Russell Lectureship Committee


Alice K. B. Monet, AAS Secretary
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

Committee Members

C. Megan Urry (She/Her/Hers)

Yale University

Term: Jan 2020 – Dec 2022

Amy J. Barger (She/Her/Hers)

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Term: Jan 2020 – Dec 2022