The American Astronomical Society (AAS), the major organization of professional astronomers in North America, has honored three NRAO scientists as “Fellows of the AAS,” to recognize members for extraordinary achievement and service.
This is a new honor established by the AAS and announced Feb. 25. The first to receive the award are 200 members named as Legacy Fellows, including “past recipients of certain awards from the AAS or its topical Divisions, distinguished AAS elected leaders and volunteer committee members, and previously unrecognized individuals with long histories of outstanding research, teaching, mentoring, and service.”
The NRAO honorees are Barry Clark and Rick Perley, in Socorro, NM; and former NRAO Director Paul Vanden Bout.
“Our congratulations go to our colleagues for this recognition by the astronomical community,” said NRAO Director Tony Beasley. “We also are happy to note that many former NRAO staff members and current friends and colleagues are among the honorees, and we extend our congratulations to them as well,” Beasley added.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation, operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.
Dave Finley, Public Information Officer