Changes to the AAS Prize Nomination Process

7 May 2021
Nominations for AAS prizes and honors will open in the next few days, with a deadline of 31 July. Nominators will encounter a process that has changed significantly since last year. Here's what has changed, and why.

Satellite Constellations 2 Workshop Announced

7 May 2021
The SATCON2 workshop will be held virtually 12-16 July 2021 to discuss how to implement the strategies determined in last year's SATCON1 to minimize the impact of satellite constellations on astronomy.

Welcome New Education Committee Members

7 May 2021
The AAS Education Committee is delighted to welcome four new members (Tania Anderson, Chelen Johnson, Dennis Just, and Hyun-chul Lee) who will serve from now until March 2024.

Prices Reduced on Astronomy Education eBooks

5 May 2021
The AAS and IOP Publishing are delighted to announce that the two latest books in its Astronomy Education series have had their prices reduced significantly to bring them within the budgets of more astronomy instructors...

AAS Member Receives SETI Forward Award

4 May 2021
A grant from the SETI Institute will support graduate student Karen Perez (Columbia University) in her pursuit of career opportunities in astrobiology and the search for life beyond Earth.

Highlights from AAS Nova: 11-24 April 2021

27 Apr 2021
AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, ApJ Supplements, PSJ, and RNAAS to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.

A Timeline of Telescopes at the South Pole

27 Apr 2021
The National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs has prepared a graphical timeline of telescopes at the South Pole. It's available for free and makes a great tool for education and public engagement.