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2022 ASU Solar Systems Astronomy
2022 ASU Energy in Everyday Life

AAS Journals
   First and last printed ApJ
   Top 50 most cited articles
AAS YouTube
2022 Earendel, A Highly Magnified Star
2022 TV Columbae, Micronova
2022 White Dwarfs and 12C(α,γ)16O
2022 Black Hole mass spectrum
2022 MESA VI
2022 MESA in Don't Look Up
2022 MESA Marketplace
2012-2023 MESA Schools
2022 MESA Classroom
2021 Bill Paxton, Tinsley Prize

Contact: F.X.Timmes
my one page vitae,
full vitae,
research statement, and
teaching statement.

I provide service to the international astronomy & astrophysics community through the American Astronomical Society Journals (i.e., the AJ, ApJ, ApJ Supplement, ApJ Letters, PSJ, Research Notes, and BAAS). In 2008 I began a journey by agreeing to be a Scientific Editor for the ApJ. In 2016 I agreed to be Lead Editor of the High Energy Phenomena and Fundamental Physics corridor for the AAS Journals. In 2019 the position shifted to Senior Lead Editor, whose main new role was advocating for the AAS Journals (e.g., the AAS YouTube channel). In 2022 at the dawn of the open access era, I agreed to the Associate Editor-in-Chief position. A little bit about my editorial service to the community is described in this April 2016 AAS Nova article.

AAS YouTube:
I am the primary content creator for the AAS YouTube channel. A little bit about this service to the community is described in a April 2019 AAS Nova article, March 2020 AAS Teaching Online release, March 2020 AAS Press release, and this August 2021 AAS Journals News article. Here are some of the most active YouTube playlists:

AAS Journal Author Series:
Author and Referee Guidance:
Sky & Telescope Series:
AAS Education Series:
AAS Scientific Editor Series:
AAS Publishing Series:

Seven Publication Venues:
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Seven Topical Corridors:

and Ebooks too:

Your AAS Journal Editorial Team in February 2021:


The First and Last Printed ApJ:

The first (May 1895) and last (Dec 2014) printed ApJ.

The Top 50 cited articles:

Evolution of the most cited Most Cited astronomy & astrophysics articles and journals.


image It was a good day. Chicago. 2nd floor LASR. One in an impeccable brown suit and the other in blue overalls, white t-shirt, and Sear's DieHard steel-toe black shoes.


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