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Warren Estes Memorial Award

A member of the Riverside Astronomical Society, Warren Estes was known for making working telescopes from any available scrap materials he could find. After his death in 1977, an award in his memory was established honoring "Best Use of Simple Materials and Technique."

Past Winners

1979: Bruce Smith
1980: Robert Minor
1981: Dick Housekeeper
1982: Don Machholz
1983: Robert Brennan
1984: John Day
1985: Tom Fangrow
1986: Dann McCreary
1987: J. Winford Tucker
1988: Douglas Ostroski
1989: Carter Roberts
1990:
1991: David Levy
1992: Chris Schur
1993: Scott Crosby
1994: [Not Given]
1995: Crystal Ackerman
1996: Don Pies
1997: Paul Zwierzynski
1998:
1999: Steven Overholt
2000: Richard Andreassen
2001: Mark Briggs
2002: Peter DeBaan
2003: Walter Thomas
2004: Gil McFarlane
2005: No award given
2006: No award given
2007: James Stevens

2008: No award given
2009: No award given
2010: Don Bryden

2011: Norman Butler, Dual 102 mm f/6 binocular goto telescope on an alt-azimuth mount, 1
2012: Dave Bender
2013: Richard Andreassen

Note: The winners for 1990 and 1998 are not listed because this information was not available to the author.

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