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William J. Borucki of NASA's Kepler mission has been selected by the Franklin Institute to receive the 2016 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science, the latest in a growing list of accolades for the exoplanet hunter.

16 Nov 2015

On behalf of our members and along with the International Astronomical Union (based in Paris), AAS President Meg Urry expresses solidarity with the people of France in the wake of Paris terrorist attacks.

14 Nov 2015

If you think the news media may be interested in your oral or poster presentation at the 227th AAS meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, in January, please consult with your institutional public-information officer and ask him or her to contact AAS press officer Rick Fienberg.

13 Nov 2015

SGMA, established by the AAS Council to promote equality for sexual-orientation and gender minorities within our profession, succeeds the Working Group on LGBTIQ Equality (WGLE).

12 Nov 2015

Eight winners and six honorable mentions will receive support to present their dissertation talks at the 227th AAS meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, in January.

11 Nov 2015

AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.

10 Nov 2015

The National Academies' committee for the midterm assessment of the implementation of the New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics decadal survey seeks your input.

10 Nov 2015

Reminders to renew your AAS membership were mailed last month. If you recently mailed a payment or renewed online, thank you! If not, now is the time. Don't let your membership benefits lapse!

10 Nov 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 countdown has begun for the 227th AAS meeting, Monday-Friday, 4-8 January 2016, in Kissimmee, Florida, just outside Orlando and only an hour’s drive from Cape Canaveral and the historic Space Coast.

05 Nov 2015