President-Elect Megan Donahue and Executive Officer Kevin Marvel are gravely concerned about the administration’s abrupt cancellation of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope.
Executive Officer Kevin Marvel suggests that if we stay connected with what's going on in the sky, we can more effectively share our excitement and enthusiasm for astronomy with the public.
Astronomy in the News
Hundreds of snapshots from the June 2018 AAS meeting in Denver, Colorado, have been posted in our online gallery.
Nominations for most AAS prizes and awards for 2019 are due in the Secretary's office by 30 June 2018. As has been true for several years now, these prizes and awards are open to self-nominations.
In October the National Academies will provide an opportunity for early-career astronomers and astrophysicists to learn about, and provide input to, the Astro2020 decadal survey. Apply by 16 July.
The NASA Astrophysics Data System is excited to announce the official removal of the beta label from its new search interface, which is built upon modern search engine technology while also providing new features.
Elena Aprile (Columbia University) is being honored with the 2019 Berkeley prize for her leadership of the XENON project and its groundbreaking search for the particles thought to make up dark matter.
During our Spring/Summer 2018 Campaign, please give to the travel grants and prizes that support AAS members to go forth and share the excitement of astronomy with the world.