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.)

Distinguished Astronomers Elected as AAAS Fellows

Eleven members of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), including its Executive Officer, Kevin B. Marvel, have been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science....

AAS Supports the Teaching of Evolution

American Astronomical Society Supports the Teaching of Evolution in United States Science Classes and states that "Intelligent Design” is non-Scientific and should not be Taught to the Nation’s Children.

Marvel New AAS Executive Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 10, 2006 Primary Contacts: Dr. Robert P. Kirshner, President, American Astronomical Society, 1-617-495-7519, rkirshner@cfa.harvard.edu; Dr. Kevin B. Marvel, Deputy Executive Officer,...

Cuts To NASA Science Funding

The American Astronomical Society released a statement today (included in whole below and available at the AAS website decrying the recently announced cuts to NASA astrophysics funding.

Servicing Hubble Important For Astronomy

Today the American Astronomical Society, the major professional organization for professional astronomy and space science researchers in the United States, released a policy statement on the servicing of the Hubble Space...

Loss of Columbia Crew

This morning, the President of the American Astronomical Society, Dr. Catherine A. Pilachowski, who holds the Kirkwood Chair in Astronomy at Indiana University Bloomington, sent the following letter of condolence to Mr....