1 December 2021

2022 AAS Election: Meet the Candidates (Part I)

Alice Monet

Alice Monet US Naval Obs. (retired); AAS Secretary

The 2022 AAS Election doesn't open for another few weeks, but with semesters ending, holidays approaching, and the 239th AAS meeting on the near horizon, it's not too early to read up on the candidates. In this first preview, learn who is running for At-Large Trustee and the US National Committee for the International Astronomical Union (USNC/IAU) representative positions.

We are grateful to the following AAS members who have agreed to stand for election. Click on a name to read the candidate's statement. Please support the candidates' dedication, and help define the future of your Society, by voting next month.


At-Large Trustee (term: 3 years starting June 2022; positions open: 1)

As members of the governing board of the AAS, At-Large Trustees have the legal responsibility to manage, direct, and control the affairs and property of the Society. Within the limits of the Bylaws, the Board of Trustees determines the policies of the Society and changes to them, and it has discretion in the disbursement of the Society's funds.

USNC/IAU (term: 3 years starting September 2022; positions open: 1)

The US National Committee for the International Astronomical Union represents the interests of the US astronomical community and safeguards the intellectual vigor of the Union.


Please note: Members eligible to vote will be notified when the electronic ballot is available. Members for whom we do not have email addresses will receive a paper ballot by first class mail. You may verify your email address on our members-only site and if necessary send corrections to membership@aas.org.