The Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA) awards the Berenice and Arthur Page Medal for excellence in amateur astronomy in Australia and its territories.

It is normally awarded every two years for scientific contributions by an amateur astronomer that has served to advance astronomy. The Berenice and Arthur Page Medal is presented at the biennial National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers (NACAA) by a representative of the ASA Council. The winner now also receives free Honorary Associate membership of the ASA.

The award is specifically for scientific contributions that have served to advance astronomy. While the amateur astronomical community benefits greatly from members’ organisational services, their popularisation of astronomy and their proficiency in established astronomical techniques, these qualities are not relevant to the award’s criteria.

Winners associated with the AAQ

The Berenice & Arthur Page Medal

The Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA) awards the Berenice and Arthur Page Medal for excellence in amateur astronomy in Australia and its territories.

The Berenice and Arthur Page Medal – 2018 – Professor David Moriarty

In 2018, Professor David Moriarty was awarded the Page Medal for work on eclipsing binary stars and its application to models of stellar evolution.

Roy Axelsen receiving Page Medal 2016

The Berenice and Arthur Page Medal – 2016 – Dr Roy Axelsen

In 2016, Dr Roy Axelsen was awarded the Page Medal for high-precision photometric observations and the Fourier analysis of Delta Scuti variables.

The Berenice and Arthur Page Medal – 2014 – Tim Napier-Munn

In 2014, Tim Napier-Munn was awarded the Page Medal for work on binary stars systems and for demonstrating a deep understanding of observational techniques and processes that will progress the field.