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This Month in Astronomical History: November 2020

20 Nov 2020
Each month this series from the AAS Historical Astronomy Division highlights an important discovery or memorable event. In this installment we look at the discovery of the far-flung minor planet Sedna.

Senate Appropriations for FY 2021

19 Nov 2020
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittees have finalized their fiscal year 2021 appropriations. Here are some details on the funding for NASA and other federal agencies that support the astronomical sciences.

Astronomy Genealogy Project Update

18 Nov 2020
The AAS Historical Astronomy Division's Astronomy Genealogy Project (AstroGen) provides information on more than 34,000 scientists who earned and/or supervised astronomy-related doctoral theses.

AAS Meeting Attendee Lists Are Not for Sale

12 Nov 2020
If you've received an email offering a list of AAS meeting attendees for sale, you're being scammed. We do not share our attendee lists with third parties. Buyer beware!

AAS Member to Serve on Biden-Harris NASA Review Team

11 Nov 2020
AAS member Jedidah Isler (Dartmouth College) has been named to the Biden-Harris NASA review team, which will work to understand the operations of the agency and help ensure a smooth transition to the new administration.

NASA Science to Host Community Town Hall

11 Nov 2020
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate will hold a community town hall with Thomas Zurbuchen and his leadership team on 17 November to discuss updates to NASA’s science programs and share the current status of activities.

Survey on the Research Culture in Astronomy

30 Oct 2020
AAS members, especially early career astronomers, are invited to participate in a study of the research culture in astronomy. This includes aspirations in research, experience of the publication culture, and perceptions...