Farid Salama Organized “Bridging Laboratory and Astrophysics” Meeting

Farid Salama (SSA), chair of the AAS Working Group on Laboratory Astrophysics, was the lead organizer of the “Bridging Laboratory and Astrophysics” Meeting that was held at the AAS Conference last week in Pasadena, CA. The three day meeting, devoted to the interplay between laboratory astrophysics and IR, FIR and submm astronomy, was a success as attested by the high attendance that highlighted the increasing role of laboratory astrophysics within the astronomical community. Ames was strongly represented at the meeting with three invited speakers from the Space Science division: Lou Allamandola (SSA), Dale Cruikshank (SSA) and Mark Marley (SST).