AAS President Presents Oral Testimony to House Appropriations Committee
22 Mar 2012
President Debra Elmegreen presented oral testimony on behalf of all AAS members at a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on March 22, 2012.
AAS Issues Statement on President Obama's Proposed FY 2013 Budget
23 Feb 2012
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) today issued a statement thanking President Obama for his strong support of science as embodied in his proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2013 but asking him and the Congress to...
AAS Celebrates the Late Dr. Frank Kameny's Lifetime Efforts for Equal Employment Rights
19 Jan 2012
At its 219th semiannual meeting last week in Austin, Texas, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) presented a certificate of appreciation commemorating Dr. Frank Kameny’s lifetime efforts to secure equal employment...
Astronomers Honored for Excellence in Research, Instrumentation, Education & Writing
18 January 2012
At its 219th semiannual meeting last week in Austin, Texas, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) named the recipients of its 2012 prizes for achievements in research, instrument development, education, and writing.
AAS Names Fred Rasio Next Editor of The Astrophysical Journal Letters
16 Dec 2011
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has named Frederic A. Rasio of Northwestern University as the next editor of The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Rasio will succeed Christopher Sneden (University of Texas, Austin),...
AAS Members Win 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for Discovery of Cosmic Acceleration
4 Oct 2011
Three members of the American Astronomical Society have been named recipients of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today that half of the SEK 10 million ($1.44 million)...
Astronomy Education Review Celebrates 10th Anniversary
4 October 2011
Astronomy Education Review (AER), the online journal of astronomy and space-science education published by the American Astronomical Society (AAS), celebrated 10 years of promoting science literacy last week.
AAS Announces New Topical Conference Series
30 Aug 2011
AAS Announces New Topical Conference Series The AAS is pleased to announce a new Topical Conference Series that will begin in late July and August of 2013, with proposals for possible conferences due June 1, 2012. The...
AAS Issues Statement on Proposed Cancellation of James Webb Space Telescope
7 Jul 2011
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) today issued a strong statement protesting yesterday’s proposal from the House Appropriations Committee to cancel the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Hubble’s successor and the...
Bok Awards for Astronomy Presented at Intel International Science & Engineering Fair
7 July 2011
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), in partnership with the American Astronomical Society (AAS), presented the annual Priscilla and Bart Bok Awards to two high-school students at the Intel International...
Steve Maran to Receive 2011 AIP Gemant Award for Interpretation of Physics
1 April 2011
Dr. Maran is an astronomer and science writer with decades of experience in the space program. The author or editor of 12 books and more than 100 popular articles on astronomy and space exploration, and many more...
Astronomers Honored for Excellence in Research, Education, Writing & More
18 January 2011
At its 217th semi-annual meeting last week in Seattle, Washington, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) named the recipients of its 2011 prizes for achievements in research, instrument development, education, and...
Kepler Mission Leaders to Receive Inaugural Lancelot Berkeley Prize
5 November 2010
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is pleased to announce that the first Lancelot M. Berkeley – New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy is being awarded to William J. Borucki and David G....
Astro2010 Decadal Survey Report Released Today (Friday, Aug. 13)
13 Aug 2010
The Astro2010 report, New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics, will be publically released in pre-publication form via the National Academies Press website and an eTownHall webcast at 11:00 a.m. EDT on...
American Astronomical Society Endorses Astro2010 Decadal Survey
13 August 2010
The American Astronomical Society (AAS), the major organization of professional astronomers in North America, today endorsed the decadal survey recommending priorities for the most important scientific and technical...