Adoption of the Society's Code of Ethics was just the first step in improving our community's culture and processes, says AAS President Megan Donahue.
Representing the AAS, Executive Officer Kevin Marvel joined leaders of about 70 other professional societies in Washington, DC, to discuss the issue of sexual harassment in STEMM fields.
Astronomy in the News
As the centerpiece of our Summer 2019 Campaign, we feature Society funds that support and recognize people at the outset of their careers as researchers and as advocates for the astronomical sciences.
AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.
AAS member Edward C. Stone (Caltech), Project Scientist of NASA's ongoing Voyager mission, will receive the $1.2 million Shaw Prize in Astronomy at a ceremony in Hong Kong in September.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have announced the members of the steering committee for the Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, aka Astro2020.
AAS members on the West Coast, near the nation's capital, and elsewhere have opportunities to see the new documentary Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future this summer.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Sarah Lee Lippincott Zimmerman, who died on 28 February 2019. If you would like to write Dr. Zimmerman’s obituary, please contact the Vice-Chair of the Historical Astronomy Division.