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The American Astronomical Society is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. This article describes our membership, programs, and activities.
03 Jul 2014

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.

01 Jul 2014 - Press

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.

06 Feb 2014 - Grants and Prizes: AAS

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.

06 Jan 2014 - Journals

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.

11 Jul 2014 - Grants and Prizes: AAS

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.”

14 Jun 2013 - Public Policy, Education, Public Outreach

The AAS press officer is often asked, by members as well as journalists, how decisions are made about which papers to feature in news briefings at AAS meetings. The answer may surprise you!

09 Dec 2013 - Press

The AAS has issued a statement acknowledging President Obama’s strong support of science as embodied in his proposed budget for fiscal year FY 2014 but encouraging him and the Congress to maintain a balance of small, medium, and large space missions in astronomy, planetary science, and solar physics.

23 May 2013 - Public Policy

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) today expressed deep concern about the U.S. government’s new restrictions on travel and conference attendance for federally funded scientists.

27 Mar 2013 - Public Policy

Fifteen members of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) traveled to Washington, DC to express the need for sustained and predictable federal funding of research and development (R&D) programs — including NASA, NSF, and the Department of Energy — which are critically important to American economic growth.

30 Apr 2013 - Public Policy

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