Committees

USNC-IAU Committee

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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

Cornell University
Vice Chair

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Chryssa Kouveliotou (She/Her/Hers)

George Washington University
Chair

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Committee Members

Katherine Bailey

National Academies

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Staff officer

Roger D. Blandford (He/Him/His)

Stanford University

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Ex officio

Abraham Loeb

Harvard University

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Ex officio

Stephen C. Unwin (He/Him/His)

JPL

Term: Jun 2021 – Jun 2023

James M. Moran, Jr.

Harvard University/SAO

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

David R. Soderblom

STScI

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Ex offocio

Megan Donahue (She/Her/Hers)

Michigan State Univ.

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Ex officio

C. Megan Urry (She/Her/Hers)

Yale University

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Robert E. Williams

Space Telescope Science Institute

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Ex officio

Alice K. B. Monet (She/Her/Hers)

US Naval Obs. (retired); AAS Secretary

Term: Jun 2019 – Jun 2025

Margaret G. Kivelson

UCLA

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Ex officio

Sarah Gibson

NCAR

Term: Sep 2021 – Sep 2024

David Jewitt

UCLA

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Paula Szkody

University of Washington, Seattle

Term: Jun 2020 – Jun 2022

Kevin B. Marvel

American Astronomical Society (AAS)

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Ex officio

Duilia F. De Mello (She/Her/Hers)

Catholic University of America

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Xiaohui Fan (He/Him/His)

University of Arizona

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Kelle L. Cruz (She/Her/Hers)

CUNY Hunter College & AMNH

Term: Sep 2019 – Sep 2022

Preethi Nair

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Term: Sep 2022 – Sep 2025