Warner/Pierce Prize Committee


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

Members: Appointed in January by the Board of Trustees

Term: Two years, June to June.

Chair: Appointed by the Board of Trustees. Serves from one annual business meeting to the next: June - June.

Charge: Nominates candidates for the Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy and the Newton Lacy Pierce Prize in Astronomy.

"Noting that the Warner/Pierce Prizes are for early career 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

Brant E. Robertson (He/Him/His)

University of California, Santa Cruz

Term: Jun 2022 – Jun 2025

Committee Members

Brad K. Gibson

University of Hull

Term: Jun 2022 – Jun 2025

Reed L. Riddle (He/Him/His)

California Institute of Technology

Term: Jun 2022 – Jun 2025

Wei Yan (She/Her/Hers)

Wartburg College

Term: Jun 2022 – Jun 2025

Henrike Fleischhack (She/Her/Hers)


Term: Jun 2022 – Jun 2025

Wladimir Lyra

New Mexico State University

Term: Jun 2022 – Jun 2025