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Encyclopedia > Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society
Gold Medal awarded to Asaph Hall
Gold Medal awarded to Asaph Hall

The Gold Medal is the highest award of the Royal Astronomical Society. Image File history File links Asaph_Hall_Gold_Medal. ... Image File history File links Asaph_Hall_Gold_Medal. ... The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) began as the Astronomical Society of London in 1820 to support astronomical research (mainly carried on at the time by gentleman astronomers rather than professionals). ...


In the early years, more than one medal was often awarded in a year, but by 1833 only one medal was being awarded per year. This caused a problem when Neptune was discovered in 1846, because many felt an award should jointly be made to John Couch Adams and Urbain Le Verrier. A controversy arose and no award was made in 1847. 1833 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Atmospheric characteristics Surface pressure ≫100 MPa Hydrogen - H2 80% ±3. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... For other people named John Adams, see John Adams (disambiguation). ... Urbain Le Verrier. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


The controversy was "resolved" by giving 12 "testimonial" awards in 1848 to various people including Adams and Le Verrier, and in 1849 awards resumed, with a limit of one per year. Adams and Le Verrier did not get their gold medals until 1866 and 1868, respectively. 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


The practice of awarding one medal a year continued until 1963, although two medals were awarded in both 1867 and 1886 and in a few years no award was made. Since 1964 there have been two awards in most years, one for astronomy and one for geophysics. 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ...

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See also: Other events of 1824 List of years in science . ... Charles Babbage Charles Babbage (26 December 1791 – 18 October 1871) was an English mathematician, analytical philosopher, mechanical engineer and (proto-) computer scientist who originated the idea of a programmable computer. ... Johann Franz Encke (September 23, 1791 – August 26, 1865) was a German astronomer, born in Hamburg. ... See also: Other events of 1826 List of years in science . ... John Herschel Sir John Frederick William Herschel (7 March 1792 – 11 May 1871) was an English mathematician and astronomer. ... Sir James South (October 1785 – October 19, 1867) was a British astronomer. ... Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (April 15, 1793 – November 23, 1864 (Julian calendar: November 11)) was a German-Russian astronomer. ... See also: Other events of 1827 List of years in science . ... Francis Baily (April 28, 1774 – August 30, 1844), English astronomer, was born at Newbury, Berkshire. ... See also: Other events of 1828 List of years in science . ... Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane (July 23, 1773 – January 27, 1860) was a soldier, colonial Governor and astronomer. ... James Dunlop(October 31, 1793 to September 22, 1848) was an early figure in the history of Australian astronomy. ... Caroline Lucretia Herschel Caroline Lucretia Herschel (March 16, 1750 – January 9, 1848) was a German-born English astronomer. ... See also: Other events of 1829 List of years in science . ... Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (July 22, 1784 – March 17, 1846) was a German mathematician, astronomer, and systematizer of the Bessel functions (which, despite their name, were discovered by Daniel Bernoulli). ... Heinrich Christian Schumacher. ... See also: Other events of 1830 List of years in science . ... Johann Franz Encke (September 23, 1791 – August 26, 1865) was a German astronomer, born in Hamburg. ... See also: Other events of 1831 List of years in science . ... Henry Kater (April 16, 1777 – April 26, 1835), English physicist of German descent, was born at Bristol. ... Baron Marie-Charles-Théodore de Damoiseau de Montfort (April 6, 1768 – August 6, 1846) was a French astronomer. ... See also: Other events of 1833 List of years in science . ... George Biddell Airy Sir George Biddell Airy (July 27, 1801–January 2, 1892) was British Astronomer Royal from 1835 to 1881. ... See also: Other events of 1835 List of years in science . ... Manuel John Johnson (May 1805 – March 1, 1859) was a British astronomer. ... See also: Other events of 1836 List of years in science . ... John Herschel Sir John Frederick William Herschel (7 March 1792 – 11 May 1871) was an English mathematician and astronomer. ... See also: Other events of 1837 List of years in science . ... See also: Other events of 1839 List of years in science . ... John Wrottesley, 2nd Baron Wrottesley (August 5, 1798 – October 27, 1867) was a British astronomer. ... See also: Other events of 1840 List of years in science . ... Giovanni Antonio Amedeo Plana (November 6, 1781–January 20, 1864) was an Italian astronomer and mathematician. ... See also: Other events of 1841 List of years in science . ... Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (July 22, 1784 – March 17, 1846) was a German mathematician, astronomer, and systematizer of the Bessel functions (which, despite their name, were discovered by Daniel Bernoulli). ... See also: Other events of 1842 List of years in science . ... Peter Andreas Hansen (December 8, 1795 – March 28, 1874), Danish astronomer, was born at Tondern, in the duchy of Schleswig (now Tønder, Denmark). ... See also: Other events of 1843 List of years in science . ... Francis Baily (April 28, 1774 – August 30, 1844), English astronomer, was born at Newbury, Berkshire. ... See also: Other events of 1845 List of years in science . ... William Henry Smyth (January 21, 1788 – September 9, 1865) was a British astronomer. ... See also: Other events of 1846 List of years in science . ... George Biddell Airy Sir George Biddell Airy (July 27, 1801–January 2, 1892) was British Astronomer Royal from 1835 to 1881. ... See also: Other events of 1849 List of years in science . ... William Lassell (June 18, 1799 – October 5, 1880) was a British astronomer, born in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. ... See also: Other events of 1850 List of years in science . ... See also: Other events of 1851 List of years in science . ... Annibale de Gasparis (April 9, 1819 – March 21, 1892) was an Italian astronomer. ... See also: Other events of 1852 List of years in science . ... Christian August Friedrich Peters (September 7, 1806 – May 8, German astronomer. ... See also: Other events of 1853 List of years in science . ... 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Silver medals

On two occasions, silver medals were also awarded, but this was soon discontinued.

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"Testimonial" medals of 1848

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See also

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) began as the Astronomical Society of London in 1820 to support astronomical research (mainly carried on at the time by gentleman astronomers rather than professionals). ...

External links

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