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 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!
AAS Names Recipients of 2024 Awards & Prizes
11 Jan 2024
The AAS has announced the recipients of its 2024 prizes for outstanding achievements in research and education.
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...
AAS & Big Kid Science Unveil Totality 3.0
25 Sep 2023
AAS and Big Kid Science have released version 3.0 of the Totality app, your solar eclipse companion, available free for iOS and Android smartphones.
AAS Names Stephen Taylor as Fred Kavli Plenary Lecturer for 243rd Meeting
17 Oct 2023
At our January 2024 meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Kavli lecture will be given by Stephen Taylor, an astrophysicist at Vanderbilt University and Chair of the NANOGrav Collaboration.
AAS Names Daniel Scolnic as Fred Kavli Plenary Lecturer for 242nd Meeting
19 Apr 2023
At our June 2023 meeting in Albuquerque, the Kavli lecture will be given by Daniel Scolnic of Duke University on the work of the Pantheon+SH0ES teams, which have made the leading measurements of the current expansion...
Countdown Begins for the Great North American Solar Eclipse!
4 Apr 2023
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 2017. At T minus 1 year, the countdown has begun!
AAS Names 22 New Fellows for 2023
8 Feb 2023
The American Astronomical Society is honoring 22 members for extraordinary achievement and service by naming them AAS Fellows. Congratulations to the Class of 2023!
AAS Names Recipients of 2023 Awards & Prizes
23 Jan 2023
The AAS has announced the recipients of its 2023 prizes for outstanding achievements in research and education.
Gaia Collaboration to Receive 2023 Berkeley Prize
9 Nov 2022
The Gaia collaboration, which is responsible for the spacecraft that is currently building the largest and most precise three-dimensional map of our galaxy, will receive the 2023 Lancelot M. Berkeley − New York Community...
Two Solar Eclipses Are Coming to America
14 Oct 2022
North America will soon be treated to two major solar eclipses: an annular ("ring of fire") eclipse on 14 October 2023 and a total solar eclipse (like the one in August 2017) on 8 April 2024. The countdown has begun!
AAS Names Jane Rigby as Fred Kavli Plenary Lecturer for 241st Meeting
6 Oct 2022
At our January 2023 meeting in Seattle, Washington, the Kavli lecture will be given by Jane Rigby, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Project Scientist for Operations for JWST.
AAS Names Additional Recipients of 2022 Awards & Prizes
31 May 2022
The AAS has announced the recipients of the remainder of its 2022 prizes for outstanding achievements in research and education.
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...