Astronomy Chairs

  • Donald Menzel 1945–1949
  • Fred Whipple 1949–1956
  • Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin 1956–1960
  • William Liller 1960–1964
  • Charles Whitney 1964–1965 (acting)
  • William Liller 1965–1966
  • Leo Goldberg 1966–1970
  • Alexander Dalgarno 1970–1976
  • Alastair Cameron 1976–1982
  • William Press 1982–1985
  • Jonathan Grindlay 1985–1990
  • Robert Kirshner 1990–1997
  • Ramesh Narayan 1997–2001
  • Jonathan Grindlay 2001–2003
  • Lars Hernquist 2003–2006
  • James Moran 2006–2011
  • Abraham Loeb 2011–