Giordano Bruno Memorial Award
Rules and Regulations
The SETI League is pleased to announce the establishment of an award honoring the memory of Giordano Bruno, the Italian monk burned at the stake in 1600 for postulating the multiplicity of inhabited worlds.
This award was first suggested by sociologist Donald Tarter, at a SETI dinner held at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meetings in Atlanta on Feb. 17, 1995 (coincidentally the 395th anniversary of Bruno's death).
The Bruno Award will be presented annually to a person or persons making significant technical contributions to the art, science, or practice of amateur SETI.
The award shall consist of an appropriately crafted trophy, to be known as a Bruno.
SETI League members in good standing are invited to nominate deserving individuals for receipt of Brunos.
Nominees need not be members of The SETI League, Inc.
Employees, Officers, and Trustees of The SETI League, Inc. shall be deemed ineligible for receipt of the Bruno Award during their terms of such service to The SETI League, Inc.
Nominating petitions should detail the contributions of the nominee.
For consideration, petitions must be received by January 1st of each year. They may be addressed to Bruno Award, SETI League, PO Box 555, Little Ferry NJ 07643 USA, or submitted electronically using this form.
Nominating petitions will be evaluated by a committee of judges appointed by the Trustees of The SETI League, Inc.
In selecting among nominees for the Bruno Award, the judges will give preferential consideration to the efforts and accomplishments of dedicated amateurs.
Nominating petitions not resulting in awards will be held for future consideration.
Decision of the judges is final.
The Trustees reserve the right to present no award in any given year.
The Trustees reserve the right to present more than one award in any given year.
Awards shall be presented at The SETI League's annual membership meeting, or such other SETI forum as the Trustees may dictate.
All decisions of the Board of Trustees of The SETI League, Inc., with respect to interpretation of the rules presented herein or subsequently amended, shall be final.
These Rules and Regulations shall have the force and effect of Bylaws of The SETI League, Inc. They may be amended as necessary from time to time by the Board of Trustees. Amendments or revisions shall become effective as of 0001 UTC on the day following the date of their posting to the World Wide Web site of The SETI League, Inc.
Nominate early and often. Stake your claim now. Remember, fortune is fleeting, but flame endures forever.