2019 Recipient of the Bill Sutherland Award
This award was set up by the Society in memory of Bill Sutherland, an amateur telescope-maker and early member of CAS, who passed away in 1990. It is given each year, at the AGM, to a CAS member who has displayed outstanding enthusiasm for astronomy and the Society during the previous year.
Several nominations for the 2019 award were made (a good position for the Society to be in!) but the chosen recipient was Joan Payne who has been an almost permanent presence at recent CAS outreach events where she has made a significant contribution to their success and always showed considerable commitment and enthusiasm. The trophy was presented to Joan by CAS Chairperson, Philip Wallace, towards the end of the 2019 AGM on 18th April.