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17 Dec 2013 - Press

At its winter meeting last week in Washington, DC, the American Astronomical Society honored more than a dozen distinguished astronomers for their achievements in research, instrument development, education, and writing. The latest recipients of the annual AAS awards and prizes run the gamut from college students to senior faculty members.

21 Nov 2012 - Grants and Prizes: AAS

Eleven members of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), including its Executive Officer, Kevin B. Marvel, have been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

25 Oct 2012 - Grants and Prizes: External

The world’s largest meeting of professional astronomers is coming to the Hawaii Convention Center in 2015. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) will hold its triennial General Assembly August 3-14, 2015, in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu. A vote at this year’s General Assembly in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, selected Hawaii as the location of the 2015 meeting against very strong competition from two other sites.

25 Oct 2012 - Press

With the addition of several new staff members and volunteers, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) is strengthening its position as a leading advocate for and facilitator of excellence in astronomy journalism, education, and outreach.

25 Oct 2012 - Executive Office

American Astronomical Society Supports the Teaching of Evolution in United States Science Classes and states that "Intelligent Design” is non-Scientific and should not be Taught to the Nation’s Children.

25 Oct 2012 - Teaching


Primary Contacts:
Dr. Robert P. Kirshner, President, American Astronomical Society, 1-617-495-7519,;

Dr. Kevin B. Marvel, Deputy Executive Officer, American Astronomical Society, 1-202- 328-2010 x114 and 1-703-589-7503,

Dr. Stephen Maran, Press Officer, American Astronomical Society, 1-202-328-2010 x116,

American Astronomical Society Names New Executive Officer

25 Oct 2012 - Executive Office

The American Astronomical Society announces the selection of seven prize winners.

25 Oct 2012 - Grants and Prizes: AAS

The American Astronomical Society released a statement today (included in whole below and available at the AAS website decrying the recently announced cuts to NASA astrophysics funding.

25 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

Today the American Astronomical Society, the major professional organization for professional astronomy and space science researchers in the United States, released a policy statement on the servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope.

25 Oct 2012 - Public Policy