The Society’s annual report for calendar year 2014 is now available to download as a PDF file. It includes a financial report and summarizes our membership, meetings, and other activities.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Michael Jura, who passed away 30 January 2016.
Celebrating the centennial of general relativity in 2015 told the story of Einstein to the world. What's next for those wishing to communicate Einstein's vision for education, research, and applications?
Most AAS members receive the magazine Physics Today as a membership benefit. The latest issue is now en route to subscribers' mailboxes and can be accessed online.
Graduate students at US institutions are invited to apply for the 2016 Communicating Science Workshop, to be held 9-11 June 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Applications are due 1 March.
For their commitment and service to the Society, we annually acknowledge and thank our members reaching their 25th, 30th, 35th, etc. anniversaries. Please let us know if your name is missing from this year's list.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Günther Elste, who passed away 27 December 2015.
At their gathering in Kissimmee, the AAS's elected leaders approved budgets, appointed committees, and took other actions to guide the activities of the Society.
Congratulations to the winners of the latest Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award poster competition from the 227th AAS meeting!
The Dark Energy Survey (DES) Collaboration announces the public release of catalogs and other data products from its Science Verification data.
Voting for the AAS election of officers and councilors will close at 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, 31 January 2016. The best way to ensure that your voice is heard is to vote!
The AAS Employment Committee requests your feedback on the career guidance and professional development events during the 227th AAS meeting.
Hundreds of snapshots from the January 2016 AAS meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, have been posted in our online gallery at photos.aas.org.
AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.
A special session drawing about 150 people was held at the January 2016 AAS meeting to summarize the main outcomes and draft recommendations from the inaugural Inclusive Astronomy 2015 (IA2015) meeting.
This is an open invitation to help improve future learning in astronomy by sharing what knowledge, skills, tools and techniques, and habits of thinking you use in the practice of your science.
The 227th meeting of the AAS in Kissimmee, Florida, has wrapped up. If you weren’t able to attend the many policy-related sessions, then let this serve as a summary of the main points from each session. Update: Link to recordings of the plenary sessions has been added.
Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope (WWT), a scriptable, interactive, open-source “universe information system” for exploring the multiwavelength sky, has a new institutional home: the American Astronomical Society.
The AAS Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) is pleased to award the 2016 Laboratory Astrophysics Prize to Peter Beiersdorfer and the inaugural LAD Early Career Award to François Lique.
The bad news about sexual harassment in astronomy is actually good news, because we're talking about the issue openly.