An Update on the TMT, Maunakea, and AAS 235

23 Dec 2019
As we prepare to gather in Honolulu for the 235th AAS meeting in early January, here's an update on the status of the Thirty Meter Telescope, the situation on Maunakea and the access road, and what you can expect at the...

Sethuraman Panchanathan Nominated as Next NSF Director

19 Dec 2019
President Trump will nominate Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan (Arizona State University) to serve as the 15th director of the National Science Foundation, succeeding France Córdova when her six-year term ends in 2020.

365 Days of Astronomy Seeks Podcasters

17 Dec 2019
The award-winning 365 Days of Astronomy podcast seeks contributed content on new discoveries, the history of astronomy, celestial observing tips, and how fundamental knowledge of the cosmos has changed our world.

2020 AAS Election: Candidate Statements

16 Dec 2019
Balloting for the next election of AAS Officers and Trustees opens in mid-December 2019 and closes at the end of January 2020. Here is the slate of candidates.

Breakthrough Prize Seeks Nominations for 2021

9 Dec 2019
The public nomination period for the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics — theoretical, mathematical, and/or experimental — is now open. Nomination deadline: 1 April 2020.

Faith Vilas to Receive AGU's Fred Whipple Award

5 Dec 2019
Faith Vilas, Editor of our new Planetary Science Journal, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Fred Whipple Award, the highest honor given by the Planetary Sciences section of the American Geophysical Union.

Personalized Support from Gemini at AAS 235

4 Dec 2019
Gemini Observatory is offering users and potential users personalized help at the Gemini booth in the Exhibit Hall at the 235th AAS meeting in Honolulu, Hawai‛i, in January.

Be FAMOUS on #GivingTuesday!

2 Dec 2019
Today and all week we celebrate #GivingTuesday! Help us and our future FAMOUS (Funds for Astronomical Meetings: Outreach to Underrepresented Scientists) grantees by donating to the FAMOUS Travel Grants Program.