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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.

AAS member Stefan Kautsch shares an op-ed piece he recently published in several Florida newspapers to explain to the public why what astronomers do is important.

AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.

Haven't renewed your AAS membership for 2016? Renew today to ensure continued benefits and avoid additional fees!

The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Mercedes T. Richards, who passed away 3 February 2016.

The 305-meter William E. Gordon Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico is the world's largest single-dish radio telescope. Proposals for observations beginning in July 2016 are due by 3 March 2016.