There will be two video showings of:
The AAS Henry Norris Russell Lectureship is awarded annually for a lifetime of eminence in astronomical research. In 2014 the Russell Lectureship went to George B. Field "for a lifetime of contributions to our basic understanding of diffuse plasmas in the universe, which continue to motivate current astronomers. As the founding director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, he created a significant institution to advance astronomy. His visionary leadership of the 1980 decadal survey in astronomy and astrophysics remains a landmark in science policy that brought powerful new instrumental capabilities to the astronomical community."
George will give the Henry Norris Russell Lecture, "A Historical and Scientific Perspective on Harvard College Observatory and the Center for Astrophysics," in which he looks back on aspects of his career, and the recent history of astronomy and space science, via a recorded video presentation. This video presentation will be shown twice, back to back, during the lunch break on Thursday