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
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.
The 2019 Gruber Cosmology Prize recognizes Kaiser and Silk for their seminal contributions to the understanding of cosmological structure formation and the creation of new probes of dark matter.
The AAS journals will soon start categorizing articles using concepts from the Unified Astronomy Thesaurus (UAT), replacing the venerable subject keywords system.
This column from the AAS Historical Astronomy Division focuses on the May 1919 eclipse expeditions that confirmed a key prediction of general relativity and made Einstein famous.