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Arecibo Observatory Call for Proposals

6 Aug 2020
The Arecibo Observatory invites proposals for the use of the Arecibo 305-m telescope beginning 1 January 2021. Proposal submission deadline: 3 September 2020.

AAS Student Members: Time to Check In

5 Aug 2020
If you’re a Graduate or Undergraduate Student Member, please take a few minutes to verify or update your information in our records to confirm your appropriate membership class. Deadline: 10 August.

Win a Free Copy of the "Life With Hubble" eBook!

4 Aug 2020
Our publication partner IOP Publishing has released its 500th ebook, which happens to be part of the AAS-IOP Astronomy Collection: Life with Hubble by David Leckrone. Enter to win one of 50 free copies!

This Month in Astronomical History: June 2020

31 Jul 2020
Each month this series from the AAS Historical Astronomy Division highlights an important discovery or memorable event. In this installment we focus on the discovery of Pluto’s moon Charon.

Holy Cow! Sherry Suyu to Receive 2021 Berkeley Prize

30 Jul 2020
Sherry Suyu will receive the 2021 Lancelot M. Berkeley–New York Community Trust Prize for her leadership of the H0LiCOW collaboration, which is measuring the cosmic expansion rate using gravitationally lensed quasars.

Astronomy Genealogy Project Launched

27 Jul 2020
The AAS and its Historical Astronomy Division announce the launch of the Astronomy Genealogy Project, which provides information on more than 33,000 astronomers who earned and/or supervised astronomy-related PhD theses.

Image Contest Celebrates VLA 40th Anniversary

27 Jul 2020
As part of its celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), the National Radio Astronomy Observatory is conducting an image contest with cash prizes.

JWST Launch Date and Proposal Deadline Delayed Again

23 Jul 2020
As a result of ongoing disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the James Webb Space Telescope will not launch before 31 October 2021, and Cycle 1 general observing proposals will not be due until 24 November 2020.