George Alcock


Updated 2017 January 14




A brief summary of George Alcock’s astronomical achievements;

- BAA member and RAS Fellow

- Discovered 5 comets and 5 novae

- Awards

BAA Merlin medal 1961/72/92

RAS Jackson-Gwilt medal 1963

BAA Walter Goodacre medal 1967

MBE 1979

ASP International Amateur Achievement award 1981


Comet discoveries;

C/1959 Q1 (Alcock) = 1959e

C/1959 Q2 (Alcock) = 1959f

C/1963 F1 (Alcock) = 1963b

C/1965 S2 (Alcock) = 1965h

C/1983 H1 (IRAS-Araki-Alcock) = 1983d


Comet C/1983 H1 (IRAS-Araki-Alcock) by Martin Mobberley



George Alcock (!912-2000) remembered by Martin Mobberley

Obituary – George Eric Deacon Alcock by Guy Hurst, published in the Journal of the British Astronomical Association


Under an English Heaven: The Life of George Alcock by Kay Williams