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Our fifth annual AAS Astronomy Ambassadors workshop on effective outreach for early-career scientists will be held at the 229th AAS meeting in Grapevine, Texas, in January. Applications are due by 17 October 2016.

07 Sep 2016

Since 1999 this series of popular lectures at Foothill College in Los Altos, California, has featured noted astronomers explaining the latest celestial discoveries and ideas in everyday language.

07 Jul 2016

Submit your white papers on education, professional development, and public outreach, and the Society's role in these areas, to the AAS Education Task Force by 12 May.

03 May 2016

The AAS Council has created a task force to provide the AAS with a data-driven, well-considered path for the future of the Society’s educational philosophy and activities. Your input is requested!

28 Apr 2016

The AAS Education Task Force invites the submission of white papers on education, professional development, and public outreach and the Society's role in these areas.

20 Apr 2016

StudySoup, an online peer-to-peer learning marketplace, has launched a new scholarship program open to high school seniors through graduate students. Deadline for fall 2016 semester scholarship: 1 October 2016

08 Apr 2016

President Obama hosted the first ever White House Science Fair six years ago and will host the final fair of his administration on Wednesday, 13 April. Watch online at

30 Mar 2016

We're looking for DC-area members to represent the Society and share the excitement of physics and astronomy with kids of all ages at the USASEF, 14-17 April 2016, in the Washington Convention Center.

25 Feb 2016

AAS member Stefan Kautsch shares an op-ed piece he recently published in several Florida newspapers to explain to the public why what astronomers do is important.

09 Feb 2016

A new report from the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center examines what new physics PhDs from the classes of 2013 and 2014 are doing the year after receiving their degrees.

04 Feb 2016