Rick is being honored with NASA’s Exceptional Public Achievement Medal “for exceptional service to the nation in [his] tireless efforts for the public’s safe solar viewing of the 2017 total solar eclipse.”
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The AAS is thrilled to announce that AAS Press Officer Dr. Richard Tresch Fienberg is being honored with NASA’s Exceptional Public Achievement Medal “for exceptional service to the nation in [his] tireless efforts for the public’s safe solar viewing of the 2017 total solar eclipse.”
The AAS and the American Geophysical Union have received a grant from The Kavli Foundation to advance exoplanet science through a joint steering committee, special sessions at both societies’ annual meetings, and topical conferences and workshops.
Research!America, in partnership with the AAS, is issuing a call for funding proposals from student- and postdoc-led science-policy groups in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the 2018 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics to Ewine van Dishoeck of Leiden University and the International Astronomical Union.
The International Astronomical Union's PhD Prize recognizes outstanding scientific achievement in astronomy by recipients of the doctorate around the world. Winners for 2017 have just been named.
The William Herschel Society and Royal Astronomical Society have established a new award to celebrate Caroline’s memory by supporting promising female astronomers early in their careers.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory cites Murray for her doctoral thesis featuring extraordinarily detailed observations of the thermodynamic state of neutral gas in the interstellar medium.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science cites Stassun for personally mentoring dozens of underrepresented minority students and for building innovative mentoring models.
The AAS Board of Trustees has named Virginia Trimble a patron of the Society, and the International Astronomical Union has given the name Trimble to asteroid number 9271.
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific recognizes individual achievements in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach each year. Nominations for 2018 are due on 1 March.
AAS member Bruce D. Popp is the recipient of the S. Edmund Berger Prize for Excellence in Scientific and Technical Translation for his work on a seminal monograph by Henri Poincaré.
The National Academy of Sciences has recognized the IAU President Elect and honorary AAS member for improving our understanding of how molecules, stars, and planets form.
With her selection as a 2018 TED Fellow, Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil joins Carrie Nugent, Aomawa Shields, Jedidah Isler, Renée Hlozek, Hakeem Oluseyi, and Lucianne Walkowicz as a TED "rising star."
Ten AAS members are among the 396 distinguished scientists newly elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Nominations are invited on behalf of individuals with achievements in cosmology, genetics, or neuroscience. The nomination deadline is 15 December 2017.
Congratulations to new Nobel laureates Rainer Weiss (MIT), Barry Barish & Kip Thorne (both Caltech), cited "for their decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves."
The Lecar Prize recognizes exceptional contributions to the study of extrasolar planets in particular and theoretical astrophysics in general. Nominations are now welcome. Deadline: 5 November 2017.
Congratulations to AAS Press Officer Dr. Richard Fienberg on winning the Astronomical Society of the Pacific's Fraknoi Supporters Award for his contributions to public understanding of science through astronomy!
The Kavli Prize is awarded by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters for outstanding scientific achievements in Astrophysics, Nanoscience, and Neuroscience. The nomination deadline is 1 December 2017.