National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare.

Current CfA Members
  • Charles Alcock
  • Alexander Dalgarno
  • George Field
  • Margaret Geller
  • Lars Hernquist
  • John Huchra
  • Robert Kirshner
  • James Moran
  • Ramesh Narayan
  • Irwin Shapiro
  • Harvey Tananbaum
  • Patrick Thaddeus
  • Robert Wilson
  • John Wood

Honors

Henry Draper Medal: investigations in astronomical physics
  • Annie Jump Cannon - 1931
  • Harlow Shapley - 1926
  • Charles Greeley Abbot - 1910
  • Edward Charles Pickering - 1888
  • Samuel Pierpont Langley - 1886
J. Lawrence Smith Medal: research on meteoritic bodies
  • A. G. W. Cameron - 1988
  • John A. Wood - 1976
  • Fred L. Whipple - 1949
James Craig Watson Medal: contributions to the science of astronomy

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