Committees

Committee on Light Pollution, Radio Interference, and Space Debris

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Alice Monet
Alice K. B. Monet
AAS Secretary

History: Name changed (January 1988, Austin)

Members: Appointed by the Board of Trustees.

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

Chair: One year, June to June, from the close of one Annual Members' Meeting to the close of the next Annual Members' Meeting.

Charge: Acts as a clearinghouse for information on these topics and, whenever possible, helps those who are attempting to combat the problem.

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Related: Special Session at the 235th AAS meeting — Challenges to Astronomy from Satellites

  • The Industrialization of Space (Presentation; Chris Impey, University of Arizona) 
  • Mega-Constellations of Satellites and Optical Astronomy (Presentation | Press Briefing; Patrick Seitzer, University of Michigan)
  • Radio Astronomy in a New Era of Radiocommunication (Presentation | Press Briefing; Harvey Liszt, National Radio Astronomy Observatory)
  • Satellite's Impacts on the General Public (Presentation | Press Briefing; Ruskin Hartley, International Dark-Sky Association)
  • Starlink and the Astronomers (Press Briefing; Jeffrey C. Hall, Lowell Observatory)

Committee Chair

Jeffrey C. Hall

Chair

Term: Jun 2017 – Jun 2020

Committee Members

Constance E. Walker

Term: Jun 2013 – Jun 2020

Lori Allen

Term: Jun 2017 – Jun 2020

Patrick Seitzer

Term: Jun 2006 – Jun 2020

Douglas N. Arion

Term: Jun 2013 – Jun 2020

John C. Barentine

Term: Jun 2017 – Jun 2020

Dan McKenna

Term: Jun 2017 – Jun 2020

Harvey Liszt

Term: Jun 2017 – Jun 2020