AAS President Meg Urry addresses the controversy over some disrespectful remarks made during the debate over one of the two US-led giant segmented mirror telescopes.
The AAS has launched its Spring 2015 Campaign, and a special challenge grant will double the value of contributions to the Annie Jump Cannon Award Fund.
We honor the memory of our departed colleagues. The Historical Astronomy Division commissions and compiles obituaries for deceased AAS members and depends on you, our members, for help writing them.
The 227th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society will be held in Kissimmee, Florida, 4-8 January 2016. The AAS now seeks proposals for Special Sessions, Town Halls, Workshops, and Splinter Meetings.
The SETI Institute and NASA Astrobiology Institute are offering a limited number of travel grants for undergraduate and graduate students to attend the International Astronomical Union meeting in August.
A new interactive resource for principal investigators and their institutional public information officers will help the National Science Foundation more effectively communicate the science it funds.
Nominations for most AAS prizes and awards for 2016 are due in the Secretary's office by 30 June 2015. All these prizes and awards are now open to self-nominations, thanks to a recent change in the rules.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Stanton J. Peale, who passed away 14 May 2015.