Felix J. “Jay” Lockman, an NRAO astronomer based in Green Bank, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Lockman was honored for his “significant studies of neutral hydrogen in our galaxy and others, including the discovery of the ‘Lockman Hole,’ and for service to U.S. radio astronomy.”
The Lockman Hole is an area of the sky near the constellation Ursa Major that has a remarkably low concentration of neutral atomic hydrogen. This makes it a useful window on the distant universe for certain X-ray and ultraviolet observations.
Lockman received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1979 and began work at NRAO in 1978.
The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874.
Election as a AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin at the February 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago.