Distinguished Astronomers Elected to National Academy of Sciences
4 May 2010
Four members of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. The election was...
U.S. Astronomers Make Case for Science During Annual Congressional Visits Day
26 April 2010
Sixteen members of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) are traveling to Washington, DC, April 28-29 to meet with U.S. policy makers and express thanks and appreciation to Congress for recent appropriations in support...
Astronomy Education Review
28 Jan 2010
Thomas A. Hockey, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Northern Iowa, was named Editor-in-Chief of Astronomy Education Review. He formally assumed this role on January 1, 2010, but he has been working with the...
Astronomers Honored for Excellence in Research, Education, and Writing
14 January 2010
At its winter meeting last week in Washington, DC, the American Astronomical Society honored more than a dozen distinguished astronomers for their achievements in research, instrument development, education, and writing...
Distinguished Astronomers Elected as AAAS Fellows
18 December 2009
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...
Honolulu to Host Largest Astronomy Meeting Ever in 2015
22 September 2009
The world’s largest meeting of professional astronomers is coming to the Hawaii Convention Center in 2015. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) will hold its triennial General Assembly August 3-14, 2015, in...
AAS Gears Up for Expanded Role in Science Journalism, Education & Outreach
31 Aug 2009
With the addition of several new staff members and volunteers, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) is strengthening its position as a leading advocate for and facilitator of excellence in astronomy journalism...
Call Your Members of Congress and Have Them Support Science in Stimulus Bill
18 January 2009
This Action Alert calls upon AAS members to call, FAX or write their members of Congress and Congressional Leadership and ask that they urge the House / Senate conference committee to support strong funding for basic...
AAS Supports the Teaching of Evolution
20 September 2008
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.
Call Your Member of Congress to Support Science
15 September 2008
This Action Alert calls upon AAS members to call their member of Congress and ask that they sign onto the Ehlers-Foster Support Science letter to the House leadership and the chair and ranking member of the...
Senate Amendment to Increase NASA Funding
21 May 2007
An amendment introduced in the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee would provide additional funds to NASA over the President's FY 2008 Budget Request.
AAS Action AlertWrite to Your Member of Congress to Support Pu-238 Production Restart
18 March 2007
This Action Alert calls upon the AAS membership to write to their member of Congress asking them to support the restart of Pu-238. A sample letter is included below. Please send this letter in the next two weeks for...
Marvel New AAS Executive Officer
10 February 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 10, 2006 Primary Contacts: Dr. Robert P. Kirshner, President, American Astronomical Society, 1-617-495-7519, firstname.lastname@example.org; Dr. Kevin B. Marvel, Deputy Executive Officer...
AAS Names Seven Prize Winners
25 January 2006
The American Astronomical Society announces the selection of seven prize winners.
Cuts To NASA Science Funding
2 May 2005
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.