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.)

American Astronomical Society Joins March for Science

27 Mar 2017
The AAS has joined with more than 100 other scientific organizations across all disciplines to become an official partner of the March for Science scheduled for Saturday, 22 April, in Washington, DC, and more than 400...

AAS Awards 31 Mini-Grants for August 2017 Solar Eclipse

14 Mar 2017
Thirty-one outreach projects in 21 states are receiving mini-grants up to $5,000 from the AAS to prepare the public for this year’s most anticipated celestial spectacle: the first total eclipse of the Sun to touch the US...

AAS Announces 2017 Award Recipients

9 Jan 2017
At its 229th semiannual meeting last week in Grapevine, Texas, the AAS named the recipients of its 2017 prizes for outstanding achievements in research, instrument development, and education.

AAS Launches Solar Eclipse Website & Mini-Grants Program

2 Dec 2016
The AAS has launched a new website, eclipse.aas.org, to help prepare the country for next year’s most anticipated celestial spectacle: the first total eclipse of the Sun to touch the U.S. mainland since 1979 and the...

AAS Nova Wins Online Media Award

14 Jun 2016
AAS Nova, a 10-month-old website featuring research highlights from the Astronomical Journal and the Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), won “Best Health / Education News Site” at the Drum Online Media Awards on 7 June 2016....

American Astronomical Society Partners with Astrobites

13 Jun 2016
At its 228th meeting now under way in San Diego, California, the American Astronomical Society announced that it will begin sponsoring Astrobites, the widely acclaimed daily blog, written by graduate students in...

AAS Assumes Leadership of WorldWide Telescope

16 Jan 2016
Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope (WWT), a scriptable, interactive, open-source “universe information system” for exploring the multiwavelength sky, has a new institutional home: the American Astronomical Society.

AAS Announces 2016 Award Recipients

15 Jan 2016
At its 227th semiannual meeting last week in Kissimmee, Florida, the AAS named the recipients of its 2016 prizes for outstanding achievements in research, instrument development, education, and service.