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AAS Board Reflections: Stuart Vogel

4 Sep 2019, 19:00 UTC
AAS Board Reflections: Stuart Vogel
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In order to familiarize the astronomy community with the AAS Board and encourage participation, the CSWA created a Reflection Survey for outgoing AAS Board members to complete after their terms ended in June. Over the coming weeks, we will feature the responses we've received on the Women in Astronomy blog. Enjoy! Stuart Vogel, PhD is a radio astronomer studying star formation and the interstellar medium in nearby galaxies. He was the director of Maryland’s radio astronomy group for more than ten years when they merged the BIMA and OVRO millimeter-wave arrays and built CARMA. Following that, he was astronomy department chair at Maryland for ten years. Name: Stuart VogelCurrent Position: Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of MarylandDegree, Year, Institution: PhD, 1983, UC BerkeleyAAS Board office, term: Councilor, then Trustee. 2017 - 2019Why did you choose to serve on the AAS Board?Serving on CSWA and presenting to the AAS Council/Board as original chair of the AAS new climate site visit committee, I came to appreciate the role of the Board in setting policy for AAS and the importance of advocacy on the Board. And I realized I did not know much about the AAS despite having been a member for over ...

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