The Porter Astronomy Prize was established by the late Eleazer Porter of Hadley and is awarded for proficiency in first-year astronomy. (Prize determined by the Astronomy Department.)

2023-24:

Divided among Bibi Hanselman '27, Luke Kline '26, and Piper Lentz '26

2022-23:
Divided between Wendy Espinosa '25 and Amr Al Dayeh '26

2021-22:
Aidan Curtis ’25, and Megan Goh ’24

2020-21:
Divided between—Alex DelFranco ’24, and Elizabeth Hillenkamp ’24

2019-20:
Divided between—Cailin S. Plunkett ’23, and Huichen (William) Wang ’23

2018-19:
Divided between—Joseph Palmo ’21, Kathleen Sullivan ’21, and Helena Treiber ’22

2017-18:
Divided between—Jea Adams ’21, and Dawit Wachelo ’20

2016-17:
Mark Schoen ’19 ($1,097)

2015-16:
Micaela Ednie ’1 ($1,027)

2014-15:
Allison Watson ’18 ($992)

2013-14: 
Nicolette Rene Miranda ’16 ($464) and Hutomo Jayaadmaja Limanto ’17 ($464)

2012-13:
Betty Yuan Hsu ’15E ($895)

2011-12: 
John Kevin Riggins Jr. ’12 ($825)

2010-11:
William Christopher Ruhm ’14 ($825)

2009-10: 
Colin Samuel Slaby ’13 ($866)

2008-09: 
Yordanka Aleksandrova Kovacheva ’12 ($795)

2007-2008: 
John Liden Neff ’09 ($787)

2006-2007: 
John Austin Vincent Yim ’06 ($668) and Todd Marshall Schell ’09

2005-2006: 
No award

2004-2005: 
Virginia Chidsey Hulick ’06 ($540)

2003-04: 
Joseph Pendergast Vladeck ’06 ($500)

2002-03: 
Shivang Satish Shah ’03 ($470)

2001-02: 
Margaret Ann McKeon ’05 ($128), Ngoc My Trang ’05 ($128), Brian Jaakko Finnbjorn Lyons ’05 ($128)

2000-01:
Isuru Malaka Seneviratne ’04 ($343), and Young May Cha ’04 ($343)

1999-00:
Megan Christine Lau ’03 ($170), and Andrew Wilkin Foss ’03 ($170)

1998-99: 
Elon Benjamen Slutsky ’02 ($320)

1997-98: 
No award

1996-97: 
Julia Elizabeth Sable ’02 ($320)

1995-96: 
No award

1994-95: 
Amanda Elizabeth Birmingham ’97 ($280)

1993-94: 
Juan Miguel Burwell ’97 ($260)

1992-93: 
Jesse Boardman Bump ’94 ($290)

1991-92: 
Catherine Annette Miller ’94 ($280)

1990-91: 
Christopher Harton Perry ’92 ($280)

1989-90: 
Adam Somers Trotter ’93 ($260)

1988-89: 
No award

1987-88: 
Michael Wright Berry ’91 ($220)

1986-87: 
No award

1985-86: 
No award

1984-85: 
Fred Castellano ’88—$162

1983-84: 
Laurent Paul Lelloch ’87 ($65), and James David Fahn ’87 ($65)

1982-83: 
Dmitry Svetlov ’86 ($220)

1981-82: 
Michael Joseph Sernyak ’83 ($36.67), and Andrew Way Kendall ’83 ($36.66)

1980-81: 
Richard Alexander Jacoby ’82 ($95)

1979-80: 
David Alban Stevenson ’83 ($22.50), and Michael Joseph Serynak ’83 ($22.50), and Karl Clifford Golnik ’8 ($22.50)

1978-79: 
Johanna Lee Eisenberger ’81 ($80)

1977-78: 
Clifford Marc Hurvich ’80 ($40), and Cornelius Arthur Paul Sullivan ’79 ($40)

1976-77: 
Thomas Ashton Rago ’79 ($70)

1975-76: 
Charles McAlister Marshall, Jr. ’78 ($75)

1974-75: 
Steven Jonathan Rosenwasser ’76 ($75)

1973-74: 
Michael Baruch Delfiner ’77 ($80)

1972-73: 
Kevin Hays Baines ’76 ($80)

1971-72: 
Roland Baker Stoughton ’75 ($80)

1970-71: 
Frederick William Schneider ’73 ($80)

1969-70: 
David John Helfand ’72 ($50)

1968-69: 
Dennis John Joseph Zaffetti ’71($25), and  Roger Wilmot Turton ’71 ($25)

1967-68: 
No award

1966-67: 
David Edwin Altschul ’69 ($50)

1965-66: 
Jeffrey Dorrington Fisher ’69 ($50)

1964-65: 
Marc Damashek ’68 ($45)

1963-64: 
Douglas Murray MacDonald ’66 ($45)

1962-63: 
Jeffrey Alan Hoffman ’66 ($45)

1961-62: 
Gary Scott Benson ’64 ($45)

1960-61: 
George Edward Peterson ’63 ($35)

1959-60: 
Sidney Bailey Parsons 62 ($35)

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