About the AAS



Dr. Kevin B. Marvel
Dr. Kevin B. Marvel
AAS Executive Officer
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Current Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the AAS and is responsible for the management, direction and control of the affairs and the property of the AAS. The official record of Board actions and resolutions is kept in the AAS Secretary's Office.

11 Jun 2019 - MembershipGovernance

Strategic Assembly

The Strategic Assembly is responsible for the Society's long-term strategic direction. Composed of the Board of Trustees, Division Chairs, and Committee Chairs, the Strategic Assembly is positioned to drive the Society's strategic planning to new levels of impact.

9 Dec 2019

Past Officers and Trustees

Lists all officers and councilors/trustees that have served since the AAS was founded in 1899.

11 Jun 2019 - Governance

Society Resolutions

AAS Resolutions related to research, education, society, and astronomy as a profession.

10 Jun 2019 - Governance

Society Resolutions Whose Period of Relevance Has Passed

AAS Council resolutions related to research, education, society, and astronomy as a profession but whose period of relevance has passed.

08 Aug 2017 - Governance

Society Policies

The AAS is moving forward with a change in governance structure and function that will result in many matters previously documented in the Society’s Bylaws migrating to Policies. This transition in still in progress. The policies established by the Board of Trustees will be added to this page in the near future.

08 Aug 2017 - Governance

Vote in AAS and Division Elections

Vote in the 2020 SPD Election

Voting opened on 16 March at 12:00 pm (EDT); and closes on 17 April 2020 at 11:59 pm (EDT).

25 Nov 2019 - Governance

Strategic Plan

The purpose of this document is to describe and prioritize the Society’s activities, including the work of the Executive Office and the Society governance.

The goals and priorities will be regularly reviewed and updated by Council.

28 Oct 2016 - Governance

AAS Mission and Vision Statement

The mission of the American Astronomical Society is to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the Universe.

05 Apr 2018 - Governance

Information on Light Pollution, Radio Interference and Space Debris

General sources of information on light pollution, radio interference, and space debris.

11 Jul 2017 - Light