goldschmidt

Hermann Mayer Salomon GoldschmidtH. GoldschmidtGoldschmidt, H.
He received the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1861 for having discovered more asteroids than any other person up to that time.

James Dunlop

Dunlop
He had been awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society of London on 8 February 1828.

Manuel John Johnson

Manuel JohnsonManuel J. Johnson
In 1835 he published A Catalogue of 606 Principal Fixed Stars in the Southern Hemisphere... at St. Helena, for which he won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society that same year.

James South

Sir James South
He won the Copley Medal in 1826 and the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in that same year.

William Herschel

HerschelSir William HerschelWilliam
The medal features an image of the 40-foot telescope constructed by Sir William Herschel, the first President of the RAS.
In 1828, she was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society for her work.

George Biddell Airy

George AiryAirySir George Biddell Airy
In recognition of this work the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society was awarded to him in 1833 (he would win it again in 1846).

Arthur Robert Hinks

Arthur R. HinksArthur HinksMr. Arthur Hinks
As an astronomer, he is best known for his work in determining the distance from the Sun to the Earth (the astronomical unit) from 1900–1909: for this achievement, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society.

John Wrottesley, 2nd Baron Wrottesley

John WrottesleyThe Lord Wrottesley
In 1839 he received the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society for his Catalogue of the Right Ascensions of 1,318 Stars.

Johann Franz Encke

Johann EnckeEnckeJ.F. Encke
The importance of the predicted return based on the calculation by Encke was rewarded by the Royal Astronomical Society in London by presenting their Gold Medal to him in 1824.

William Huggins

Sir William HugginsHugginsHuggins, Sir William
Huggins won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1867, jointly with William Allen Miller.

Isaac Roberts

Sir Isaac Roberts
Roberts was also awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1895.

Robert Main

Reverend Robert Main
From 1841 to 1861 he was successively an honorary secretary, a vice-president, and President of the Royal Astronomical Society, and in 1858 was awarded the Society's Gold Medal.

William Henry Smyth

Admiral SmythW. H. SmythW.H. Smyth
He published his observations in 1844 in the Cycle of Celestial Objects, which earned him the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1845 and also the presidency of the society.

Richard Christopher Carrington

Richard CarringtonCarringtonRichard C. Carrington
It was rewarded with the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, in presenting which, 11 February 1859, Mr. Main dwelt upon the eminent utility of the design, as well as the ‘standard excellence’ of its execution (ib.

Robert Grant (astronomer)

Robert Grant
His History of Physical Astronomy from the Earliest Ages to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century, partially issued by the Society of Useful Knowledge in 1848-9, appeared in a complete form in March 1852, and earned Grant the award in 1856 of the Royal Astronomical Society's gold medal.

Otto August Rosenberger

Otto A. Rosenberger
He won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1837.

Thomas Brisbane

Governor BrisbaneSir Thomas BrisbaneThomas Makdougall Brisbane
In 1828 he won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society.

William Lassell

LassellLassell, William
Lassell was a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS) from 1839, won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1849, and served as its president for two years starting in 1870.

Edward James Stone

E. J. StoneEdward Stone
He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1869, and on the resignation of Sir Thomas Maclear in 1870 he was appointed Her Majesty's astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope.