AAS Issues Position Statement on Satellite Constellations
10 Jun 2019
In response to the launch by SpaceX of 60 Starlink satellites with plans for thousands more, the AAS Board of Trustees expresses concern over these satellites' potential to interfere with astronomical observations and...
IAU Dark Skies Kits Available for Education & Outreach
The International Astronomical Union's new dark skies kit, "Turn on the Night," is available at a discount to those who would like to use it to educate students and/or the public. Application deadline: 1 March.
Learn How to Preserve Dark Skies in the LED Era
The AAS Committee on Light Pollution, Radio Interference, and Space Debris will host a dark-sky LED workshop from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm PST on Monday, 7 January, at AAS 233 in Seattle.
Vienna Workshop on Light Pollution and Radio Interference
If you'll be in Austria for the IAU General Assembly, you're invited to a workshop on solutions to light pollution and radio interference to be held on 24 and 26 August at Vienna's Kuffner Observatory.
Protecting Dark Skies for Astronomy and Life
Presentations, photos, and videos from a workshop on successful strategies for reducing light pollution, hosted by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory at the 229th AAS meeting, are now available online.
Help Kick Off the International Year of Light in Seattle!
You're invited to submit an abstract for the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle in January to share ideas for astronomy-themed public-outreach events and programs for the International Year of Light 2015.
A Double Dose of Dark Skies in DC
Attendees at the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, are invited to attend two special events on Sunday and Monday related to light pollution and observatory site protection.