This award was set up in memory of Bill Sutherland, an early member of CAS, who passed away in 1990. It is awarded each year at the AGM, to a CAS member who has shown outstanding enthusiasm for astronomy and the Society.
Work for the award can be of any astronomical or Society nature and may include (but not exclusively) things like observational drawings, photographs, CCD images, newsletter articles, talks given to the Society, promotion of the Society etc.
Obviously, some work comes to the attention of the awarding committee automatically (such as a newsletter article); other work by its nature may need to brought to the attention of the awarding committee by its author (e.g. photographs).
Remember that we are not necessarily looking for technical excellence but rather enthusiasm for astronomy and the Cardiff Astronomical Society, so enter your work for consideration for this award.
If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for this award, send an email to BSA@cardiff-astronomical-society.co.uk stating who you are nominating and the reason for the nomination. If appropriate, you may also attach examples of work to the email.