IAA Golden Medal of Merit
The Medal is awarded annualy. It is awarded to no more than 2 Russian or foreign scientisits that have made significant contributions into the development of astronomical sciences, assited the realization of astronomical projects and of propagation of astronomical knowledge.
Nominees are put forth by members of the Scientific board and the number of nominees is unlimited.
The winners are selected by a secret vote of the Scientific board. The Medal is then awarded to the candidate(s) with the most votes but with no less than 2/3 of the votes.
Yaroslav S. Yatskiv (Ukraine) – Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine, Director of the Main Astronomical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine
General Panchenko E.I. (Russian Federation) – deputy commander of the Russian Federation Space Forces
Admiral Rossoha A.N. (Russian Federation) – head of the Administration of Navigation and Oceanographics of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation
Academician Parijsky Yu.N.
Efimov V.D. (Russian Federation) – chairman of the board of directors of Tyazhmash plc
Viziryakin N.M.(Russian Federation) – Leningrad Regional Television correspondent
Kalinin I.A. (Russian Federation) – Head of the SPbO GIPRONII RAS
Thomas Clark (USA) – Professor NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Ye Shuhua (China) – Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor of the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory
Academician Laverov N.P. (Russian Federation)
Wolfgang Schlüter (Germany) – Professor of the Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie, the Chairman of the Directing Board of the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry in 1999-2007
Michael Tendler (Sweden) – Professor of the Royal Institute of Technology
John L. LaBrecque (USA) – Lead of the Earth Surface and Interior Focus Area, the NASA Earth Science Mission Directorate
Prof. Anton Zensus (Germany), Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
Prof. Matveenko L.I. (Russian Federation), Space Research Institute
Prof. Michael Pearlman (USA), Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Prof. Shargorodskiy V.D. (Russian Federation), Joint stock company “Research and Production Corporation Precision Systems and Instruments”