SDSS Resources for Infusing Astronomy Education with Computing and Big Data
21 Jun 2021
Guest author Britt Lundgren writes about the Sloan Digital Sky Survey's Education and Public Outreach activities that incorporate coding and data visualization into introductory and advanced astronomy labs.
US Innovation and Competitiveness Act Passes the Senate
22 Jun 2021
The Senate passed the US Innovation and Competitiveness Act on 8 June. Here we provide some detail about what that means for the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies supporting the astronomical sciences...
What Do We Expect Undergraduate Astronomy Majors to Learn?
16 Jun 2021
We review recent efforts by the AAS Education Committee and astronomy education researchers to determine what we are teaching in our astronomy majors courses and how, with suggestions for future work.
HAD's 2022 LeRoy Doggett Prize Is Awarded to William Donahue
14 Jun 2021
The latest recipient of the AAS Historical Astronomy Division's Doggett Prize has made many contributions to the history of astronomy from antiquity to the early modern period.
AAS Publishes White Papers for Planetary Sciences Decadal Survey
11 Jun 2021
A special issue of the Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society features 522 white papers offering input from the scientific community to inform the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032.
President's FY 2022 Budget Request
11 Jun 2021
The Biden administration released the full President's FY 2022 Budget Request on 28 May. Here we provide some detail about the funding for NASA and other federal agencies that support the astronomical sciences.
Astro2020 Decadal Survey Update
10 Jun 2021
Astro2020 co-chairs Fiona Harrison and Robert Kennicutt explain why the final report of the latest Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics will be delayed beyond June 2021.
1400 Degrees Platform to Elevate Women in Physics & Astronomy
8 Jun 2021
1400 Degrees, built by the Heising-Simons Foundation, is a thriving community of scientists, academics, and funders dedicated to advancing women and marginalized genders in the fields of physics and astronomy.
Highlights from AAS Nova: 23 May - 5 June 2021
7 Jun 2021
AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, ApJ Supplements, PSJ, and RNAAS to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.
June 2021 Issue of Physics Today Has Arrived!
7 Jun 2021
Most AAS members receive the magazine Physics Today as a membership benefit. The June issue is now en route to subscribers' mailboxes and can be accessed online.
Ethics and Authorship in the AAS Journals
7 Jun 2021
On behalf of the AAS Code of Ethics Committee, President Paula Szkody responds to recent inquiries regarding the permanent denial of authorship privileges in AAS journals for those found in violation of the Code of...
June 2021 Events in Astronomical Science Policy
5 Jun 2021
Here is a look at astronomy-related policy events on the schedule for June 2021.
AAS Members Honored with 2021 Shaw Prize in Astronomy
1 Jun 2021
The $1.2 million Shaw Prize in Astronomy for 2021 is shared equally by Victoria M. Kaspi and Chryssa Kouveliotou for their fundamental contributions to our understanding of magnetars.
Action Alert: Dear Colleague Letters to Support Science
27 May 2021
We ask you to fill out forms the American Mathematical Society and American Geophysical Union has made to encourage your representatives to sign on to Dear Colleague Letters in support of science. Deadlines are April 23...
Amina Helmi & Ann-Marie Madigan Awarded Prizes for Dynamical Astronomy
24 May 2021
The AAS Division on Dynamical Astronomy will give its 2021 Dirk Brouwer Career Award to Amina Helmi (University of Groningen) and Vera Rubin Early Career Prize to Ann-Marie Madigan (University of Colorado, Boulder).