AAS Fellows

The AAS Fellows program was established in 2019 to confer recognition upon AAS members for achievement and extraordinary service to the field of astronomy and the American Astronomical Society. AAS Fellows are recognized for their contributions toward the AAS mission of enhancing and sharing humanity's scientific understanding of the universe.

Self-nominations are allowed. Nominations are due 30 June the year preceding the award.

Nominations will be submitted through the AAS Awards Nomination Submission Portal; more information will be available soon.

Press Release

Margaret Burbidge (Sky & Telescope archive)

Margaret Burbidge

Inaugural Fellow

A one-time, initial set of Legacy AAS Fellows were selected in 2019.

RECIPIENT INSTITUTION
Helmut Abt NOAO
Loren Acton Montana State University
Louis Allamandola NASA Ames Research Center
Spiro Antiochos NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
William David Arnett University of Arizona
Evangelia Athanassoula Laboratoire D'Astrophysique De Marseille
Fran Bagenal University of Colorado, Boulder
Neta Bahcall Princeton University
Bruce Balick University of Washington, Seattle
Jennifer Bartlett US Naval Observatory
Sarbani Basu Yale University
Natalie Batalha University of California, Santa Cruz
Stefi Baum University of Manitoba
Reta Beebe New Mexico State University
Peter Beiersdorfer LLNL
Jocelyn Bell Burnell University Of Oxford
Edwin Bergin University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Lars Bildsten University of California, Santa Barbara
Roger Blandford Stanford University
Elizabeth Blanton Boston University
Ann Boesgaard University of Hawai‘i
Howard Bond Pennsylvania State University/STScI
John Richard Bond Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto
Kirk Borne Booz-Allen Hamilton
William Borucki NASA Ames Research Center
Hale Bradt MIT
Niel Brandt Pennsylvania State University
Joel Bregman University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Jack Burns University of Colorado, Boulder
John Carlstrom University of Chicago, Illinois
Bruce Carney University of North Carolina
Deepto Chakrabarty MIT
Edward Cheng Conceptual Analytics
Roger Chevalier University of Virginia
Edward Churchwell University of Wisconsin, Madison
Barry Clark National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Lynn Cominsky Sonoma State University
Brenda Corbin US Naval Observatory, retired
Lennox Cowie University of Hawai‘i, Manoa
Anne Cowley Arizona State University
Patrick Crane Retired
Dale Cruikshank NASA Ames Research Center
Thijs de Graauw ESO
Tim de Zeeuw Leiden Observatory, Leiden University
Drake Deming University of Maryland, College Park
Grace Deming University of Maryland, College Park
David DeVorkin Smithsonian Institute
Steven Dick NASA (retired)
William Dixon Space Telescope Science Institute
George Doschek NRL
Bruce Draine Princeton University
Andrea Dupree SAO
Thomas Duvall Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Kathy DeGioia Eastwood Northern Arizona University
Frossie Economou Rubin Observatory
Bruce Elmegreen IBM Research Div.
Debra Elmegreen Vassar College
Nancy Evans SAO
Sandra Faber University of California at Santa Cruz
Giovanni Fazio Harvard-Smithsonian, CfA
Douglas Finkbeiner Harvard University
Debra Fischer Yale University
Jerry Fishman NASA
Terry Forbes University of New Hampshire
William Forman SAO
Andrew Fraknoi Fromm Institute, University of San Francisco
Wendy Freedman University of Chicago
Ken Freeman Australian National University
Linda French National Science Foundation
Richard French Wellesley College
Eileen Friel Indiana University, Bloomington
Catharine Garmany NOAO
Robert Gehrz University of Minnesota
Dawn Gelino NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, Caltech
Andrea Ghez University of California, Los Angeles
Mark Giampapa NOAO
Ronald Gilliland Retired
Peter Gilman HAO/NCAR
Anthony Gonzalez University of Florida, Gainesville
Gabriela González Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Alyssa Goodman Harvard-Smithsonian, CfA
Richard Green University of Arizona
R. Elizabeth Griffin Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
Jonathan Grindlay Harvard-Smithsonian, CfA
Edward Guinan Villanova University
Jeffrey Hall Lowell Observatory
Robert Hanisch National Institute of Standards and Technology
Margaret Hanson University of Cincinnati
Bruce Hapke University of Pittsburgh
Alice Harding NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Fiona Harrison California Institute of Technology
John Harvey National Solar Observatory
Michael Hauser Space Telescope Science Institute
Suzanne Hawley Astrophysical Research Consortium
Martha Haynes Cornell University
Carl Heiles University of California, Berkeley
David Helfand Columbia University
Mary Kay Hemenway Retired (University of Texas at Austin)
Arne Henden Retired
Todd Henry Georgia State University
James Hesser Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre
Jacqueline Hewitt Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jarita Holbrook University of the Western Cape
William Hubbard University of Arizona
Hugh Hudson University of California, Berkeley
Deidre Hunter Lowell Observatory
Chris Impey University of Arizona
Andrew Ingersoll California Institute of Technology
Zeljko Ivezic University of Washington, Seattle
Christine Jones Center for Astrophysics
James Kaler University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Vasiliki Kalogera Northwestern University
Marc Kamionkowski Johns Hopkins University
Joel Kastner RIT Center for Imaging Science
Steven Kawaler Iowa State University
Robert Kennicutt University of Arizona and Texas A&M University
Robert Kirshner Harvard-Smithsonian, CfA
Patricia Knezek National Science Foundation
Chryssa Kouveliotou George Washington University
Leonard Kuhi University of Minnesota
Michael Kurtz Harvard-Smithsonian, CfA
Arlo Landolt Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
James Lawler University of Wisconsin
Stephen Lawrence Hofstra University
John Leibacher Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Lunar & Planetary Lab. U. Arizona, & NSO
Douglas Lin University of California, Santa Cruz
Chris Lintott University of Oxford
Jack Lissauer NASA Ames Research Center
Charles Liu CUNY College of Staten Island
G. Wesley Lockwood Lowell Observatory
Sangeeta Malhotra NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Stephen Maran Freelance
Maxim Markevitch NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Laurence Marschall Gettysburg College
John Mather NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Claire Max UC Lick
Donald McCarthy University of Arizona
Stephen McCluskey West Virginia University
Jonathan McDowell Harvard-Smithsonian, CfA
Melissa McGrath SETI Institute
Christopher McKee University of California, Berkeley
Ian McLean UCLA
Peter Meszaros Pennsylvania State University
Travis Metcalfe Space Science Institute
Brian Metzger Columbia University
Robert Milkey Retired
John Monnier University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Jeremy Mould Swinburne University
Nicholas Murphy Harvard-Smithsonian, CfA
Philip Nicholson Cornell University
Keith Noll NASA
Dara Norman NOAO
Wayne Osborn Central Michigan University/Yerkes Observatory
Jeremiah Ostriker Columbia University
Terry Oswalt Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Jay Pasachoff Williams College
James Peebles Princeton University
William Pence NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Richard Perley NRAO
Carle Pieters Brown University
Catherine Pilachowski Indiana University
Judith Pipher University of Rochester
Marc Postman STScI
Frederic Rasio Northwestern University
Martin Rees Inst. of Astronomy
Iain Reid Space Telescope Science Institute
Mark Reid Harvard-Smithsonian, CfA
Ronald Remillard Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ronald Reynolds University of Wisconsin
Christina Richey NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
George Rieke University of Arizona
Marcia Rieke University of Arizona
Adam Riess Johns Hopkins University
Roger Romani Stanford University
Arnold Rots Harvard-Smithsonian, CfA
Anneila Sargent Caltech
Sara Schechner Harvard University
Philip Scherrer Stanford University
Andrea Schweitzer Little Thompson Obs. and Western Governors University‎
Sara Seager Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robert Seaman LPL
Patrick Seitzer University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Jerry Sellwood Steward Observatory
Irwin Shapiro Harvard-Smithsonian, CfA
Gerald Share University of Maryland, College Park
Stephen Shectman Carnegie Observatories
Neil Sheeley Retired
Aneta Siemiginowska Harvard-Smithsonian, CfA
Joseph Silk Institute of Astrophysics
Susan Simkin Retired
Linda Sparke NASA HQ
David Spergel Princeton University
Sumner Starrfield Arizona State University
Keivan Stassun Vanderbilt University
Peter Stetson Herzberg Inst. of Astrophysics
James Stone Institute for Advance Study
Tod Strohmayer NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Peter Sturrock Stanford University
Woodruff Sullivan University of Washington, Seattle
Jean Hebb Swank NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Mark Sykes Planetary Science Institute
Jill Tarter SETI Institute
Peter Teuben University of Maryland, College Park
Douglas Tody NRAO
Alan Tokunaga University of Hawai‘i, Honolulu
John Trauger Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Scott Tremaine Institute for Advanced Study
Virginia Trimble University of California, Irvine
Michael Turner University of Chicago
James Ulvestad National Science Foundation
Megan Urry Yale University
Nicole van der Bliek Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory
Michiel Van Der Klis University of Amsterdam
Paul Vanden Bout NRAO
Alexey Vikhlinin Harvard-Smithsonian, CfA
Faith Vilas Planetary Science Institute
George Wallerstein University of Washington, Seattle
Wayne Warren Universiy of Maryland University College
Kimberly Weaver NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Alycia Weinberger Carnegie Institution of Washington
Rainer Weiss Massachusetts Institute of Technology
J. Craig Wheeler University of Texas
Robert Williams Space Telescope Science Institute
Lee Anne Willson Iowa State University
Colleen Wilson-Hodge NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Jack Wisdom MIT
Sidney Wolff NOAO
Aleksander Wolszczan Pennsylvania State University
Charles Woodward University of Minnesota
Stan Woosley University of California, Santa Cruz
Rosemary Wyse Johns Hopkins University
Lucy Ziurys University of Arizona