The Murray Geddes Memorial Prize is awarded by the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand to a person or persons for contributions to astronomy in New Zealand. The award is usually made annually. The recipient of the prize must be a New Zealand resident but need not be a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand. Normally a person may only receive the award once.
RASNZ By-laws governing the Murray Geddes Memorial Prize
The Murray Geddes Memorial Prize shall be awarded to a person or persons at intervals of not more than five years, nor less than one year, for contributions to astronomy in New Zealand.
The recipient of the prize shall be a resident of New Zealand and need not be a member of the Society.
Only in exceptional circumstances shall the award be made to the same person more than once.
Council may annually, at such time as it may decide, invite nominations for the prize from whatever sources it deems appropriate. Nominations shall remain valid for three years from the date of nomination. Additional information in support of a nomination may be accepted during the three years.
Council shall have the sole decision in making the award and its decision shall be made not less than two months before the date of the Annual General Meeting.
The prize shall consist of a medallion which shall be presented with a certificate suitably inscribed with the recipient's name and the signature of the President or Vice President. The prize and certificate shall be presented, whenever possible, at the Annual General Meeting or Conference.
The name of each new recipient shall be published in the Journal of the Society.