Roll of Honour – MaccAstro Trophies and Winners

IVOR TOWNSHEND LUNAR TROPHY

Inaugurated in 2012 for an image or other creation particularly related to the Moon. In memory of Ivor our Workshop coordinator and lunar specialist. Voted by the MaccAstro Members.

YEAR IVOR TOWNSHEND LUNAR TROPHY
2012 Steve Warbis – Full Moon acrylic painting
2013 Sally Stubbs – Crystal Moon glass maquette
2014 Andrew Greenwood – Lunar Eclipse video
2015 Ian Morison – Moon with Earthshine image
2016 Ian Morison – The Moon In Infra-Red image
2017 Paul Cannon – Theophilus-Cyrillus-Catarina eyepiece sketch
2018 David Tolliday – Full Moon To Blood Moon image montage
2019 Ian Morison – ‘Homage To Isaac Newton’ image
2020 David Tolliday – Moon Apennines image
2021 John Tipping – Plato Apennine image
2022 Paul Cannon – Craters Kepler and Copernicus at Full Moon
2023 John Tipping – Ptolemaeus and Straight Wall area

MACCASTRO DEEP SKY IMAGING TROPHY

Inaugurated in 2015. For particular astronomical objects usually involving significant magnification. Voted by the MaccAstro Members.

YEAR MACCASTRO DEEP SKY IMAGING TROPHY
2015 Chris Heapy – M16 Eagle Nebula image
2016 Chris Heapy – NGC 6888 image
2017 Ian Morison – Sunspots solar detail image
2018 David Tolliday – Startrails Over Ribblehead Viaduct image
2019 Richard Jackson – IC434 Horsehead in Ha image
2020 Laurie Yates – NGC7023 Iris Nebula image
2021 Laurie Yates – NGC7380 Wizard image
2022 Andy Verwer – Lenticular Cloud
2023 Paul Smith – Noctilucent Clouds-AxeEdge

MACCASTRO CREATIVE TROPHY

Inaugurated in 2015. For an astronomy-related creation eg. artwork, poem, foodstuff etc. Voted by the MaccAstro Members

YEAR MACCASTRO CREATIVE TROPHY
2015 Paul Cannon – ‘Active Sun’ watercolour pencil drawing
2016 Emily Wilson – ‘Space Pirate Landing’ pen drawing
2017 Emily Wilson – ‘Space’ pen drawings
2018 Steve Warbis – ‘S-P-A-C-E-D OUT!’ board game
2019 Sue Scott – ‘Wonder Of Deep Space’ ceramics
2020 Jane Michael – ‘200619 Lockdown Stars’ poem
2021 Steve Warbis – ‘Leo Major Poster’ polychrome pencils
2022 Andy Verwer – The Star Box
2023 Paul Smith – Clanger

MACCASTRO CHAIRMAN’S AWARD

Inaugurated in 2016 by Chairman Alan Banks. For an item or contribution of extra note to the Chairman. Decided by MaccAstro’s Chairman

YEAR MACCASTRO CHAIRMAN’S AWARD
2016 Arthur Higson – ‘Cosmic Microwave Background’ acrylic triptych
2017 Paul Brierley – ‘Mare Imbrium’ Panorama image
2018 Sylvia Harrison – ‘Pillars Of Creation’ poem
2019 Laura Kenny – Great Orion Nebula and Running Man Nebula image
2020 Michele Vonci – Comet Neowise over the Macclesfield Forest image
2021 David Ogden – Jodrell Bank at Sunset image
2022 Tony Edwards – West Veil Nebula
2023 Paul Brierley – Horse and Flame

WILLCOX WIDE-SKY TROPHY

Inaugurated in 2019. For sky areas, constellations and landscapes. In memory of Stephen our Treasurer and recognising Diana for her long-standing contribution as Secretary. Voted by the MaccAstro Members

YEAR WILLCOX WIDE-SKY TROPHY
2019 Ian Morison – Church Of The Good Shepherd image
2020 David Tolliday – Comet Neowise, Noctilucent Clouds and the Lights of Manchester image
2021 David Tolliday – Orion, Hyades, Pleiades and a Tree image
2022 Brian Corfield – The Sun in H-alpha
2023 Paul Smith – Aurora – Coral Beach

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