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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.

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...

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....