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Last Chance to Vote in the 2016 AAS Election!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 16:00

The AAS election of officers and councilors for terms beginning in 2016 will close on 31 January. New officers and councilors will help decide the Society's direction and goals. The best way to ensure that your voice is heard is to vote!

The ballot is online via a link from and includes links to statements from all the candidates.

While you can see the candidates' names and read their statements without logging in, you must log in to vote. You will need your AAS username and password. Unless you've already changed it, your AAS username is your AAS member ID number. If you cannot remember your username, please contact, call 202-328-2010 and press 4 to reach our membership department, or go to and click the "forgot my username" link.

Vote in the 2016 AAS Election

We are grateful to the following AAS members who have agreed to stand for election.

Nominating Committee (positions open: 2)

  • Derek Buzasi
  • Paul Coleman
  • Stella Kafka
  • Patricia Knezek
  • Ralph Kraft
  • Michael J. Kurtz

Vice-President (positions open: 1)

  • Todd Boroson
  • James Lowenthal

Secretary (positions open: 1)

  • G. Fritz Benedict

Councilor (positions open: 3)

  • Adam Burgasser
  • Eric Gawiser
  • Jenny E. Greene
  • Jessica Kirkpatrick
  • Paul Martini
  • Stefanie Milam
  • Jay Pasachoff

US National Committee for the International Astronomical Union (USNC-IAU) (positions open: 1)

  • Xiaohui Fan
  • Thomas Maccarone

Vote todayBalloting closes at 11:59 pm EST on 31 January 2016.

George Fritz Benedict
AAS Secretary
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