Peter Gilman, HAO Senior Scientist Emeritus, receives AAS Legacy Fellowship

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Peter Gilman, HAO Senior Scientist Emeritus, has been chosen by the American Astronomical Society to be a Legacy Fellow, or member of the first class of Fellows the AAS has chosen. He joins about 200 other members of the AAS, out of a total membership of about 9000, receiving this honor. Other scientific societies that NCAR has many members in, such as the American Meteorological Society and the American Geophysical Union, have honored their members with the naming of Fellows for several decades, but the AAS previously had not had this category of honor. In subsequent years, the AAS will solicit nominations for Fellow each year.

Photograph of Peter Gilman
Peter Gilman, HAO Senior Scientist Emeritus

The AAS Fellows program was established in 2019 to confer recognition upon AAS members for achievement and extraordinary service to the field of astronomy and the American Astronomical Society. AAS Fellows are recognized for their contributions toward the AAS mission of enhancing and sharing humanity's scientific understanding of the universe.

AAS Fellows website