A young amateur astronomer from Coventry has won a prestigious award for his star-gazing talents.Click the image file, Cameron.JPG below, for a photo of Cameron receiving his prize
Cameron Watson, 16, won the British Astronomical Association’s most recently instituted award - The Sir Patrick Moore Prize. The prize was named after the astronomer who hosted the BBC programme The Sky At Night for 55 years and who died in 2012. The prize is awarded to individuals for one or more areas of activity which reflect’s Sir Patrick’s life, including outstanding observational work by a member or members under 21 years of age, a contribution to the understanding of the history of astronomy or the encouragement of a public interest in astronomy.
Cameron was awarded the prize, consisting of a certificate and monetary award by Sir Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal.
Cameron became fascinated with astronomy after his grandmother introduced him to the subject three years ago and is now a member of the Coventry and Warwickshire Astronomical Society.