The Carlyle S. Beals Award was established by CASCA in 1981 in recognition of the groundbreaking research of the late C.S. Beals. The Beals Prize was originally awarded to provide a grant for travel to a General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (every three years). In 1988, however, it was first awarded in its present form: to a Canadian astronomer or an astronomer working in Canada, in recognition of outstanding achievement in research (either as a specific achievement or as a lifetime of research). The recipient shall be invited to address the Society at its Annual Meeting. To be considered for the award, nominees must be current CASCA members in good standing.
An award is now considered every second year, in even-numbered years. The nomination package must be submitted entirely in electronic form to the Chair of the Awards committee and should consist of:
- A letter of nomination (self-nominations are accepted);
- The CV of the nominee
In addition, three external letters of support (e.g., from international experts in the nominee’s field), sent directly to the Chair of the Awards committee (to ensure confidentiality of references). No letter should exceed three pages in length. No other material should be submitted.
The deadline for submissions for the 2024 award is January 15 2024.
This is in recognition of decades of cutting-edge research on topics relating to massive stars, including Wolf-Rayet stars, stellar pulsations, rotation, magnetic fields, clumping, binaries, clusters, and surveys. Many of us have used a Moffat profile: that was his work! He received his doctorates in astronomy from Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum in Germany, and has been a professor at Université de Montréal ever since, and hasn’t slowed his research output since taking emeritus status. He has trained generations of scientists who are still working in Canada and internationally. He remains very active in research on massive stars and astronomy projects like the BRITE constellation.
CASCA is delighted to recognize Dr. Moffat’s efforts with this award.
|2020||Howard Yee||“Observational Cosmology” View Citation|
|2018||Mark Halpern||“Modern Cosmology” View Citation|
|2016||Chris Pritchet||“The Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae” View Citation|
|2014||Harvey Richer||“Globular clusters” View Citation|
|2012||David Crampton||“Carpe Lux. Beal’s Lecture 2012” View Citation|
|2010||Bill Harris||“Between Galaxies and Stars”|
|2008||Ray Carlberg||“Preliminary SNLS Third Year Results”|
|2006||Georges Michaud||“Atomic Diffusion in Pop II Stars, Globular Clusters and WMAP”|
|2004||Ernest R. Seaquist||“The Galaxy M82 – a Rosetta Stone for the Starburst Phenomenon”|
|2002||John Landstreet||“Magnetic Fields in Stars”|
|2000||Gilles Fontaine||“The Potential of White Dwarf Cosmochronology”|
|1998||Gordon A. H. Walker||“Challenges for the New Millennium: Some Persistent Astronomical Mysteries”|
|1996||J. Richard Bond||“Cosmic Background Anisotropies and Large Scale Structure: Past, Present and Future”|
|1994||Peter G. Martin||“Interstellar Pinball: A Sometimes Shocking Story of Excited Molecular Hydrogen”|
|1992||Rene Racine||“Support for Astronomy”|
|1990||Scott Tremaine||“Is the Solar System Stable?”|
|1988||Sidney van den Bergh||“Supernovae and their Remnants”|
|1985||Anne B. Underhill|
|1982||John B. Hutchings|