Committees

Joseph Weber Award Committee

Contact

Alice K. B. Monet, AAS Secretary
Alice K. B. Monet
AAS Secretary

History: Established in 2001. The first award was bestowed in 2002.

Members: Appointed in January by the Board of Trustees.

Term: Three years, June to June.

Chair: Appointed by the Board of Trustees. Serves from one annual business meeting to the next: June - June.

Charge: Nominates candidates for the Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation.

About the Prize: The AAS's Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation is to be awarded to an individual, of any nationality, for the design, invention or significant improvement of instrumentation (not software) leading to advances in astronomy. No restrictions are placed on a candidate's citizenship or country of residency.

In order that the scientific impact of the instrumentation may be assessed properly, a considerable period of time may have elapsed between the development of the instrumentation and the granting of the Award.

Committee Chair

John S. Mulchaey (He/Him/His)

Carnegie Institution for Science
Chair

Term: Jun 2022 – Jun 2025

Committee Members

Stephan R. McCandliss

Johns Hopkins University

Term: Jun 2022 – Jun 2025

Jacques Sebag

AURA/Rubin Observatory

Term: Jun 2022 – Jun 2025

NĂ©stor Espinoza (He/Him/His)

Space Telescope Science Institute

Term: Jun 2022 – Jun 2025

Michelle J. Creech-Eakman

New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology

Term: Jun 2022 – Jun 2025

Dominic J. Benford (He/Him/His)

NASA / HQ

Term: Jun 2022 – Jun 2025