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AAS Doxsey Travel Prize Recipients for 2020

31 January 2020
Ten winners and five honorable mentions received support to present their dissertation talks at the 235th AAS meeting in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, in January. Congratulations to all!

Virtual NASA Astrophysics Virtual Town Hall

31 Jan 2020
Please join NASA’s Astrophysics Division for a virtual community town hall on 27 February to discuss the implementation of dual-anonymous peer review for Astrophysics General Observer / General Investigator programs.

HEAD Awards Rossi Prize to EHT's Shep Doeleman

28 Jan 2020
The AAS High Energy Astrophysics Division is awarding its 2020 Bruno Rossi Prize to Sheperd S. Doeleman of the Event Horizon Team, which produced the first image of the immediate environment around a black hole.

AAS Members Win American Physical Society Prizes

27 Jan 2020
Belated congratulations to five AAS members who were selected a few months ago to receive prestigious awards from the APS for their outstanding achievements in scientific research and public outreach.

ASP Welcomes Nominations for 2020 Awards

24 Jan 2020
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific recognizes individual achievements in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach each year. Nominations for the 2020 awards are due on 1 March 2020.

AAS Members Honored by National Academy of Sciences

23 Jan 2020
The National Academy of Sciences announced the recipients of its 2020 awards in recognition of extraordinary scientific achievements, and among the recipients are AAS members Linda Elkins-Tanton and Lisa Kewley.

This Month in Astronomical History: December

23 Jan 2020
In this column from the AAS Historical Astronomy Division, we focus on Reverend John Michell and his dark star — a hypothetical star whose escape velocity was equal to the speed of light.