[ASA] Page Medal announcement

Cathryn Trott Cathryn.Trott at curtin.edu.au
Thu May 7 17:31:57 AEST 2020

Dear ASA Members,

Page Medal - Announcement

The Astronomical Society of Australia is pleased to announce that the 2020 Berenice and Arthur Page Medal is awarded to TG Tan for his outstanding Perth Exoplanet Survey Telescope Observations.

The Berenice Page Medal was inaugurated by the Astronomical Society of Australia in 1972 in memory of Mrs Berenice Page, an exceptional amateur astronomer and foundation member of the Society. Although amateur astronomers, Berenice and her husband Arthur, were readily accepted into the Society because of the indispensable part they played in the IAU Flare Star Programme in the 1960's. Arthur Page remained an ASA member until his death in 2011 and, with his family's agreement, the Society renamed the medal as the Berenice and Arthur Page Medal. The medal is generally awarded biennially for scientific contributions by an amateur astronomer that has served to advance astronomy.

TG designed, built and operates the Perth Exoplanet Survey Telescope Observatory, which co-discovered nearly 50 exoplanets, including one potentially habitable planet.

TG is a member of the Follow-up Observing Program  for NASA’s TESS mission working to confirm TESS planet candidates. He has collaborated and published with many of the world’s professional exoplanet search teams. He has been a co-author on more than 65 papers in prestigious journals including Nature, Science, The Astrophysical Journal, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society and The Astronomical Journal. Tan has developed novel observing and analysis techniques that he has shared freely with the amateur astronomy community.

Kind regards,
Cathryn, on behalf of Krzysztof Bolejko, Acting Prizes and Awards Coordinator

Cathryn Trott

Associate Professor
ARC Future Fellow

President, Astronomical Society of Australia

ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3D (ASTRO 3D)

International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research
Curtin University
Bentley WA, Australia

cathryn.trott at curtin.edu.au
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