Eric Becklin selected for the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship

It is a great pleasure to announce that Professor Emeritus Eric Becklin has been selected for the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship by the American Astronomical Society. The prize is given annually to an astronomer "on the basis of a lifetime of eminence in astronomical research".  

The citation reads: “For his pioneering discovery work in the area of infrared astronomy, in contexts ranging from studies of the Galactic center, Galactic star forming regions, evolved stars, brown dwarfs and exoplanets, to the environments of obscured galactic nuclei, and his leadership role in turning infrared astronomy into a fundamental tool for understanding astronomy and astrophysics.”

This is well deserved recognition for Professor Becklin's pioneering work in infrared astronomy.