Friday, 16 July 2010

Award presented local scientist's widow

Yesterday Frances Hawarden was presented with NASA's 2010 Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal on behalf of her husband Tim Hawarden, a local scientist. He had been informed last autumn that he was to receive the award but, sadly, did not live long enough to receive it in person. The award was made at Edinburgh's Royal Observatory (UK ATC) on Blackford Hill.

The award was made for Dr Hawarden's pioneering work in space telescope science. More detailed information can be found here. Tributes to his life can be found here.

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