This reminded me that I took some photos during the session which I wanted to share.
|Greg Bothun starts things off talking about John's thesis work on little blue galaxies.|
|Jeremy Mould talks about John's work on the Hubble Constant.|
|Pauline Barmby (one of John's relatively few former PhD students) talks about the great diversity of science topics he was interested in.|
|Pauline Barmby also talked about John's love of observing.|
|Debra Elmegreen (current AAS President) talks about John's work for the 2010 Decadal Survey where he Chaired the sub-committee on the state of the profession.|
|Debra talks about how John was quite concerned about the state of the profession especially the large numbers of soft money positions (basically short term contract workers).|
|Debra also talked about meeting the Pope with John.|
|Things got quite emotional at this point, as Debra talked about how John so enjoyed their trip to Vatican City.|
|Craig Wheeler talked about John's contributions to the AAS as the President in 2010.|
At this point I gave my talk about John's work on the 2MASS Redshift Survey, and our plans to finish and publish the data - which I have previously blogged about.
|After my talk I moved further back in the hall, here's my final shot was of Marc Postman talking about John's influence on his students (official and unofficial) and others he mentored.|