Obituaries Submission Form

Notify the AAS of a Member's Death

Please use this form to notify us of the death of a member (or former member) of the American Astronomical Society. If you need assistance, please email

The information you supply here will be used to help the AAS’s Historical Astronomy Division arrange for the preparation of an obituary for the Bulletin of the AAS (BAAS).

For further information about AAS Obituaries, please contact Crystal Tinch (, 202-328-2010 x115).

About the Decedent

Please include any maiden or former name(s), if applicable.

Please enter a 4 digit year.

Please enter a 4 digit year.

Please enter the source of your information, including the URL of any online announcement, e.g., a death notice or obituary from a newspaper or institutional public-information office.


About You

Please indicate whether you're related to the decedent, and if so, how. or indicate whether, e.g., you're a colleague (or former colleague) or student (or former student) of the decedent.

Please recommend other possible authors for an AAS obituary, indicating their relationship to the decedent and, if possible, their contact information.

Use this field to offer any additional information you'd like to bring to the attention of the AAS/HAD Obituary Committee.