To foster and recognize excellence in astronomy the AAS and its Divisions award grants and prizes for outstanding contributions to astronomical research, education, instrumentation, writing, and service.
The Russell Lecturer is normally to be chosen annually on the basis of a lifetime of eminence in astronomical research.
The AAS deplores sexual harassment and expresses its unequivocal support for the people who risk their own professional status by speaking publicly in order to protect others from similar abuse.
AAS Nova provides brief highlights of recently published articles from the AAS journals to inform researchers, science journalists, and others about breakthroughs and discoveries they might otherwise overlook.
At its 225th semiannual meeting last week in Seattle, Washington, the AAS named the recipients of its 2015 prizes for outstanding achievements in research, instrument development, and education.
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have created a new electronic book publishing partnership as part of the AAS’s mission to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.
AAS Resolutions related to research, education, society and astronomy as a profession.
The AAS is offering opportunities for members to secure funding to travel to a Society meeting in order to increase the number of astronomers from historically underrepresented groups.