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Last Call for AAS 235 Outreach Workshop!

5 Nov 2019
The AAS is sponsoring a free skill-building workshop at AAS 235 to support early career astronomers in doing effective outreach to schools, families, and the public. Application deadline extended to 19 November!

Yerkes Observatory Gets a New Lease on Life

5 Nov 2019
The University of Chicago has agreed in principle to transfer ownership of Yerkes Observatory to the Yerkes Future Foundation, which plans to restore and refurbish the facility and keep it open for research and education...

This Month in Astronomical History: 50 Years of CCDs

29 Oct 2019
Each month this series from the AAS Historical Astronomy Division highlights an important discovery or memorable event. In October 2019 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the charge-coupled device (CCD).

Apollo 11 for Here and Now

23 Oct 2019
Reflecting on the monumental effort that led to the Apollo 11 Moon landing, AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel identifies climate change as a modern challenge that we should be able to meet with a similar effort.