Paul Boltwood

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Paul Boltwood is a Canadian amateur astronomer. He is engaged in developing hardware and software for deep sky imaging and in research of brightness variations in active galactic nuclei. He was also acknowledged for his studies of near-nucleus activity in Comet Hyakutake.

In 1995 he was awarded the Chant Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. This medal is awarded, not more than once a year, to an amateur astronomer resident in Canada on the basis of the value of the work carried out in astronomy and closely allied fields of the original investigation.

In 2000 he was awarded with the Amateur Achievement Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Asteroid 8785 Boltwood was named in his honour.


2000 ASP Annual Award Winners
1995 RASC Chant Medal Winners

Preceded by
Warren Offutt
Amateur Achievement Award of Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Succeeded by
Syuichi Nakano