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AAS President-Elect Megan Donahue and Executive Officer Kevin Marvel are gravely concerned about the administration’s proposed cuts to NASA’s astrophysics budget and the abrupt cancellation of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope.

14 Feb 2018 - Public Policy

At its 231st semiannual meeting near Washington, DC, the American Astronomical Society named the recipients of its 2018 prizes for outstanding achievements in scientific research, instrument development, and writing.

10 Jan 2018 - Grants and Prizes: AAS

The AAS and its publications partner the Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing announce the return of Research Notes of the AAS (RNAAS) — short communications for the rapid publication and distribution of new and exciting results.

30 Oct 2017 - Journals

At the 231st AAS meeting near Washington, DC, on 9 January 2018, the Kavli Foundation Plenary Lecture will be given by Scott Bolton (Southwest Research Institute), principal investigator of NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter.

24 Oct 2017 - Meetings

The American Astronomical Society applauds the many astronomers, physicists, engineers, and others involved in the amazing results shared this week on the first joint detection of gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation from the merger of two neutron stars and the associated kilonova explosion

19 Oct 2017

In response to alarming reports of potentially unsafe eclipse viewers flooding the market as the coast-to-coast solar eclipse of August 21st draws near, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) has revised some of its safety advice.

15 Aug 2017 - Public Outreach

Three representatives of the team that developed the second-generation detectors for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and used them to detect oscillations in the fabric of space-time will share the 2018 Lancelot M. Berkeley - New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy.

27 Jul 2017 - Grants and Prizes: AAS

Women of color working in astronomy and planetary science report more gender and racial harassment than any other group in the field, according to a new study revealing widespread harassment in these scientific disciplines.

10 Jul 2017 - Press, Women, Minorities

The 21 August 2017 solar eclipse is much more than a scientific bonanza — it’s an opportunity for ordinary people from all walks of life to experience what is arguably nature’s most awesome spectacle.

14 Aug 2017 - Press

On 21-22 March 2017, 16 members of the American Astronomical Society headed to Capitol Hill for AAS Congressional Visits Day (CVD) to get firsthand experience advocating for science.

29 Mar 2017 - Public Policy