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One of the key features of our new website and communication system is the ability to customize the delivery of electronic content from the Society according to your personal preferences. While this feature is being debugged and improved, we'll alert you to important articles on our website via an every-other-week AAS News Digest.

About the AAS News Digest

One of the key features of our new website and communication system is the ability to customize the delivery of electronic content from the Society according to your personal preferences. While this feature is being debugged and improved, we'll alert you to important articles on our website via an every-other-week AAS News Digest.

AAS Honors Tom Gergely for Dedicated Service on Preserving Radio Spectrum for Research

The AAS honored Tom Gergely, who is retiring from the National Science Foundation after 27 years of service to the astronomical community and other disciplines that utilize radio spectrum to perform their research. At a special lunch for him hosted at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC on March 28 with NSF colleagues past and present and his family, AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel read a congratulatory letter from AAS President David Helfand and presented him a certificate of recognition that reads:

On the Waterfront: AAS Returns to Long Beach

Four years ago U.S. astronomers made a significant discovery: the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, where the AAS gathered for its 213th meeting. Smack in the “Waterfront Center of Southern California,” the facility sports a glass concourse and lobby offering expansive views of the scenic harbor and downtown skyline. A pedestrian promenade links abundant hotels, shops, restaurants, and attractions with more than five miles of sandy Pacific Ocean beaches.

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