13 December 2022

2023 AAS Election: Meet the Candidates

Alice Monet

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

The 2023 AAS Election will open on 16 December (watch out for your email), and with 12 candidates running for five different leadership positions, you'll need some time to read bios and candidate statements. Here is your preview!

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.

Candidates for the Nominating Committee were proposed as specified in the Bylaws Section 4.20.4.

Nominating Committee (term: 3 years; positions open: 2)

The Nominating Committee prepares slates of candidates for Officers and Trustees as specified in the Bylaws.

Candidates for AAS Officers to be filled in 2023:

President (term: 4 years [1 as President-Elect, 2 as President, 1 as Past President]; positions open: 1)

The President presides over the Board of Trustees meetings and the annual AAS Members' Meeting, represents the AAS at official functions and before other organizations, serves when required as the official spokesperson for the AAS, and appoints members to various AAS committees.

Vice President (term: 3 years; positions open: 1)

The Vice Presidents, as representatives of the Board of Trustees, are responsible for the overall scientific content of the Society's major meetings. They select invited speakers, review proposals for special sessions, and support and advise the Executive Officer in maintaining the scientific quality of the program.

At-Large Trustee (term: 3 years starting June 2023; 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 Representative (term: 3 years starting September 2023; 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 [email protected].