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:
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The Long Beach meeting is underway as I write this column (during a break between sessions). Roughly 2500 people attended the meeting and judging by the hoarse voices and happy grins mid-week, most valued the opportunity to speak with and hang-out with their colleagues. Organizing a meeting of this size and logistical complexity is not easy and takes real professionals working both on site and for years (literally) ahead of time to pull it off.
The AAS Headquarters at 2000 Florida Avenue, NW is available for small (~10-15) person meetings. We have a small conference room, which can be reserved for use at least two weeks in advance with our meetings department.
With the addition of several new staff members and volunteers, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) is strengthening its position as a leading advocate for and facilitator of excellence in astronomy journalism, education, and outreach.
Dr. Stephen P. Maran, a senior advisor with the American Astronomical Society, is an astronomer and author with long experience in the Space Program. The author or editor of twelve books and of over 100 popular articles on astronomy and space exploration, and many more scientific publications, he retired from NASA on October 1, 2004 after more than 35 years with the agency. On August 31, 2009, he retired after 25 years (most of them overlapping with NASA service) as Press Officer of the Society.
The American Astronomical Society Executive Office is located on the third floor of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Building, 2000 Florida Avenue, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009-1231. Phone: 202-328-2010.
American Astronomical Society
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The AAS Executive Office is located on the fourth floor of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) building. The building is at the intersection of 20th Street and Florida Avenue, NW, one block from Connecticut and S Streets.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 10, 2006
Dr. Robert P. Kirshner, President, American Astronomical Society, 1-617-495-7519, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Dr. Kevin B. Marvel, Deputy Executive Officer, American Astronomical Society, 1-202- 328-2010 x114 and 1-703-589-7503, email@example.com
Dr. Stephen Maran, Press Officer, American Astronomical Society, 1-202-328-2010 x116, firstname.lastname@example.org
American Astronomical Society Names New Executive Officer