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AAS Joins National Effort to Achieve Educational Equity

In partnership with several other professional associations of physical scientists, the American Astronomical Society has received funding from the National Science Foundation to strengthen US science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by broadening the participation of underrepresented groups.

AAS Press Officer to Receive NASA Medal for Eclipse Outreach

The AAS is thrilled to announce that AAS Press Officer Dr. Richard Tresch Fienberg is being honored with NASA’s Exceptional Public Achievement Medal “for exceptional service to the nation in [his] tireless efforts for the public’s safe solar viewing of the 2017 total solar eclipse.”

AAS & AGU Awarded Grant to Advance Exoplanet Science

The AAS and the American Geophysical Union have received a grant from The Kavli Foundation to advance exoplanet science through a joint steering committee, special sessions at both societies’ annual meetings, and topical conferences and workshops.

AAS Names Greg Laughlin as Kavli Foundation Plenary Lecturer

At the 233rd AAS meeting in Seattle, Washington, on 7 January 2019, the Kavli Foundation Plenary Lecture will be given by Greg Laughlin (Yale University), who will explore the implications of the discovery of 'Oumuamua, the first confirmed interstellar asteroid.

Elena Aprile of XENON1T to Receive 2019 Berkeley Prize

Elena Aprile (Columbia University) is being honored with the 2019 Berkeley prize for her leadership of the XENON project and its groundbreaking search for the weakly interacting massive particles (“WIMPs”) thought to make up dark matter.