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The American Astronomical Society (AAS) today expressed deep concern about the U.S. government’s new restrictions on travel and conference attendance for federally funded scientists.

27 Mar 2013 - Public Policy

Fifteen members of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) traveled to Washington, DC to express the need for sustained and predictable federal funding of research and development (R&D) programs — including NASA, NSF, and the Department of Energy — which are critically important to American economic growth.

30 Apr 2013 - Public Policy

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) supports President Barack Obama’s new policy on “open access,” the idea that published results of taxpayer-funded research should be made freely available on the Internet rathe

26 Feb 2013 - Journals, Public Policy

At its 221st semiannual meeting two weeks ago in Long Beach, California, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) named the recipients of its 2013 prizes for achievements in research, instrument development, education, and writing.

28 Jan 2013 - Grants and Prizes: AAS

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08 Nov 2012 - Public Policy

Accredited journalists and public-information officers are eligible to receive press releases forwarded by the AAS Press Office.

13 Apr 2016 - Press

The AAS strives to minimize its overall environmental impact as it carries out its mission.

13 Nov 2012 - Sustainability

The AAS emails to approximately 2,000 accredited reporters and institutional public-information officers press releases on astronomy and space science from universities, observatories, government agencies, and scientific societies. There is no charge for this forwarding service. Press releases must come from an authorized press officer or from the director or department chair of the issuing organization. That person, or another press officer at the issuing organization, must be included as a contact on the press release, with name, phone number, and email address.

13 Apr 2016 - Press

Former AAS Press Officer Steve Maran once said, “News is what reporters want to cover, not necessarily what organizations, agencies, and institutions want to publicize.” In other words newsworthiness, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder — or, in this case, the journalist.

13 Apr 2016 - Press

The AAS Headquarters at 2000 Florida Avenue, NW is available for small (~10-15) person meetings. We have a small conference room, which can be reserved for use at least two weeks in advance with our meetings department.

29 Feb 2016 - Executive Office