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This Month in Astronomical History: August 2020

16 Sep 2020
Each month this series from the AAS Historical Astronomy Division highlights an important discovery or memorable event. In this installment we focus on Maria Mitchell, America’s first woman astronomer.

AAS 237 Doxsey Prize Judges Needed!

15 Sep 2020
It’s time to choose our Doxsey Prize winners from among those giving dissertation talks at the 237th AAS meeting. We seek members willing to review and rank dissertation abstracts. Sign-up deadline: 12 October.

Inside Sky & Telescope's October 2020 Issue

16 Sep 2020
In the October 2020 issue of Sky & Telescope, all eyes are on Mars, including our favorite images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as well as observing tips as the Red Planet reaches opposition.

Françoise Combes Awarded CNRS 2020 Gold Medal

10 Sep 2020
This year's French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) Gold Medal, one of France’s most prestigious scientific distinctions, has been awarded to Françoise Combes, who is an honorary member of the AAS.

Despite the Pandemic, the AAS Presses On

2 Sep 2020
AAS President Paula Szkody reviews some of what the AAS has been accomplishing in key program areas despite the disruption caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.