BAA Comet Section History


Section Directors

  • 1891 - 1893 W F Denning
  • 1893 - 1897 W E Plummer
  • 1897 - 1901 Dr A C D Crommelin
  • 1901 - 1907 E W Maunder
  • 1907 - 1939 Dr A C D Crommelin
  • 1939 - 1945 The Rev Dr M Davidson
  • 1945 - 1958 Dr G Merton
  • 1958 - 1968 M P Candy
  • 1968 - 1977 S W Milbourn
  • 1977 - 1987 M J Hendrie
  • 1987 - 1990 G S Keitch
  • 1990 - J D Shanklin

    Keedy Award Winners

    David Keedy very kindly instituted an annual award in 1983 for the Section member who made the most valuable contribution to the observational work of the Section during the year. The following Section members have received the award.

  • 1983 George Alcock
  • 1984 Andrew Pearce
  • 1985 Brian Manning
  • 1986 Tony Ward
  • 1988 Jonathan Shanklin
  • 1993 Atilla Kosa-Kiss
  • 1994 James Lancashire
  • 1995 Alex Vincent
  • 1996 Gabriel Oksa
  • 1997 Melvyn Taylor
  • 2000 Michael Oates
  • 2002 Cliff Meredith
  • 2004 The final award will be made for 2004

    Newsletter Editors

  • 1973 - 1978 A Stephens
  • 1978 - 1987 Stan Milbourn
  • 1987 - 1990 Graham Keitch
  • 1991 - 1994 Denis Buczynski
  • 1994 - 1995 James Lancashire
  • 1995 - Jonathan Shanklin
    Published by Jonathan Shanklin. Jon Shanklin - jds@ast.cam.ac.uk