AAS to Establish a Working Group on Ethics

13 Oct 2021
In response to several issues that are prominent in the news and on social media, President Paula Szkody assures our membership that we are working to formulate a policy that will provide guidance and a path forward.

Welcome and Farewell to Our AAS Media Fellows

13 Oct 2021
We welcome our new AAS Media Fellow, Haley Wahl of West Virginia University, and wish her predecessor, Tarini Konchady, all the best as she works to wrap up her PhD at Texas A&M University.

Number of Astronomy Majors at an All-Time High

12 Oct 2021
The astronomy roster report from the American Institute of Physics shows that the number of astronomy bachelor’s degrees awarded at US institutions is at an all-time high, with 820 degrees conferred in the class of 2020....

Confirmed: 239th AAS Meeting Will Be In-Person

8 Oct 2021
The AAS Board of Trustees has confirmed its decision to hold the 239th AAS meeting in person in Salt Lake City, Utah, with a partial virtual component available to registrants unable to attend in person.

Submit Your Nominations for the 2021 IAU PhD Prize

6 October 2021
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is accepting nominations for the 2021 IAU PhD Prize, which recognizes outstanding scientific achievements in astronomy by PhD students worldwide. Application deadline: 15...