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 & AGU Awarded Grant to Advance Exoplanet Science

12 Jul 2018
The AAS and the American Geophysical Union have received a grant from The Kavli Foundation to advance exoplanet science through a joint steering committee, special sessions at both societies’ annual meetings, and topical...

Elena Aprile of XENON1T to Receive 2019 Berkeley Prize

18 Jun 2018
Elena Aprile (Columbia University) is being honored with the 2019 Berkeley prize for her leadership of the XENON project and its groundbreaking search for the weakly interacting massive particles (“WIMPs”) thought to...

AAS Names Recipients of 2018 Awards and Prizes

10 Jan 2018
At its 231st semiannual meeting near Washington, DC, the American Astronomical Society named the recipients of its 2018 prizes for outstanding achievements in scientific research, instrument development, and writing.

Research Notes of the AAS Are Back and Better Than Ever

30 Oct 2017
The AAS and its publications partner the Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing announce the return of Research Notes of the AAS (RNAAS) — short communications for the rapid publication and distribution of new and...

AAS Hails New Era of Multimessenger Astrophysics

19 Oct 2017
The American Astronomical Society applauds the many astronomers, physicists, engineers, and others involved in the amazing results shared this week on the first joint detection of gravitational waves and electromagnetic...

LIGO Team Members to Receive 2018 Berkeley Prize

27 Jul 2017
Three representatives of the team that developed the second-generation detectors for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and used them to detect oscillations in the fabric of space-time will...