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.)

AAS Journals Will Switch to Open Access

1 Sep 2021
Research results in astronomy, solar physics, and planetary science are about to become more widely accessible to scientists and the public alike. The AAS journals will be fully open access as of 1 January 2022.

2021 Pierce Prize Goes to Courtney Dressing

14 Apr 2021
Exoplanet researcher Courtney Dressing (University of California, Berkeley) will receive the Newton Lacy Pierce Prize, rounding out the roster of AAS prize winners for 2021.

AAS Names Two More Prize Recipients for 2021

18 Feb 2021
The American Astronomical Society has named the latest recipients of its Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy and Beatrice M. Tinsley Prize, adding to the roster of 2021 AAS prize winners.

AAS Names 31 New Fellows for 2021

2 Feb 2021
The American Astronomical Society is honoring 31 members for extraordinary achievement and service by naming them AAS Fellows. Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

AAS Names Recipients of 2021 Awards & Prizes

12 Jan 2021
At its 237th semiannual meeting, held virtually in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the AAS announced the recipients of its 2021 prizes for outstanding achievements in research and education.