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Dr. Wenonah Foster Memorial Prize in Astronomy
Maximum Amount: $200.00
Faculty: Science
Occasion: Deans' Academic Honours and Awards Night
Process: Recommendation by the Department of Physics
Scholarship Type: Award
Description: Awarded to the student in Astronomy who, in the opinion of the Physics Department, best exemplifies the spirit of astronomers everywhere.
Background: Dr Wenonah Foster was born in Wales. She was trained as a medical doctor and came to PEI with her husband,Reverend John Foster, in 1959 where she had a distinguished medical career. Dr Foster was deeply interested inastronomy and contributed strongly to the Charlottetown Astronomy Club, of which she was President in 1991/92.The knowledge she shared was appreciated by all members and Dr Foster has been sadly missed since her death in1997. In respect of her memory and love of astronomy , the Charlottetown Astronomy Club established the DrWenonah Foster Memorial Prize in Astronomy at the University of Prince Edward Island.
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