Announcements

NEOWISE 2020 Data Release Now Available

26 Mar 2020
The Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) and IPAC announce the NEOWISE 2020 Data Release, which includes all data acquired during the sixth year of the NEOWISE Reactivation mission.

Mission Possible: The AAS & COVID-19

24 Mar 2020
Kevin Marvel describes how the AAS is working to fulfill its mission in the face of disruptions and restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

236th AAS Meeting Goes Virtual

24 Mar 2020
In response to the coronavirus outbreak and the increasing steps being taken to limit the spread, the AAS Board of Trustees has decided to convert the 236th AAS meeting to a fully virtual conference, 1-3 June 2020.

Inside Sky & Telescope's May 2020 Issue

24 Mar 2020
Find out what's in the May 2020 issue of Sky & Telescope magazine, as we explore the rocky surfaces of Ryugu and Bennu and hop through galaxies well placed for viewing this month.

Seeing Stars in 3D: The New Horizons Parallax Program

24 Mar 2020
The New Horizons science team is encouraging interested observers who can safely observe within their own self-isolation guidelines to consider imaging the fields around Wolf 359 and Proxima Centauri on 22-23 April.

Highlights from AAS Nova: 8-21 March 2020

24 Mar 2020
AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, ApJ Supplements, PSJ, and RNAAS to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.

Planetary Science Journal Publishes Its First Articles

23 Mar 2020
Launched by the AAS and its Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS), PSJ is an open-access journal devoted to studies of both our solar system and other planetary systems. An editorial and six research articles are now...

CSWA Endorsement Policy Finalized

23 Mar 2020
The Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA) recently adopted a policy clarifying its recommendations on proposals for projects or activities that it can endorse or support.

Live-Streamed Astronomy Presentations & Events

20 Mar 2020
As a service to the community, the AAS is compiling a list of live-streamed astronomy presentations and events — both those intended for professional astronomers and those intended for a wider audience.

COVID-19 and the 236th AAS Meeting

13 Mar 2020
We are looking into converting the 236th AAS meeting to a fully virtual conference in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Wisconsin's declaration of a public health emergency.