Distinguished Astronomers Elected as AAAS Fellows
18 December 2009
Eleven members of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), including its Executive Officer, Kevin B. Marvel, have been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science....
Honolulu to Host Largest Astronomy Meeting Ever in 2015
22 September 2009
The world’s largest meeting of professional astronomers is coming to the Hawaii Convention Center in 2015. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) will hold its triennial General Assembly August 3-14, 2015, in...
AAS Gears Up for Expanded Role in Science Journalism, Education & Outreach
31 Aug 2009
With the addition of several new staff members and volunteers, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) is strengthening its position as a leading advocate for and facilitator of excellence in astronomy journalism,...
Call Your Members of Congress and Have Them Support Science in Stimulus Bill
18 January 2009
This Action Alert calls upon AAS members to call, FAX or write their members of Congress and Congressional Leadership and ask that they urge the House / Senate conference committee to support strong funding for basic...
AAS Supports the Teaching of Evolution
20 September 2008
American Astronomical Society Supports the Teaching of Evolution in United States Science Classes and states that "Intelligent Design” is non-Scientific and should not be Taught to the Nation’s Children.
Call Your Member of Congress to Support Science
15 September 2008
This Action Alert calls upon AAS members to call their member of Congress and ask that they sign onto the Ehlers-Foster Support Science letter to the House leadership and the chair and ranking member of the...
Senate Amendment to Increase NASA Funding
21 May 2007
An amendment introduced in the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee would provide additional funds to NASA over the President's FY 2008 Budget Request.
AAS Action AlertWrite to Your Member of Congress to Support Pu-238 Production Restart
18 March 2007
This Action Alert calls upon the AAS membership to write to their member of Congress asking them to support the restart of Pu-238. A sample letter is included below. Please send this letter in the next two weeks for...
AAS Names Seven Prize Winners
25 January 2006
The American Astronomical Society announces the selection of seven prize winners.
Cuts To NASA Science Funding
2 May 2005
The American Astronomical Society released a statement today (included in whole below and available at the AAS website decrying the recently announced cuts to NASA astrophysics funding.
Servicing Hubble Important For Astronomy
9 March 2005
Today the American Astronomical Society, the major professional organization for professional astronomy and space science researchers in the United States, released a policy statement on the servicing of the Hubble Space...
Pasadena Recommendations for Gender Equity in Astronomy
29 January 2005
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has endorsed a new set of recommendations to improve the status of gender equity in astronomy. The recommendations, endorsed at the 205 th meeting of the Society in San Diego from...
American Astronomical Society Supports Congressional Call for Review of Hubble Servicing Mission Cancellation
24 January 2004
In a statement released today, the American Astronomical Society, the largest professional scientific association for astronomers and astrophysicists, has endorsed the congressional call for a review of the decision to...
Loss of Columbia Crew
3 February 2003
This morning, the President of the American Astronomical Society, Dr. Catherine A. Pilachowski, who holds the Kirkwood Chair in Astronomy at Indiana University Bloomington, sent the following letter of condolence to Mr....