History: Established in 2001. The first award will be made in 2002.
Members: Appointed in January by the Council.
Term: Three years, June to June.
Chair: Appointed by the Council. Serves from one annual business meeting to the next: June - June.
Charge: Nominates candidates for the Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation.
About the Prize: The AAS's Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation is to be awarded to an individual, of any nationality, for the design, invention or significant improvement of instrumentation (not software) leading to advances in astronomy. No restrictions are placed on a candidate's citizenship or country of residency.
In order that the scientific impact of the instrumentation may be assessed properly, a considerable period of time may have elapsed between the development of the instrumentation and the granting of the Award.
- Jean P. Brodie, Chair (Feb 2008 - Dec 2013)
UC, Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz, CA 95064-0001 United States
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- R. Scott Fisher (Jan 2013 - Dec 2016)
- Robert D. Gehrz (Feb 2008 - Dec 2013)
- Margaret Meixner (Jan 2012 - Dec 2015)
- Mark J. Reid (Jan 2012 - Dec 2015)
- Alan K. Uomoto (Jan 2013 - Dec 2016)