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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

The Every Student Succeeds Act reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, rewrites No Child Left Behind, and aims to strengthen education in science, technology, engineering, and math.

14 Dec 2015
Meg Urry

Data show only a weak correlation between Graduate Record Exam scores and success in grad school. Worse, there are stronger correlations of score with gender and race.

09 Dec 2015

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

The AAS seeks information from department chairs to make our "College Departments Offering Astronomy Related Degrees" page more complete and up to date.

22 Oct 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

If you have successfully integrated meaningful research experiences into your undergraduate curriculum, a new website from the Council on Undergraduate Research wants to share your story with the broader community.

30 Sep 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

Are you bringing research experiences into introductory classes on your campus? Please share your thoughts, comments, stories, and experiences with the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy.

07 Jul 2015

The nonprofit EnCorps STEM Teachers Program is recruiting professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math into new careers in education — currently in California, but eventually in other states too.

08 Apr 2015