The National Science Foundation seeks nominations for its 2017 Alan T. Waterman Award to recognize the talent, creativity, and influence of a singular young researcher. Nomination deadline: 21 October 2016.
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The Lecar Prize recognizes exceptional contributions to the study of extrasolar planets in particular and theoretical astrophysics in general. Nominations are now welcome. Deadline: 1 September 2016.
The National Academy of Sciences is soliciting nominations for the 2017 Henry Draper Medal, awarded for recent astrophysics research. The nomination deadline is 3 October 2016.
Congratulations to AAS member Robert Williams for receiving the 2016 Karl Schwarzschild Medal from the German Astronomical Society!
The National Science Board is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Vannevar Bush and Public Service awards. Nominations are due 3 October 2016.
AAS Nova, a 10-month-old website featuring research highlights from the Astronomical Journal and the Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), won “Best Health / Education News Site” at the Drum Online Media Awards on 7 June 2016. AAS Nova is a joint project of the AAS and IOP Publishing.
AAS members David Charbonneau and Jenny Greene are each in the running to be one of three 2016 Blavatnik National Laureates.
Tune in to a live public webcast from Oslo and New York on Thursday morning, June 2nd, to find out who is receiving the 2016 Kavli Prizes in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.
Congratulations to AAS Member Roger Blandford of Stanford University for being awarded the 2016 Crafoord Prize in Astronomy!
AAS President Meg Urry of Yale University and Timothy Heckman of Johns Hopkins University have joined 2,289 other researchers as active members of the US National Academy of Sciences.
Sabrina Stierwalt and Stephen M. Pompea have been cited by L'Oréal USA and the American Association of Physics Teachers, respectfully, for their achievements in research and teaching.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is honoring Roy Kerr and AAS member Roger Blandford "for fundamental work on rotating black holes and their astrophysical consequences."
Five AAS members are among the 347 distinguished scientists newly elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
William J. Borucki of NASA's Kepler mission has been selected by the Franklin Institute to receive the 2016 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science, the latest in a growing list of accolades for the exoplanet hunter.
Seven AAS members are among the newly elected Fellows of the American Physical Society nominated by the APS Division of Astrophysics. They'll receive their honors at the APS April meeting in Salt Lake City.
The Lecar Prize recognizes exceptional contributions to the study of extrasolar planets in particular and theoretical astrophysics in general. Nominations are now welcome. Deadline: 1 October 2015.
Every year the National Science Board salutes leaders with remarkable contributions and public service in science and engineering through its honorary awards. Nominations for 2016 are due by 1 October 2015.
The Golden Goose Award, cosponsored by the AAS, celebrates scientists whose federally funded research seemed odd or obscure but turned out to have a significant, positive impact on society.
The National Academy of Sciences seeks to recognize major contributions to the science of astronomy and invites help from AAS members to identify outstanding candidates for the Watson Medal. Deadline: 1 October 2015.
The 2015 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize recognizes John E. Carlstrom, Jeremiah P. Ostriker, and Lyman A. Page, Jr., for their individual and collective contributions to the study of the universe on the largest scales.