American Astronomical Society's First Century

American Astronomical Society's First Century

by D. H. DeVorkin, David H. DeVorkin

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ISBN-13: 9781563966835
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Publication date: 05/28/1999
Pages: 362
Product dimensions: 8.58(w) x 11.14(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
AAS Meetings Before There Was an AAS: The Pre-History of the Society
Donald E. Osterbrock
The Pickering Years
David H. DeVorkin
The First West Coast Meeting of the AAS
Donald E. Osterbrock
Amateurs and the Society during the Formative Years
Marc Rothenberg, Thomas R. Williams
The American Astronomical Society, 1897-1947 (reprint of 1947 article)
Joel Stebbins
Honorary American Astronomers: Canada and the American Astronomical Society
Richard A. Jarrell
A Century of Astronomy in Mexico: Collaboration with American Astronomers
Silvia Torres-Peimbert
Personal Reminiscences of Being AAS Treasurer and Other Stories
Frank K. Edmondson
Recollections after Fifty Years: Haverford AAS Meeting, December 1950
Vera C. Rubin
The AAS as a Network
Arlo U. Landolt
My Years as AAS Secretary
Laurence Fredrick
The Post-War Society: Responding to New Patterns of Patronage
David H. DeVorkin
The Modern Society: Changes in Demographics
David H. DeVorkin, Paul Routly
The Origins of the Executive Office at the American Astronomical Society, 1959-1964
David A. Attis
Moving to Washington, the Cannon Prize, and Other Thoughts
Margaret Burbidge
Moving the AAS Executive Office to Washington
Peter B. Boyce
A Brief History of The Astronomical Journal
Paul W. Hodge
The American Astronomical Society and The Astrophysical Journal
Helmut A. Abt
Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy
Susan Simkin
Astronomy Education and the American Astronomical Society
Andrew Fraknoi, Donat Wentzel
The American Astronomical Society and the News Media
Stephen P. Maran
The Origin of the Divisions of the American Astronomical Society and the History of the High Energy Astrophysics Division
Virginia Trimble
The Solar Physics Division
John H. Thomas
The Beginnings of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society
Dale P. Cruikshank, Joseph W. Chamberlain
The Founding of the Division on Dynamical Astronomy - A Few Recollections
R. L. Duncombe
The Historical Astronomy Division
Katherine Bracher
Prioritizing Science: A Story of the Decade Survey for the 1990s
John N. Bahcall
The Changing Research Environment
Sidney Carne Wolff
Our Changing Society
Frank H. Shu
Responsibilities of an American Astronomical Society
Andrea K. Dupree
References
Glossary
Author Biographies
Index

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