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.)
AIP Report: Harassment, Discrimination in Astronomy Takes Many Forms
29 Mar 2022
A new report from the American Institute of Physics goes beyond the numbers to examine types of harassment and discrimination experienced by members of the astronomy community over the span of a decade, highlighting the...
Thousands of New Astronomical Images Highlighted in Latest Release of AAS WorldWide Telescope
15 Feb 2022
The latest version of AAS WorldWide Telescope, WWT 2022, has launched, revealing new data and capabilities and providing an even more powerful astronomy visualization toolkit for astronomers, educators, and enthusiasts...
New Tool Launches for Astronomy Software Users
9 Feb 2022
The AAS, Zenodo, and the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) have launched the Asclepias portal and broker, resources that connect software tools with scientific results to make research progress in astronomy faster,...
AAS Names Recipients of 2022 Awards & Prizes
2 Feb 2022
The AAS has announced the recipients of some of its 2022 prizes for outstanding achievements in research and education.
AAS Names 23 New Fellows for 2022
5 Jan 2022
The American Astronomical Society is honoring 23 members for extraordinary achievement and service by naming them AAS Fellows. Congratulations to the Class of 2022!
AAS Names Jane Greaves as Fred Kavli Plenary Lecturer for 239th Meeting
24 Nov 2021
At AAS 239 in January 2022, the Fred Kavli Plenary Lecture will be given by Jane Greaves on the unexpected discovery of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus and its implications for the possibility of life.
CHIME Fast Radio Burst Team to Receive 2022 Berkeley Prize
16 Nov 2021
The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment fast radio burst (CHIME/FRB) team, which discovered more than 500 new fast radio bursts in the first year of the detector’s operations, will receive the 2022 Lancelot M....
American Astronomical Society Supports Astro2020 Decadal Survey
5 Nov 2021
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) supports the Astro2020 decadal survey report that was released today in a public briefing webinar by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
SATCON2 Working Group Reports Released
29 Oct 2021
The full set of working-group reports has been released following the Satellite Constellations 2 conference to address the ongoing transformation of the night sky.
Conclusions from Satellite Constellations 2 Released
15 Oct 2021
A report from SATCON2 describes how a concerted, well-funded, collaborative effort is needed to address the ongoing transformation of the night sky.
AAS Joins Mentoring365 Program for Early Career Researchers
30 Sep 2021
The AAS has joined nine other organizations in a program focused on increasing student and early career researcher opportunities that may have been disrupted by COVID-19.
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.
American Astronomical Society Acquires Willmann-Bell Books, Atlases, and Software
16 Aug 2021
The AAS is pleased to announce the acquisition of the remarkable inventory of books, star atlases, and software produced and sold by Willmann-Bell, Inc., founded in 1973 by Perry and Patricia Remaklus.
Press Conference to Follow Satellite Constellations 2 (SATCON2) Workshop
12 Jul 2021
On 16 July 2021 astronomers will discuss findings from SATCON2 at a virtual media briefing on minimizing the negative impacts of satellite constellations on astronomy and the night sky.
Susanna Kohler Promoted to Communications Manager & Press Officer
4 May 2021
As Communications Manager at the AAS, Susanna Kohler will continue to oversee AAS Nova, will succeed Rick Fienberg as Press Officer, and will play an expanded role in the Society's communications efforts.