The IAU Now Accepts Members Annually
The International Astronomical Union will now review applications for new members (including junior members, i.e., recent PhD recipients) annually rather than only once every three years.
Shep Doeleman to Receive 2020 Berkeley Prize
Sheperd Doeleman (Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian) is being honored with the 2020 Berkeley prize for his scientific contributions to, and his leadership of, the Event Horizon Telescope.
EHT's Shep Doeleman to Receive 2020 Berkeley Prize
25 Jul 2019
Sheperd S. Doeleman (Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian) is being honored with the 2020 Berkeley prize for his scientific contributions to, and his leadership of, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project...
Celebrating the Women of Apollo
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the Women in Astronomy blog gives a shout-out to the many women who helped make possible the first landing of humans on another world.
The Question of Astronomy and Maunakea
AAS President Megan Donahue offers some thoughts on the controversy over the future of telescopes atop Maunakea, Hawai‘i.
Share Your Memories of Margaret Burbidge with the CSWA
24 Jul 2019
The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy invites you to share your memories of Dr. E Margaret Burbidge, who turns 100 this year, by 2 August.
Watch "The Planets" on NOVA 24 July − 14 August
The award-winning science series NOVA will premiere a groundbreaking five-part miniseries, The Planets, on four successive Wednesdays as part of the PBS “Summer of Space.”
"Imaging Women in the Space Age" Lands in New York
The New York Hall of Science is presenting a new exhibition entitled "Imaging Women in the Space Age" to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. The exhibit runs from 13 July to 3 November 2019.
First Astro2020 Decadal Survey Steering Committee Meeting
18 Jul 2019
Here's a detailed report from our Bahcall Public Policy Fellow on the inaugural meeting of the Astro2020 steering committee, held in Washington, DC, 15-17 July 2019.
Videos Available from the 234th AAS Meeting
Slidecasts of 12 invited talks and prize lectures presented at the 2019 summer AAS meeting in St. Louis, MO, are now online for members. Sign in to view them at your leisure.
From Core Collapse to the Capitol
18 Jul 2019
Our new John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow, Kelsie Krafton, is on the job in DC and looks forward to informing AAS members about changes in policy that affect the astronomical community.
Highlights from AAS Nova: 30 June - 13 July 2019
17 Jul 2019
AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.
This Month in Astronomical History: July
16 Jul 2019
This column from the AAS Historical Astronomy Division focuses on Flagstaff’s participation in preparing for the Apollo Moon missions.
Changes at the NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences
Richard Green, Director of the National Science Foundation's Division of Astronomical Sciences, is stepping down in September. He'll be succeeded by his deputy, Ralph Gaume.
Watch Astro2020 Steering Committee Meeting No. 1
The first Astro2020 steering committee meeting will take place 15-17 July 2019 at the Keck Center in Washington, DC. You are invited to watch the open sessions of the meeting remotely.