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Four members of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. The election was held on Tuesday, April 27th, during the 147th annual meeting of the Academy. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a scientist or engineer.

25 Oct 2012 - Grants and Prizes: External

Sixteen members of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) are traveling to Washington, DC, April 28-29 to meet with U.S. policy makers and express thanks and appreciation to Congress for recent appropriations in support of research and development (R&D) in science, engineering, and technology.

25 Oct 2012 - Public Policy
Live webcasts occur only during AAS and certain Division meetings, and are for accredited journalists only; for the password, please contact AAS Press Officer Dr. Rick Fienberg. Archived webcasts are freely available without a password.
26 Feb 2016 - Press, Meetings

Complimentary registration for AAS & Division meetings (except where published Division policies differ) is available to working press.

23 Mar 2016 - Press

At its winter meeting last week in Washington, DC, the American Astronomical Society honored more than a dozen distinguished astronomers for their achievements in research, instrument development, education, and writing. The latest recipients of the annual AAS awards and prizes run the gamut from college students to senior faculty members.

21 Nov 2012 - Grants and Prizes: AAS

Eleven members of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), including its Executive Officer, Kevin B. Marvel, have been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

25 Oct 2012 - Grants and Prizes: External

The world’s largest meeting of professional astronomers is coming to the Hawaii Convention Center in 2015. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) will hold its triennial General Assembly August 3-14, 2015, in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu. A vote at this year’s General Assembly in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, selected Hawaii as the location of the 2015 meeting against very strong competition from two other sites.

25 Oct 2012 - Press

With the addition of several new staff members and volunteers, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) is strengthening its position as a leading advocate for and facilitator of excellence in astronomy journalism, education, and outreach.

25 Oct 2012 - Executive Office

American Astronomical Society Supports the Teaching of Evolution in United States Science Classes and states that "Intelligent Design” is non-Scientific and should not be Taught to the Nation’s Children.

25 Oct 2012 - Teaching

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 10, 2006

Primary Contacts:
Dr. Robert P. Kirshner, President, American Astronomical Society, 1-617-495-7519, rkirshner@cfa.harvard.edu;

Dr. Kevin B. Marvel, Deputy Executive Officer, American Astronomical Society, 1-202- 328-2010 x114 and 1-703-589-7503, marvel@aas.org

Dr. Stephen Maran, Press Officer, American Astronomical Society, 1-202-328-2010 x116, maran@aas.org

American Astronomical Society Names New Executive Officer

25 Oct 2012 - Executive Office

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