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.
The Astronomy Achievement Student Awards are given to recognize exemplary research by undergraduate and graduate students who present at one of the poster sessions at the meetings of the AAS.
The award will be for an achievement in astronomical research made by an amateur astronomer.
The Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award is to be given for astronomy writing for an academic audience, specifically textbooks at either the upper division undergraduate level or the graduate level.
The awards were given annually to up to four individuals who have performed outstanding public service in support of science.
The Annie Jump Cannon Award is for outstanding research and promise for future research by a postdoctoral woman researcher.
The AAS Education Prize is to recognize outstanding contributions to the education of the public, students and/or the next generation of professional astronomers.
The Van Biesbroeck Prize is normally awarded every two years and honors a living individual for long-term extraordinary or unselfish service to astronomy, often beyond the requirements of his or her paid position.
The Heineman Prize for Astrophysics is awarded jointly by the American Institute of Physics and the American Astronomical Society to recognize outstanding work in the field of astrophysics.
The AAS's Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation is to be awarded to an individual, of any nationality, for the design, invention or significant improvement of instrumentation (not software) leading to advances in astronomy.