Replica Medals awarded to Dr. Joel Stebbins

Title

Replica Medals awarded to Dr. Joel Stebbins

Subject

Astronomy
Medal

Description

The original medals were donated by Robert Stebbins, grandson of Joel Stebbins, to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Replicas were produced in 2015 for the University of Illinois Observatory.

Draper Medal awarded by the National Academy of Sciences, 1915. "In recognition of his work on application of the selenium cell to stellar photometry." Medal reads on the back "Presented by the National Academy of Science to Joel Stebbins." 6.8 cm in diameter.

Bruce Medal awarded by Astronomical Society of the Pacific in 1941. "For his many contributions to the field of astronomy through development and application of photoelectric photometry." Medal reads on the back "This medal founded AD MDCCCXCVII by Catherine Wolfe Bruce is presented to Joel Stebbins for distinguished service to astronomy 1941" 6.0 cm in diameter.

Gold Medal awarded by the Royal Astronomical Society in 1950. Conferred in London for his lifetime contributions to astronomy. This is the highest award given by the RAS. 4.7 cm in diameter.

Centennial Medal of the National Academy of Science, in 1963. On the centennial of the founding of the NAS, this medal was awarded to Academy members and medalists of which Dr. Stebbins was both. 7.5 cm in diameter.

Creator

Replica medals by Rick Vander Geest, University of Wisconsin Department of Astronomy.

Source

Award of Draper Medal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Vol. 1, No. 5 (May 15, 1915), p. 328

Bruce Medalist: Joel Stebbins: http://physastro.sonoma.edu/BruceMedalists/Stebbins/

Awarding of the RAS medal: http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?1950MNRAS.110..179.&data_type=PDF_HIGH&whole_paper=YES&type=PRINTER&filetype=.pdf


Publisher

Originals at the University of Wisconsin university archives.

Date

2015

Rights

Images copyright Michael Svec.

Language

English

Type

physical object

Coverage

Replicas: University of Illinois Observatory, Urbana, Illinois

Files

Draper1915.jpg
Bruce 1941.jpg
RAS1950.jpg
Centenial1963.jpg

Citation

Replica medals by Rick Vander Geest, University of Wisconsin Department of Astronomy. , “Replica Medals awarded to Dr. Joel Stebbins,” University of Illinois Observatory Collection, accessed September 22, 2017, http://uiobservatory.omeka.net/items/show/70.