International Occultation Timing Association
Contributions to the Field of Occultations Awards
Awards are given annually to individuals in recognition of significant contributions to Occultation Science.
Occultation Science is limited to actual IOTA research that involves either total and grazing occultations, asteroidal occultations, and solar eclipses.
The IOTA Award Committee accepts nominations from IOTA individuals worldwide for the award.
Award nominations are solicited in early June of each year.
Present Committee members include: Terrence Redding (chair), Robert Buchheim, Colin Haig, and all previous award winners.
The Committee’s main objective in selecting an award recipient is to reach a consensus and not choosing someone by a majority vote.
The rules allow any person to be considered for the award except for current IOTA Officers and Committee members.
Each year’s presentations of the annual awards are made by the Award Committee Chair at the IOTA Annual Meeting.
In the event a Lifetime Achievement Award is also given, it will be presented at that time as well.