The Sir Arthur Clarke Awards
Each year, there are various awards for the best in film, TV, the theatre and music, but there is also an award designed to recognise and reward the best in UK space research and exploration. The Sir Arthur Clarke awards - the space equivalent of the Oscars® - will be presented at a gala dinner at this year's conference.
The UK Space conference will run at the prestigious Charterhouse School in Surrey, attracting over 300 participants from around the world to hear about the past, present and future of the UK.s involvement in space research and exploration. The award ceremony will be the climax of a selection process from categories which cover activities by individuals, teams and organisations in UK Space Science and the UK Space industry. As well as categories for corporate and individual achievement, there are also awards for educators and journalists, and for outreach and inspiration - promoting space and providing encouragement for the next generation.
One major difference from the Hollywood awards is that nominations for the 'Arthurs' come from the public. If people were .impressed, intrigued or inspired. by some aspect of space research, they were encouraged to submit their nominations at www.clarkeawards.org. A panel drawn from the UK space community deliberated on the choices. The cetegories are:
Best Corporate/Team Achievement
Best Individual Achievement
Best Student Achievement
Best Presentation: TV & Radio
Best Presentation: Written
Achievement in Education
Outreach Award for the Public Promotion of Space
For more information about this years Arthurs please visit The Authurs Site
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