Seventeen AAS members traveled to Washington, DC, on 16 March 2016 to thank members of Congress for supporting research and development in the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus appropriations and to ask for continued support in FY 2017 and beyond.
Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope (WWT), a scriptable, interactive, open-source “universe information system” for exploring the multiwavelength sky, has a new institutional home: the American Astronomical Society.
At its 227th semiannual meeting last week in Kissimmee, Florida, the AAS named the recipients of its 2016 prizes for outstanding achievements in research, instrument development, education, and service.
The AAS deplores sexual harassment and expresses its unequivocal support for the people who risk their own professional status by speaking publicly in order to protect others from similar abuse.
AAS Nova provides brief highlights of recently published articles from the AAS journals to inform researchers, science journalists, and others about breakthroughs and discoveries they might otherwise overlook.