AIP Seeks Nominations for 2020 Gemant Award

11 Nov 2019
The Andrew Gemant Award, given annually by the American Institute of Physics, recognizes significant contributions to the cultural, artistic, or humanistic dimension of physics. Nominations are due 31 January 2020.

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).