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223rd Meeting Science Program
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Our Stellar Lineup of Plenary Talks at a Glance

  • Kavli Foundation Lecture: “The Hubble Deep Field & Its Legacy,” Robert Williams (Space Telescope Science Inst.)
  • “Linking Visualization & Understanding in Astronomy,” Alyssa Goodman (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
  • Henry Norris Russell Lecture: “New Developments in Galactic Archaeology,” Kenneth Freeman (Australian National Univ.)
  • HAD Doggett Prize Lecture: “Applied Historical Astronomy,” F. Richard Stephenson (Durham Univ.)
  • “Tales from the Twitterverse & Other Media Excursions,” Neil deGrasse Tyson (American Museum of Natural History)
  • “The Thick & Thin Disks in Spiral Galaxies,” Rosemary Wyse (Johns Hopkins Univ.)
  • Cannon Award Lecture: “Giant Planets in Dusty Disks,” Sarah Dodson-Robinson (Univ. of Delaware)
  • Heineman Prize Lecture: “The Formation of Galaxies & Supermassive Black Holes: Insights & Puzzles,” Rachel Somerville (Rutgers Univ.)
  • HEAD Rossi Prize Lecture: “The Amazing Pulsar Machine,” Alice K. Harding (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) & “The Pulsing Gamma-ray Sky,” Roger Romani (Stanford Univ.)
  • Pierce Prize Lecture: “Exploring the Stellar Graveyard of the Milky Way,” Jason Kalirai (Space Telescope Science Inst.)
  • Warner Prize Lecture: “The Origin of Stellar Masses,” Mark Krumholz (Univ. of Calif., Santa Cruz)
  • “Astronomy & Public Policy,” Nicholas Suntzeff (Texas A&M Univ.)
  • “ESO: Present & Future,” Tim de Zeeuw (European Southern Obs.)
  • RAS Gold Medal Lecture: "Some Puzzles in High-Energy Astrophysics," Roger Blandford (Stanford Univ./KIPAC)
  • “Engineering Considerations for Large Astrophysics Projects,” David Hogg (Max-Planck Inst. for Astronomy)
  • “An Astronomical Time Machine: Light Echoes from Historic Supernovae & Stellar Eruptions,” Armin Rest (Space Telescope Science Inst.)
  • AIP Gemant Award Lecture: “Star Trek: The Search for the First Alleged Crab Supernova Rock Art,” E. C. Krupp (Griffith Obs.)
  • Berkeley Prize Lecture: “Using the SDO Atmospheric Imaging Assembly to Study Solar Activity,” James Lemen (Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab)