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RAS member Randy Tatum receives Walter H. Haas Observing Award

Sep 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Blog

RAS member Randy Tatum receives national recognition as a recipient of the Walter H. Haas Observer Award from the Astronomical League!

At ALCON 2016, this years annual convention of the Astronomical League, RAS member Randy Tatum was honored by the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers with the Walter H. Haas Observer Award for excellence in solar system astronomy. Randy has been making solar system observations since 1966. In the 1970’s he began contributing observations, data and ultimately images to the Association. In 1976 alone, Randy performed one thousand transit timings of features on Jupiter and is credited as a co-discoverer of the 1975 South Equatorial Belt disturbance. The images and video below shows Randy receiving the award at ALCON 2016.


Randy Tatum - Walter Haas Award



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