From the Program Chair

Kate Otto, Program Chair

Sunyaev–Zel'dovich Array, Owen Valley Radio Observatory

Sunyaev–Zel’dovich Array, Owen Valley Radio Observatory. Photo: Emleitch

In an effort to make the evening interesting and informative, we have invited Dr. Rashid Sunyaev to join us on October 9th. Those of you who heard David Spergel speak last month on “Illuminating the Evolution of the Universe with the Cosmic Microwave Background” heard Dr. Sunyaey’s name mentioned a few times; the Sunyaev–Zel’dovich effect being either the Sunyaev–Zel’dovich thermal effect or the Sunyaev–Zel’dovich kinematic effect. Hat’s off to David for being able to say all three quickly!

Rashid A. Sunyaev is Director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik.

Prof. Rashid Sunyaev

Prof. Rashid Sunyaev.

He will be at the Institute for Advanced Studies for the month of October and has expressed an interest in speaking to the AAAP. We will know this week if his calendar is open for October 9th. As a backup, we are arranging for another speaker or panel discussion. Watch you email for more announcements. In the interim, thanks to all of the members who have sent in speaker and interesting club meetings ideas.

A special thanks to the 50th Anniversary Planning Committee, who are currently organizing the Nov. 4 anniversary dinner and other celebrations. They need more volunteers so please contact me or one of the other officers if you are willing to help. Don’t be shy.

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