Virginia Trimble, the celebrated astronomer and AAS patron, is being recognized for her lifelong contributions to the cultural, artistic, and humanistic dimensions of physics.
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At the Stellafane convention earlier this month Rick Fienberg, AAS Press Officer and former editor in chief of Sky & Telescope, received a lifetime achievement award from the Astronomical League.
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific has announced the recipients of its 2019 prizes for astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach.
AAS member Edward C. Stone (Caltech), Project Scientist of NASA's ongoing Voyager mission, will receive the $1.2 million Shaw Prize in Astronomy at a ceremony in Hong Kong in September.
Among the 100 distinguished researchers elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2019 are three members of the AAS: Marc Kamionkowski, Mark Reid, and Uros Seljak.
Congratulations to astronomers Natalie Batalha, Eugene Chiang, and former AAS President Debra Elmegreen, all of whom have just been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
This award recognizes young scientists who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in scientific research and cooperation with scientists from other Asia Pacific economies. Application deadline: 7 May 2019.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory's 2018 Robert L. Brown Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award goes to Erin Cox for her dissertation “Probing Planetary Disks: From Birth to Protoplanets."
TED, the nonprofit dedicated to “Ideas Worth Spreading,” has announced the new class of TED Fellows, including three who work in the astronomical sciences: Federica Bianco, Erika Hamden, and Moriba Jah.
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific welcomes nominations for its awards recognizing excellence in astronomy research, instrument development, teaching, and public outreach. Deadline: 1 March.
The public nomination period for the $3 million 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics is now open. Nominations may be submitted online through 1 April 2019.
Eight AAS members, including ApJ Letters editor Fred Rasio, are among the 416 distinguished scientists newly elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Several young astronomers, including one AAS member, will receive the New Horizons in Physics Prize from the Breakthrough Prize Foundation for their work in gravitational-wave astronomy.
Nominations for the Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize are invited annually from the fields of astronomy, cosmology, mathematics, and the philosophy of science. The 2019 Cosmology Prize deadline is 15 December.
Planetary scientist and AAS member Sarah Stewart (University of California, Davis) is one of 25 scientists, artists, writers, humanists, teachers, and entrepreneurs in the 2018 class of MacArthur Fellows.
Applications for the 2019 Robert L. Brown Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award are now being accepted from recent PhD recipients whose doctoral thesis is based on data from an AUI facility. Deadline: 31 December.
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 November 2018.
British astrophysicist and honorary AAS member Jocelyn Bell Burnell is awarded a $3M Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for her discovery of pulsars and inspiring scientific leadership.
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.”
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.”