American Astronomical Society

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American Astronomical Society

American Astronomical Society

NEWCOMB, Simon (1835 - 1909), President Astronomical and Astrophysical Society of America, and of the Congress of Arts and Science, St Louis, 1904; Professor of Mathematics, US Navy, 1861; retired, 1897

CANNON, Annie Jump (1863 - 1941), Oxford, 1925; Oglethorpe University, 1935; Mt Holyoke College, 1937; Doctor Astronomy, Groningen University, 1921; Fellow AAAS; Hon. Member R Astronomical Society, 1914; Member of American Philosophical Society, of Wellesley Chapter Phi Beta Kappa and Harvard Chapter of Sigma Xi; Recipient of the Draper Gold Medal for Discoveries in Astronomical Physics from the National Academy of Sciences, 1931; and of the Ellen Richards Research Prize, 1932; Curator of Astronomical Photographs at Harvard College Observatory since 1911; William Cranch Bond Astronomer, 1938

MEGHNAD SAHA (1893 - 1956), Hon. Fellow, American Academy of Sciences and Arts, Boston; Life Member of the Astronomical Society of France; Fellow and Founder President of the Academy of Sciences, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, India; Organising Secretary and Foreign Secretary of the National Institute of Sciences, India, 1935; President, 1937; Pres. Indian Physical Society, 1937; General Pres., the 21st Indian Science Congress, 1934; Member of National Planning Committee of Indian National Congress; Member, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India; Palit Professor of Physics, 1938–55; Dean of the Science Faculty, University of Calcutta, 1951–; Director: Institute of Nuclear Physics; Indian Assoc. for Cultivation of Science; Pres. Post-graduate Council in Science, Calcutta Univ., 1947–49; Member Univ. Commission of Govt of India, 1948–49; MP Republic of India, 1952


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An organization founded in 1899 for the promotion of astronomy and related branches of science, with its headquarters in Washington, DC. It publishes the Astronomical Journal, Astrophysical Journal, and a quarterly Bulletin (BAAS).

http://www.aas.org/ Official website.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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