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.
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.
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.
The AAS Division on Dynamical Astronomy is awarding its 2019 Vera Rubin Early Career Prize to Jo Bovy (University of Toronto) for his work on the structure and dynamics of the Milky Way galaxy.
The AAS has agreed to acquire Sky & Telescope (S&T) magazine and its related business assets, including skyandtelescope.com, 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.