Committees

Russell Lectureship Committee

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Alice Monet
Alice K. B. Monet
AAS Secretary

Members: Expanded to six members. Two new members nominated each year. Chair of the Heineman Prize Committee is ex-officio.

Term: Three years, January-December

Chair: One of the two senior members of the Committee, selected by the Board of Trustees.

Charge: Nominates candidates for the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship. Awardees are chosen for a lifetime of eminence in astronomical research. Expanded to proposing new Honorary members for Board of Trustees approval.

"Noting that the Warner/Pierce Prizes are for junior astronomers, that the Heineman Prize has been established as a mid-career award, and that the Russell Lectureship traditionally has been for senior astronomers, the [Board of Trustees] requests the Warner/Pierce Prize Committee, the Heineman Prize Committee, and the Russell Lectureship Committee to take full note of this distinction in making each annual choice."

Committee Chair

Catherine A. Pilachowski

Chair

Term: Jan 2019 – Dec 2021

Committee Members

Iain Neill Reid

Term: Jan 2018 – Dec 2020

Kenneth C. Freeman

Term: Jan 2018 – Dec 2020