Each year the Royal Astronomical Society recognises significant achievement by leading astronomers and geophysicists. Angela Bentley, head of Earth Science at Aquinas College, has been awarded the Patrick Moore Medal for Education in recognition of the contribution she has made through her Teacher at Sea role and her part in the RRS James Cook expedition to the Mid Atlantic Ridge.
Professor Mike Cruise, President of the Royal Astronomical Society, said:
“Astronomy and geophysics are disciplines led by an extraordinarily talented group of people. The Royal Astronomical Society recognises the achievements of the very best of these men and women with our medals and awards. Our prizes are won by researchers at all stages of their careers, studying the core of the Earth, the distant universe, and everything in between. My congratulations to them all!”