As our AAS Publishing team discovered, getting the Astro2020 science white papers into the Bulletin of the AAS wasn't easy and involved a lot more work than anyone expected.
The International Astronomical Union will now review applications for new members (including junior members, i.e., recent PhD recipients) annually rather than only once every three years.
Sheperd Doeleman (Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian) is being honored with the 2020 Berkeley prize for his scientific contributions to, and his leadership of, the Event Horizon Telescope.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the Women in Astronomy blog gives a shout-out to the many women who helped make possible the first landing of humans on another world.
AAS President Megan Donahue offers some thoughts on the controversy over the future of telescopes atop Maunakea, Hawaii.
The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy invites you to share your memories of Dr. E Margaret Burbidge, who turns 100 this year, by 2 August.
The award-winning science series NOVA will premiere a groundbreaking five-part miniseries, The Planets, on four successive Wednesdays as part of the PBS “Summer of Space.”
The New York Hall of Science is presenting a new exhibition entitled "Imaging Women in the Space Age" to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. The exhibit runs from 13 July to 3 November 2019.
Here's a detailed report from our Bahcall Public Policy Fellow on the inaugural meeting of the Astro2020 steering committee, held in Washington, DC, 15-17 July 2019.
Slidecasts of 12 invited talks and prize lectures presented at the 2019 summer AAS meeting in St. Louis, MO, are now online for members. Sign in to view them at your leisure.