Lalande Prize

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Jérôme Lalande

The Lalande Prize (French:Prix Lalande) was an award for scientific advances in astronomy, given from 1802 until 1970 by the French Academy of Sciences.

The prize was endowed by astronomer Jérôme Lalande in 1801, a few years before his death in 1807, to enable the Academy of Sciences to make an annual award " to the person who makes the most unusual observation or writes the most useful paper to further the progress of Astronomy, in France or elsewhere. "

It was combined with the Benjamin Valz Foundation prize in 1970 to create the Lalande-Valz Prize and then with a further 122 foundation prizes in 1997, resulting in the establishment of the Grande Médaille. The Grande Medaille is not limited to the field of astronomy.

Winners[edit]

A partial list of Lalande Prize laureates includes:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LES LAURÉATS DU PRIX LALANDE". La Revue scientifique (Paris). TOME 40: 460–463. 1887. 
  2. ^ a b c Olbers won in An XI (overlapping 1802–1803), Piazzi won in An XII (overlapping 1803–1804), and Harding won in An XIII (overlapping 1804–1805), according to the French Republican Calendar.
  3. ^ Liste des attributions du Prix Lalande depuis 1881 jusqu'à 1915
  4. ^ "Séance du 12 décembre". Le Moniteur scientifique du Doctor Quesneville: 68–69. March 1922. 
  5. ^ "SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)". Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 40: 57. 1927. 
  6. ^ "The Bruce Medalists". Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Physics Without Einstein & Modern Aether Science. 
  8. ^ Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 38: 174–176. 1932 http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.bams/1183495804 |url= missing title (help). 
  9. ^ "SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)". Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 45: 58. 1933. 
  10. ^ Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 43: 159–164. 1937.