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The American Astronomical Society (AAS), the major organization of professional astronomers in North America, today endorsed the decadal survey recommending priorities for the most important scientific and technical activities of the next 10 years in astronomy and astrophysics. These include a balance of small, medium, and large initiatives, with ground- and space-based telescopes across the electromagnetic spectrum. The report of the Astro2010 Survey Committee, more than two years in the making, was released this morning during a briefing and webcast at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, DC.

25 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS Press Release

June 15, 2010

Contacts:
James G. Manning
ASP Executive Director
+1 415-337-1100 x111

Dr. Rick Fienberg
AAS Press Officer
+1 202-328-2010 x116

21 Nov 2012 - Schooling

Four members of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. The election was held on Tuesday, April 27th, during the 147th annual meeting of the Academy. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a scientist or engineer.

25 Oct 2012 - Grants and Prizes: External

Sixteen members of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) are traveling to Washington, DC, April 28-29 to meet with U.S. policy makers and express thanks and appreciation to Congress for recent appropriations in support of research and development (R&D) in science, engineering, and technology.

25 Oct 2012 - Public Policy
Live webcasts occur only during AAS and certain Division meetings, and are for accredited journalists only; for the password, please contact AAS Press Officer Dr. Rick Fienberg. Archived webcasts are freely available without a password.
01 Dec 2014 - Press, Meetings

It is the policy of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) that all participants in Society activities will enjoy an environment free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

30 Apr 2013 - Governance

The Rodger Doxsey Travel Prize—established through the support of his father, John Doxsey, and other friends, family, and colleagues—provides graduate students or postdocs within one year of receiving or receipt of their PhD a monetary prize to enable the oral presentation of their dissertation research at a winter meeting of the AAS.

26 Nov 2014 - Grants and Prizes: AAS

Complimentary registration for AAS & Division meetings (except where published Division policies differ) is available to working press.

17 Dec 2013 - Press

The governing documents of the American Astronomical Society.

31 Mar 2014 - Governance

As a professional society, the AAS must provide an environment that encourages the free expression and exchange of scientific ideas. In pursuit of that environment, the AAS is committed to the philosophy of equality. All functions of the Society must be conducted in a professional atmosphere in which all participants are treated with courtesy and respect.

Authors, editors and referees should also be aware of the professional and ethical standards that have been adopted for the AAS journals.

24 Sep 2012 - Governance

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