When galaxy-formation expert Sandra Faber (Univ. of California, Santa Cruz) was honored with the Russell Prize and a standing ovation on Tuesday, many of her former graduate students showed up to celebrate her brilliant career. Pictured are Kai Noeske (ESA/STScI), Alan Dressler (Carnegie Obs.), Anne Metevier (Sonoma State Univ.), Stéphane Courteau (Queen’s University), Faber, Caryl Gronwall (Penn State Univ.), Tod Lauer (NOAO), James Lowenthal (Smith College), and Carl Grillmair (Caltech). AAS photo © 2012 Joson Images.
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