The David E. Laird Award
of the International Occultation Timing Association
Past Award Recipients
Harold R. Povenmire - 2013 Award Recipient
Hal was one of the first graze observers, October 8, 1963. He has led over 500 graze expeditions.
He may have been the first to see an asteroid moon – 129 Antiope on October 12, 1974.
In one expedition, Hal, along with Paul Maley, obtained 235 chords – the largest number for any single event – 1983
Hal published the 1st book on Grazes in 1977, and co-authored an Occultation Observers Handbook in 2006
He has published over 250 articles on occultations and other fields associated with solar system material (meteorites, space travel, Tektites)
and has authored books on other subjects
And finally, Hal has not one, but TWO, asteroids associated with his name! 12753 Povenmire for Katie and 15146 Halpov for Hal