College of Science

Prof. Alex Rudolph to serve on the boards of two national Astronomy Organizations

Alex Rudolph

Prof. Alex Rudolph of the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy has recently been selected to join boards of the two most important national astronomical organizations in the U.S.

First, Prof. Rudolph was selected by the Council of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the major organization of professional astronomers in North America, to serve on the Astronomy Education Board for a three-year term.  This board is charged with oversight of the educational activities of the AAS, including advising the Education Officer and Council of the AAS on education policy for the organization.

Second, he was elected by the membership to a three-year term on the Board of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), the oldest organization of astronomers in the U.S. (founded in 1889). The ASP is a partnership of professional and amateur astronomers, plus education and public outreach professionals, with the mission of promoting astronomy education and public outreach, and increasing science literacy through the science of astronomy.

Prof. Rudolph indicated that he is very excited to be involved in guiding the direction of national policy in astronomy education by his membership on these two boards.