The American Astronomical Society (AAS) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have created a new electronic book publishing partnership as part of the AAS’s mission to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.
Effective in 2015 the Astronomical Journal and the Astrophysical Journal, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplement Series will become electronic only and will no longer be available in paper editions.
Fifteen members of the AAS traveled to Washington, DC, 25-26 March to express to Congress the need for sustained and predictable federal funding of scientific research, which is critically important to American economic growth.
The American Astronomical Society's Executive Committee and Committee on Astronomy and Public Policy have issued a statement expressing concerns over President Obama’s “lackluster” support of science research and education as reflected in his proposed budget for fiscal year 2015.
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.