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Astrophysical Journal and Supplement

Tue, 2011-11-22 11:02 -- faye.peterson

General Information about Editors:

Editors: Appointed by the Council with advice from the Publications Board. May be reappointed an unlimited number of times. The editor of each journal shall have the right to attend meetings of the Council, but not to vote.
Additional Editors: The Editor may propose and the Council, with advice from the Publications Board, may appoint additional editors to assist in the editorial process. The term of appointment shall be set by the Council.

Astronomy Education Review

Tue, 2011-11-22 11:01 -- faye.peterson

General Information about Editors:

Editors: Appointed by the Council with advice from the Publications Board. May be reappointed an unlimited number of times. The editor of each journal shall have the right to attend meetings of the Council, but not to vote.
Additional Editors: The Editor may propose and the Council, with advice from the Publications Board, may appoint additional editors to assist in the editorial process. The term of appointment shall be set by the Council.

Warner/Pierce Prize Committee

Tue, 2011-11-22 10:56 -- faye.peterson

History:

Members: Appointed in January by the Council.

Term: Two 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 Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy and the Newton Lacy Pierce Prize in Astronomy.

Small Research Grants Committee

Tue, 2011-11-22 10:54 -- faye.peterson

History: 1979 to 2012

Members: Three members appointed by the Council for each review cycle plus the Chair.

Term: Usually serves for the day of the review meeting held during the national meeting.

Chair: The Director of Educational Activities serves as Chair and runs the meeting.

Lancelot M. Berkeley - New York Community Trust Prize Committee

Tue, 2011-11-22 10:46 -- faye.peterson

History: Established 2010. The first award will be made in 2011.

Members: The three Vice Presidents of the Society and the editors-in-chief of the Astrophysical Journal and Astronomical Journal.

Chair: The senior Vice President.

Charge: Nominating candidates for the Lancelot M. Berkeley - New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy.

Joseph Weber Award Committee

Tue, 2011-11-22 10:44 -- faye.peterson

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.

Henri Chrétien Grant Committee

Tue, 2011-11-22 10:33 -- faye.peterson

History: Established March, 1982 with the Chrétien Trust.

Members: Six members appointed by Council for staggered terms.

Term: Three years, Jan. - Dec.; an individual may be reappointed once.

Chair: Appointed annually by Council, the Chair is one of the two senior committee members, individuals in the last year of their term on the Committee.

George Van Biesbroeck Prize Committee

Tue, 2011-11-22 10:31 -- faye.peterson

History: Established in 1979 by the Van Biesbroeck Award, Inc., as an Arizona area award. Beginning in 1988, individuals from throughout the United States were eligible. The AAS assumed responsibility for the Prize from June 1997.

Members: The Prize Committee has nine members, including the Chair. No member of the Committee may receive the Prize during his or her tenure on the Committee.

Term: The staggered terms on the Committee are of three years duration, from annual business meeting to annual business meeting.

Education Prize Committee

Tue, 2011-11-22 10:30 -- faye.peterson

History: After being discussed for a number of months, the AAS
Education Prize was established by the AAS Council in the autumn of
2000.

Members: The Education Prize Committee shall be composed of six
members, including a Chair.

Term: The terms shall be staggered, of three years duration, and
running from January to January Council meetings.

Chair: Appointed by Council. Serves a one year term from one
January Council meeting to the following January, Council meeting.

Dannie Heineman Prize Committee

Tue, 2011-11-22 10:29 -- faye.peterson

History: The American Astronomical Society joined with the American Institute of Physics in 1978 to award a prize to recognize an individual who had made a series of major contributions to astronomy and/or astrophysics.

Members: Six members, each serving for three years

.
Two new members are nominated by the Appointments Committee for Council
approval each January. The chair of the Russell Lectureship Committee is a non-voting,
Ex-Officio member.

Beatrice M. Tinsley Prize Committee

Tue, 2011-11-22 10:28 -- faye.peterson

History: Established January, 1985.

Prize rules promulgated at 165th Meeting,

see excerpts below.

Members: Five members (of which two shall have served on the committee in the term immediately prior), nominated every two years by the
Appointments Committee for approval by the Council in January (of odd numbered years).

Term: Two year term, Jan. - Jan.

Annie J. Cannon Award Committee

Tue, 2011-11-22 10:21 -- faye.peterson

History: First established in June 1933 as Cannon Committee. Became Advisory Committee
when the Prize's administration turned over to the AAUW in 1974. The Prize is now (2005) being administered by the AAS and is being restructured.

Members: Originally, three members with one new member nominated every two years by the Appointments Committee for approval by the Council in January. With the amendment shortening the term to three years and awarding the prize annually, one new member is nominated and approved annually.

Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award Committee

Tue, 2011-11-22 10:20 -- faye.peterson

History: Rules for the Amateur Achievement Awards were approved at the 208th AAS Meeting in Calgary, Alberta, June 2006.

Members: Five members with staged terms. It will include three members of the WGPAC and initially one member of the AAS Council. Members will be proposed to the Council by the Committee on Appointments.

Term:. Initially, there will be two persons (including a chair) serving for two years, and three serving for three years. After the initial appointments, members will be appointed for three year terms.

Working Group on the Preservation of Astronomical Heritage (WGPAH)

Tue, 2011-11-22 10:16 -- faye.peterson

History: Established at the 209th Meeting, January 2007 in Seattle, in response to a report from the Historical Astronomy Division (HAD).

Members: Twelve members nominated by the HAD Executive Committee on the basis of their professional qualifications relating to the preservation of sites, astronomical instruments, and historical documents. Two additional members will represent the concerns of active research observatories.

Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA)

Tue, 2011-11-22 10:12 -- faye.peterson

Website: http://www.aas.org/cswa/

History: Established June 1, 1979.

Members: Originally five members - two men and three women - appointed by Council in June, preferably from a list of volunteers. Enlarged to 12 members in 2012.

Term: Three years, June to June; staggered; from the close of one Annual Members' Meeting to the close of the next Annual Members' Meeting.

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