Richard Kron named AAS Fellow

January 5, 2022

Professor Emeritus Richard Kron

Professor Emeritus Richard Kron was cited for pioneering photometric studies of high-redshift galaxies and for service to the astronomy community through his dedicated career of leadership of optical surveys, particularly the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the Dark Energy Survey. Kron retired last year after more than four decades on the faculty. His contributions to the University also include the creation of the astrophysics major and the project to digitize and explore the scientific potential of 100-year-old photographic images of the sky from the Yerkes Observatory. 

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