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Lucy Ziurys Selected as AAS Legacy Fellow

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has selected nine University of Arizona faculty members as inaugural fellows. The fellows were announced last month.

AAS is a professional membership organization whose members include astronomers, physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers and others working in astronomical sciences. The organization's mission is " to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the universe."

Its new Fellow of the AAS accolade recognizes members for their "original research and publication, innovative contributions to astronomical techniques or instrumentation, significant contributions to education and public outreach and noteworthy service to astronomy and to the society itself." The organization will call for new nominations each year.

The first 200 fellows are known as Legacy Fellows. The University of Arizona's nine Legacy Fellows are:

    William David Arnett, Regents Professor Emeritus of Astronomy
    Richard Green, Astronomer, Steward Observatory
    William Hubbard, Professor Emeritus in the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
    Chris Impey, University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy and Associate Dean, College of Science
    Robert Kennicutt, Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astronomer, Steward Observatory
    Donald McCarthy, University Distinguished Outreach Professor of Astronomy and Astronomer, Steward Observatory
    George Rieke, Regents Professor of Astronomy and Astronomer, Steward Observatory
    Marcia Rieke, Regents Professor of Astronomy and Astronomer, Steward Observatory
    Lucy Ziurys, Regents Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Astronomy