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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

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

Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2016 will convene in Medellín, Colombia, next 16-20 May. Abstracts for oral presentations, posters, and workshops are now welcome. Deadline: 25 January 2016.

05 Nov 2015

Monday, 19 October 2015, is set to be a night of astronomy on the South Lawn of the White House and all across the nation. Here are 10 tips for gathering friends and family to stargaze together.

14 Oct 2015

Our fourth annual AAS Astronomy Ambassadors workshop on effective outreach for early-career scientists will be held at the 227th AAS meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, in January. Applications are due by 19 October 2015.

27 Aug 2015

The AAS seeks full members interested in making 2- to 3-day visits to community colleges and minority-serving institutions that don't grant degrees in astronomy.

28 Jan 2015

You're invited to submit an abstract for the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle in January to share ideas for astronomy-themed public-outreach events and programs for the International Year of Light 2015.

15 Sep 2014

If you're an early-career astronomer originally from Scotland, you might have a role in a new TV program meant to inspire young Scots to consider careers in science.

05 Dec 2013

The AAS will cease publication of AER at the end of 2013; the journal's full archive will remain available online. A task force will be created to develop ideas for expanding the Society's investment in other types of astronomy-education activities.

14 Jun 2013