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New PASP Editor Appointed

Dr. Paula Szkody The Board of Directors of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific is pleased to announce that Dr. Paula Szkody has been appointed Editor of the Publications of the ASP, effective January 1, 2006.

Dr. Szkody, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Washington, has a very distinguished scientific record of research and publication in many journals, with over 300 refereed publications. She is currently serving a second term as Scientific Editor of the Astrophysical Journal, has served as a Councilor of the American Astronomical Society, and as President of IAU Commission 42. She served on the ASP Board of Directors from 1988-1992 and on the ASP Publication Board from 2001-2003. Her first solo paper was published in the PASP in 1974 on a subject that became her Ph. D. thesis.

Dr. Katy Garmany, Past President of the ASP and chair of the Selection Committee, noted that the Committee was gratified by the strong interest from the astronomical community in this position, which is a reflection of the outstanding job that the present Editors, Anne Cowley and David Hartwick, have done with the PASP during their eight years as co-editors.

The ASP Board of Directors is delighted that Dr. Szkody has accepted this position, which will ensure that the PASP remains strong and vibrant.