Fred Whipple Award

Basic Information

Established in 1989, the Whipple Award is given annually to one honoree in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of planetary science. This award is named in honor of AGU Fellow, Fred Whipple, a gifted astronomer most noted for his work on comets. The Whipple Award includes an opportunity to present an invited lecture during the AGU Fall Meeting. The Whipple Lecture is webcast and made available as an archived presentation on the AGU website.

CITATION/SCOPE STATEMENT

For outstanding contributions in the field of planetary science.

AWARD INCLUDES

  • Award certificate
  • Announcement in Eos
  • Invitation to present the Whipple Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
  • Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
  • Complimentary ticket to the Planetary Sciences section reception at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year

FREQUENCY: Presented annually

CAREER LEVEL: Middle Career, Senior Scientist