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Notify the AAS of a Member Death

Please fill out this form to alert us to the death of a member (or former member) of the American Astronomical Society. Alternatively, please send the information requested below by email to The information you supply will be used to help the AAS's Historical Astronomy Division arrange for the preparation of an obituary for the Bulletin of the AAS (BAAS).

About the Decedent
Please include any maiden or former name(s), if applicable.
Enter the decedent's birth date (at least the year) if you know it, or offer your best guess, or just leave this field blank.
Enter the year, at least, and preferably the month and day, if you have this information.
Please enter the source of your information, including the URL of any online announcement, e.g., a death notice or obituary from a newspaper or institutional public-information office.
About You
Please indicate whether you're related to the decedent, and if so, how. Or indicate whether, e.g., you're a colleague (or former colleague) or student (or former student) of the decedent.
Please recommend other possible authors for an AAS obituary, indicating their relationship to the decedent and, if possible, their contact information.
Use this field to offer any additional information you'd like to bring to the attention of the AAS/HAD Obituary Committee.