Bernard F. Burke of the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C. has been named to receive the 1963 Helen B. Warner Prize of the American Astronomical Society. The award honors Dr. Burke's contributions to radio astronomy, especially the discovery of radio emission from the planet Jupiter, and will be presented to him at the Society's December meeting in Washington. Dr. Burke received a doctorate in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1953 and in the same year joined the staff of the Carnegie Institution. In 1961 he was appointed to his present post of chairman of the Radio Astronomy Section in the Carnegie Institution's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism. During 1958–61, he served on the National Radio Astronomy Observatory Advisory Committee, and for the last three years has been a member of the National Science Foundation Astronomy Panel. Dr. Burke is a member of the American Physical Society, the AAS, and the Royal Astronomical Society.

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