Congratulations to U-M Astronomy Professor John Monnier who has been awarded the 2019 American Astronomical Society (AAS) Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation. This honor was awarded for John’s work in long baseline optical interferometry.

The Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation is awarded each year to an individual who has contributed a significant improvement of instrumentation that has led to advances in the field of astronomy.

Professor Monnier wishes to acknowledge that none of this would have been possible without the contributions of many key collaborators and the opportunity to work with amazing pioneering interferometry facilities: the Infrared Spatial Interferometer (ISI; University of California at Berkeley), the Infrared-Optical Telescope Array (IOTA; Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory), the Keck Interferometer (KI; NASA/JPL+UC/CIT), and the Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy Array (CHARA; Georgia State University).

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