The Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy is awarded annually by the American Astronomical Society to a woman resident of North America, within five years of receipt of a Ph. D. for distinguished contributions to astronomy or for similar contributions in related sciences which have immediate application to astronomy. The awardee is given a $1,500 honorarium. From 1973–2004 it was awarded by the American Association of University Women on advice from the AAS; the AAS resumed distribution of the award in 2005. The award is named in honor of American astronomer Annie Jump Cannon. Annie Jump Cannon awardees are: List of astronomy awards List of women astronomers List of prizes and awards for women in science Prizes named after people
The Dalek Factor is an original novella written by Simon Clark and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features a Doctor, it was released both as a standard edition hardback and a deluxe edition featuring a frontispiece by Graham Humphreys. Both editions have a foreword by Christopher Fowler; the term "Dalek Factor" is used in the serial Evil of the Daleks, as the opposite to the Human Factor. The Dalek Factor on Tardis Data Core, an external wiki The Cloister Library - The Dalek Factor
John Michael Procter is the current Chair of the Royal Armouries and a former Conservative Member of the European Parliament. His term as Chair ends on 1 November 2023. Procter was first elected to Leeds City Council for Wetherby ward in a July 1992 by-election and served until 2018, following his deselection by Conservative Party members in September 2017, he had stood for Barwick and Kippax ward in 1990 and 1991. During his time as a Leeds City Councillor for over 25 years, Procter served as Chief Whip of the council between 2004 and 2010 and Deputy Leader of the council's Conservative Group from 2015 to 2018, he unsuccessfully contested Barnsley East in the 1992 general election and Pudsey in 2001. Procter was placed third on the Conservative Party's closed list of candidates for the Yorkshire and the Humber constituency in the 2014 European Parliament election. Only the first Conservative candidate, incumbent Timothy Kirkhope, was elected as a Member of the European Parliament following the election.
In November 2017, he was nominated by the Conservatives to replace Kirkhope after his appointment to the House of Lords in 2016 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours. The party chose Procter rather than Alex Story, second on the party's closed list in 2014. Procter lost his seat in the 2019 European Parliament election to Lucy Harris of the Brexit Party. Procter is married to Rachael, a Leeds City Councillor for Harewood ward from 2004 to 2018, he ran a facilities management company before being appointed as Managing Director of an optical supplier, Dunelm Optical, in 2019. Procter was a Board Member of Leeds Grand Theatre between 2007 and 2017, including three years as Chair between 2007 and 2010. Since 2008, Procter has been a Board Member of the Northern Ballet