Committees

USNC-IAU Committee

Contact

Alice K. B. Monet, AAS Secretary
Alice K. B. Monet
AAS Secretary

About the USNC: The US National Committee for the International Astronomical Union (USNC/IAU) represents the interests of the US astronomical community and safeguards the intellectual vigor of the Union. The USNC/IAU explores issues in:

  • Interdisciplinary Research and Resources;
  • Individual IAU Membership;
  • Access to Scientific Data and Information;
  • Diversity Among Astronomers; and
  • Young Researcher Participation in IAU.

Members: The USNC is composed of officers and five categories of other representatives all supported by staff of the National Research Council. The AAS elects three members to the USNC to represent the AAS (so-called Category I), up to three members to represent the AAS Board of Trustees (so-called Category II), and has representation in Category IV, which are ex-officio voting members. In addition the Secretary of the USNC is the Secretary of the AAS.

Term: Three years, terms end 30 September of year indicated

Chair: Chryssa Kouveliotou

Vice Chair: Martha P. Haynes

Past Chair: Ken Kellermann (2019)

Secretary: Alice K. B. Monet

NASEM Staff Officer: Kathie Bailey, Category V (Ex officio, non-voting)

Charge: Effects appropriate participation by the United States in International Astronomical Union through the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council.

Committee Chairs

Martha P. Haynes

Vice Chair

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Chryssa Kouveliotou

Chair

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Committee Members

Katherine Bailey

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Staff officer

Roger D. Blandford

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Ex officio

Abraham Loeb

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Ex officio

Chryssa Kouveliotou

James M. Moran, Jr.

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

David R. Soderblom

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Ex offocio

Megan Donahue

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Ex officio

C. Megan Urry

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Robert E. Williams

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Ex officio

Margaret G. Kivelson

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Ex officio

David Jewitt

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Kevin B. Marvel

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Ex officio

Duilia F. De Mello

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Xiaohui Fan

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Kelle L. Cruz

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022