The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has announced twenty three scientists being honored this year as AAS Fellows. The list includes individuals that have led projects supported by the NASA Astrobiology Program, and who have made tremendous advancements in the field through their research.

Alan Boss of the Earth & Planets Laboratory at the Carnegie Institution for Science has been honored for his work studying the formation of stars and exoplanets. In particular, the AAS cited his research in “advancing the theory of gravitational instability in the rapid formation of gas giant planets.”

Victoria Meadows of Virtual Planetary Laboratory at the University of Washington, and Co-lead for the Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS), has been honored for “pioneering work in developing the field of exoplanet astrobiology.” Meadows has also been recognized for her tremendous leadership in the field and her commitment to fostering the next generation of astrobiologists.

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is an international organization of professional astronomers, astronomy educators, and amateur astronomers. To see the full list of AAS Fellow, visit: