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.
Members of the House Science Committee have introduced a bill to rename the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope for Vera Rubin, a renowned astronomer and advocate for women in science.
In response to the launch by SpaceX of 60 Starlink satellites with plans for thousands more, the AAS Board of Trustees expresses concern over these satellites' potential to interfere with astronomical observations and pledges to work with SpaceX and other stakeholders to mitigate this effect.
A new awards management platform will debut this summer, making it easier to submit nominations and evaluate entries for Society and Division prizes for outstanding research, instrumentation, education, writing, and service.
What are the big topics in astronomy research that we’ll be working to address in the next decade? No need to pull out a crystal ball … astronomers have a pretty good guess, and they’ve shared what they think in a series of white papers that are part of the 2020 Decadal Survey.
The AAS Media Fellowship is a quarter-time, one-year position that provides training and experience for a grad student in the astronomical sciences interested in science communication. Application deadline: 2 July.
AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.