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AAS & DPS Launch Gold Open Access Planetary Science Journal

Research articles reporting significant developments, discoveries, and theories about planets, moons, small bodies, and the interactions among them will soon have a new showcase: The Planetary Science Journal (PSJ), which joins The Astronomical Journal and The Astrophysical Journal family as the newest of the AAS's peer-reviewed publications.

AAS Names Suvi Gezari as Kavli Foundation Plenary Lecturer

At the 235th AAS meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, on 5 January 2020, the Kavli Foundation Plenary Lecture will be given by Suvi Gezari (University of Maryland), who will describe the discovery and analysis of tidal disruption events in which stars are torn apart by the gravitational pull of supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies.

EHT's Shep Doeleman to Receive 2020 Berkeley Prize

Sheperd S. Doeleman (Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian) is being honored with the 2020 Berkeley prize for his scientific contributions to, and his leadership of, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project and publication of its historic image of the supermassive black hole at the center of galaxy M87 in Virgo.

American Astronomical Society to Acquire Sky & Telescope

The AAS has agreed to acquire Sky & Telescope (S&T) magazine and its related business assets, including, SkyWatch, digital editions, astronomy-themed tours, and S&T-branded books, sky atlases, globes, apps, and other stargazing products, following the bankruptcy of current owner F+W Media.