Newly installed President Megan Donahue reflects on what made the 232nd AAS meeting in June so special.
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
Three-dozen astronomers and planetary scientists urge the community to discontinue calling a possible planet beyond Pluto "Planet Nine" out of respect for the legacy of Clyde Tombaugh.
The 25-meter-diameter telescope is expected to have a final weight of about 1,600 metric tons and will comprise seven 8.4-meter mirrors supported by a steel telescope structure.
Community scientists are invited to present science investigations to be specifically conducted with Habitable Exoplanet Observatory instruments. Abstract submissions are due by 7 September 2018.
The science community is invited to play a role in the definition of Large Synoptic Survey Telescope's Observing Strategy by submitting white papers to help refine the main survey. Deadline: 20 November 2018.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Kenneth M. Flurchick, who died on 2 June 2018. If you would like to write Dr. Flurchick’s obituary, please contact the Vice-Chair of the Historical Astronomy Division.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Bernard F. Burke, who died on 5 August 2018. If you would like to write Dr. Burke’s obituary, please contact the Vice-Chair of the Historical Astronomy Division.