AAS Press Releases

Recent press releases issued by the American Astronomical Society. (If you're looking for press releases from other organizations, see Astronomy in the News.)

It’s Showtime! April’s Total Solar Eclipse Is Upon Us

28 Mar 2024
The day we’ve been impatiently waiting for is here! On Monday, 8 April 2024, the Moon will pass directly between Earth and the Sun, creating a total solar eclipse like the one that crossed the United States on 21 August...

AAS Names 21 New Fellows for 2024

1 Feb 2024
The American Astronomical Society is honoring 21 members for extraordinary achievement and service by naming them AAS Fellows. Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

Wen-fai Fong to Receive 2024 Berkeley Prize

23 Oct 2023
Wen-fai Fong of Northwestern University will receive the 2024 Lancelot M. Berkeley − New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy for her work advancing our understanding of explosive astrophysical...