Birthdays in the AAS Wall Calendar: An Explanation & Invitation
Nearly all the astronomers whose birthdays are noted in the AAS Wall Calendar are white men. We explain why that was true in the past and invite you to help us celebrate more women and people of color in the future.
Highlights from AAS Nova: 14-27 July 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.
August 2019 Events in Astronomical Science Policy
31 Jul 2019
July was the first month on the job for our new John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow, Kelsie Krafton. Here is her brief recap and a look at events on the schedule for August.
Last Week in Review: 22-26 July 2019
30 Jul 2019
Not every week has a policy event as big as the first steering committee meeting for the Astro2020 decadal survey, but there were many smaller events of note last week. Here’s a summary.
AAS Public Policy Team Available for Fall Colloquia
Invite the AAS policy staff for a colloquium or more informal talk in your college or university department about science policy this fall semester. The AAS will share expenses with your department.
A Message from the Maunakea Observatories
Read the July 20th open letter from the directors of the Maunakea Observatories on the situation in Hawaii following the July 15th attempt to restart construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.
ASP Announces 2019 Award Recipients
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific has announced the recipients of its 2019 prizes for astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach.
Behind the Scenes at the AAS: Publishing Is Hard!
As our AAS Publishing team discovered, getting the Astro2020 science white papers into the Bulletin of the AAS wasn't easy and involved a lot more work than anyone expected.
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.”