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.
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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.”
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.