Astronomical League - Webmaster Award

The Astronomical League Board has approved the newest award to be handed out by the Astronomical League; it is the Webmaster Award. One award will be handed out each year to the Webmaster with the best club's web site. With the increased popularity of the Internet, the web site is an important asset to astronomy clubs. Most web sites are designed, administered and updated by the club's Webmaster. The purpose of the award is to acknowledge the club Webmaster who does an outstanding job of web site design and administration.

Eligibility

The Webmaster of any astronomy club that is a current member of the Astronomical League.

To Apply

The President of the astronomy club will submit the name of the Webmaster and the Website address before April 1.

Criteria

The Website will be judged on the following.

  • Content
  • Ease of navigation
  • Ability to attract people

Judging

Each Website will be judged by a panel of astronomy related Webmasters and the award administrators.

The web sites will be judged prior to the Astronomical League Convention (ALCON), with the award recipient being announced at the convention.

Club Presidents please send nominations between January 1 and no later than April 1 to
WebmasterAward@astroleague.org. or you can mail your nomination to the following address.

Mike Rao Administrator,
Astronomical League Webmaster Award
2559 Rusk Street
Houston, Texas 77003
mike.rao@optimus-us.com

I am looking forward to looking at all of your Websites.

Clear skies to you all.

Mike Rao
Administrator, Astronomical League Webmaster Award

Winners:

2003 Greg Piepol, Northern Virginia Astronomy club
2004 Don Taylor,  North Houston Astronomy Club
2005 John Hepler, Chester County Astronomical Society
2006 Drew Carhart, Naperville Astronomical Association
2007 Travis Swaim, Oklahoma City Astronomy Club
2008  Del Gordon, Huachuca Astronomy Club
2009

Richard Richins, Astronomical Society of Las Cruces
Richard Bell, Kalamazoo Astronomical Society

2010 Gabe Cardona, Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas
2011
Larry Hubble, Harford County Astronomical Society
2012
Jeffery McLaughlin, Houston Astronomical Society
2013
2013 Ken Slater, Springfield Telescope Makers
2014 Ward Vuillemot, Seattle Astronomical Society