Update on JWST Name

14 Nov 2022
The AAS Board of Trustees shares a brief update about the response of NASA to the JWST name and process. AAS Style Guide specifies that the acronym JWST need not be spelled out upon first use.

Why Is the AAS Meeting So Expensive?

14 Nov 2022
The 241st AAS meeting will be a fully hybrid meeting; while it carries dramatic benefits, the registration rates are a bit higher. Here we provide a detailed explanation of why hybrid meetings are more expensive.

Robotic Telescope Labs for Survey-Level Undergraduates

10 Nov 2022
In this Education Committee blog, guest author Daniel Reichart gives an overview of “Our Place In Space!” — a unique survey-level curriculum that leverages “Skynet” and has now been adopted by 30 institutions.

Gaia Collaboration to Receive 2023 Berkeley Prize

9 Nov 2022
The Gaia collaboration, which is responsible for the spacecraft that is currently building the largest and most precise three-dimensional map of our galaxy, will receive the 2023 Lancelot M. Berkeley − New York Community...

An Updated COVID-19 Policy for AAS 241

7 Nov 2022
We are revising our COVID-19 health and safety policy for the 241st AAS meeting in Seattle to include a mask mandate alongside our (unchanged) vaccine and booster requirement.

AAAS Section D on Astronomy Leadership Opportunity

3 Nov 2022
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Section D on Astronomy announces an opportunity for individuals to serve on the Steering Committee for 2023. The appointment will begin in January 2023.

AIP Benefits and Services for AAS Members

2 Nov 2022
The AAS is an institutional member of the American Institute of Physics (AIP). Here we give you an overview of how AAS members can benefit from the Society's association with AIP.