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Javier Gorosabel award on pro-am collaborations

In the latest meeting of the Spanish Astronomical Society (5-9 September, Tenerife, Spain) it was announced that our work with Emmanuel (Manos) Kardasis on Venus’ Cloud Discontinuity (published at the beginning of 2022, in the journal Atmosphere) was the winner for the 2nd iteration of the Javier Gorosabel Award on pro-am collaborations.

I am actually excited about this. But not because I am part of the award… I am excited because this award recognizes the effort put by some amateurs in order to produce not only scientifically useful images/data but document their effort, share it with both the amateur and professional communities and contribute to the advance of our knowledge by analyzing and publishing their results. I am honored that I could help Manos to achieve that. I strongly believe that it is a worthy recognition of his more than two decades of contribution in Astronomy and the community in general.

Of course, kudos to Javier – without his expertise and guidance this work wouldn’t have materialized.

The two main driving forces behind the work: Javier Peralta (left) and Manos Kardasis (right) holding the Javier Gorosabel award.