The Gill Medal, which is struck in silver, is awarded by Council for services to astronomy with special consideration to services in southern Africa. It was established in 1955 April and was first awarded in 1956 to Harold Knox Shaw. The most recent recipient (2017) is Case Rijsdijk. (find out more)
The ASSA Council resolved to establish a prize to be known as the McIntyre Award derived from the interest on the bequest made to the Society by the late Donald G. McIntyre of Cape Town, President of the Society 1933-1934. The most recent recipient (2021) is Auke Slottegraaf. (find out more)
The Overbeek Medal is to be given to any amateur ASSA member who has had his/her observational astronomy published in a recognized astronomical journal, including the Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa, MNASSA. The citation to indicate for what the award is made. The most recent recipient (2021) is Clyde Foster. (find out more)
Long Service Awards
In recognition of long service to the Society or a Centre of the Society, the Council decided to institute the Long Service Award. The most recent recipient (2018) is Case Rijsdijk. (find out more)
Honorary members are persons who have rendered special service to astronomy and / or to the Society. The newest Honorary Member is (2017) Chris Stewart. (find out more)
The President’s Award is a certificate awarded by Council – acting upon written motivation made by a Council Member or Appointee – to a member making exceptional contributions to furthering the aims of the Society. The most recent recipient is (2021) Carol Botha. (Find out more…)
Director’s Observing Commendation
The Director’s Commendation is an award made by a Section Director to a member for making and reporting useful observations considered worthy of an advanced certificate of merit. (Find out more…)
A Merit Award is awarded to a member for performing a particularly meritorious service to the Society, above and beyond that individual’s regular duties and tasks on behalf of the Society. The most recent recipient (2014) is Auke Slotegraaf. (Find out more…)
An Observing Certificate is an award made by a Director of an Observing Section to a member for making and reporting observations made during at least three observing sessions. (Find out more…)
A Section Certificate is an award made by a Director of a Section to a member in acknowledgement of a significant contribution made to the work of that Section. The most recent recipient is (2016) is Greg Roberts, who earned an Historical Section Certificate.
ASSA awards, and administers, the ASSA Scholarships and the SAAO – ASSA Scholarships.