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