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WGPAH Annual Meeting

1 Feb 2021
The annual meeting of the Working Group on the Preservation of Astronomical Heritage (WGPAH) will be held on Wednesday, 10 February, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET via Zoom. We welcome everyone to participate.

White Paper on COVID-19 and Graduate Programs

29 Jan 2021
A new white paper, Graduate Schools Respond to COVID-19: Promising Pathways to Innovation and Sustainability in STEM Education, is now available for download from NORC at the University of Chicago.

PI Launchpad: From Science Idea to NASA Mission

29 Jan 2021
Are you thinking about developing your first flight mission proposal in the next few years but have no idea where to start? NASA's Science Mission Directorate is offering a virtual workshop that you won't want to miss.

HEAD Announces 2021 Award Winners

28 Jan 2021
The AAS High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) has selected the winners of its 2021 prizes. Among them, the Bruno Rossi Prize goes to Francis Halzen and the IceCube Collaboration.

238th AAS Meeting Goes Virtual

28 Jan 2021
The AAS Board of Trustees has decided that the 238th AAS meeting in June 2021, originally planned for Anchorage, Alaska, will be held virtually due to the slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and ongoing travel risks.

ASP Welcomes Nominations for 2021 Awards

28 Jan 2021
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific recognizes achievements in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach each year. Nominations for 2021 awards are now open. Deadline: 1 March 2021.

Final Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2021

26 Jan 2021
Congress passed the final appropriations bill on 21 December, and the President signed it into law on 27 December. Here are some details on the funding for NASA and other federal agencies that support astronomy.

National Academy of Sciences Honors AAS Members

21 Jan 2021
Dana Longcope will receive the Arctowski Medal for his research in solar physics, and Sheperd Doeleman will share the Henry Draper Medal for his work to image a black hole with the Event Horizon Telescope.