Award and Citations

1978 Tuthill Comet Award Roger Tuthill  for discovering Comet Machholz (1978L)

1979 Messier Award Astronomical Association of Northern California for finding all the Messier objects

1979 Award of Merit Astronomical Assoc of N. California for fostering amateur astronomy

1982 Warren Estes Memorial Award Riverside Telescope Makers Conference for best instrument made out of simple materials (10 refl)

1985 Tuthill Comet Award Roger Tuthill  for discovering Comet Machholz (1986e)

1986 Tuthill Comet Award Roger Tuthill  for discovering Periodic Comet Machholz 1 (1986e)

1987 The Dr. A.B. Gregory Award San Jose Astronomical Association Sharing the hobby of astronomy

1988 Caroline Herschel Award Western Amateur Astronomers for my studies of comets

1994 Walter H. Haas Award Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers for my discovery of comets

1995 Natalie Leonard Award Sacramento Valley Astronomical Association for outstanding service to the society

1995 Clifford W. Holmes Award Riverside Telescope Makers Conference Sharing telescope making

1995 Bruce Blair Award Western Amateur Astronomers Contributions to the field of amateur astronomy

2000 Peggy Haas Service Award Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers Service to ALPO and amateur astronomy

2004 SVAS Messier Award Sacramento Valley Astronomical Association for finding all the Messier objects

2004 Edgar Wilson Award Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory for discovering Comet Machholz C/2004 Q2

2010 Edgar Wilson Award Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory for discovering Comet Machholz C/2010 F4

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