The Gemini 2021 award
We are delighted to announce that the Gemini 2021 prize has been unanimously awarded to the application “Collaborative Amateur-Professional Project for the Detection and Characterization of Impacts on Jupiter” by Marc Delcroix, Amateur Astronomer in Planetary Sciences, and Ricardo Hueso from the Applied Physics Laboratory from the Basque country UPV/EHU, with the worldwide network of 109 participating amateur astronomers from 20 countries. The award has been given during the SF2A (Société Française d’Astronomie & d’Astrophysique) 2021 days. The plenary session on Thursday 10 June 2021 from 9 to 10 am was dedicated to the presentation of the 2021 awards during a conference where the recipients gave an online presentation of their project. The award is supplemented by a 1000 euros cheque and a medal from the SF2A with the permission to use the Gemini logo in the communication of this project for future support and development.
The project will be the subject of an article to be published by the SAF (Société Astronomique de France) in the magazine l’Astronomie before the end of 2021. It will be the subject of a conference and a workshop organised by the SAF and the SF2A.
For the members of the Jury
Eric Lagadec, SF2A president Patrick Baradeau, SAF president