The Russell Lecturer is normally to be chosen annually on the basis of a lifetime of eminence in astronomical research.
Six one-page flyers from the AAS Press Office offer easy-to-use guidelines for interacting with the media, preparing press releases, and presenting discoveries to reporters at news briefings.
Effective in 2015 the Astronomical Journal and the Astrophysical Journal, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplement Series will become electronic only and will no longer be available in paper editions.
Astronomy in the News highlights press releases and news articles of potential interest to AAS members and others. Inclusion does not imply endorsement by the AAS.
At its 223rd semiannual meeting last week in Washington, DC, the AAS named the recipients of its 2014 prizes for outstanding achievements in research, public policy, instrument development, education, and writing.
IOP Publishing and the AAS are pleased to announce the launch of the Astronomy Image Explorer (AIE), which provides researchers with quick and easy access to hundreds of thousands of graphics and videos that have been published in the Astrophysical Journal and Astronomical Journal.
The AAS Award for Public Service to the Astronomical Sciences is given at most annually to up to two individuals who have performed outstanding public service in support of astronomy, planetary science, and related fields.
The AAS has issued a statement addressing the potential elimination of the EPO activities in NASA's Science Mission Directorate, as called for in President Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposal. The statement says that the suggested cuts “would dismantle some of the nation’s most inspiring and successful STEM education assets.”