Beth Brown Memorial Award Winners for 2022

5 Dec 2022
At its recent meeting, the National Society of Black Physicists chose the winners of the AAS-sponsored Beth Brown Memorial Awards for oral and poster presentations.

Call for Nominations for the 2023 Gruber Prize

1 Dec 2022
Nominations for the Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize are invited annually from the fields of astronomy, cosmology, mathematics, and the philosophy of science. Deadline: 15 December 2022.

AAS CSMA Micro-Grants Program Awards Update

29 Nov 2022
The Committee on the Status of Minorities in Astronomy's Micro-Grants Program awarded 15 grants of $650 each to BIPOC students in 2022 to support their astronomy/physics graduate school application costs.

Get Your Copy of the AAS 2021 Annual Report

29 Nov 2022
The Society's annual report for calendar year 2021 is now available online. It includes a financial report and summarizes membership, meetings, publishing, and other activities.

Update on JWST Name

14 Nov 2022
The AAS Board of Trustees shares a brief update about the response of NASA to the JWST name and process. AAS Style Guide specifies that the acronym JWST need not be spelled out upon first use.

Why Is the AAS Meeting So Expensive?

14 Nov 2022
The 241st AAS meeting will be a fully hybrid meeting; while it carries dramatic benefits, the registration rates are a bit higher. Here we provide a detailed explanation of why hybrid meetings are more expensive.

Robotic Telescope Labs for Survey-Level Undergraduates

10 Nov 2022
In this Education Committee blog, guest author Daniel Reichart gives an overview of “Our Place In Space!” — a unique survey-level curriculum that leverages “Skynet” and has now been adopted by 30 institutions.

Gaia Collaboration to Receive 2023 Berkeley Prize

9 Nov 2022
The Gaia collaboration, which is responsible for the spacecraft that is currently building the largest and most precise three-dimensional map of our galaxy, will receive the 2023 Lancelot M. Berkeley − New York Community...

An Updated COVID-19 Policy for AAS 241

7 Nov 2022
We are revising our COVID-19 health and safety policy for the 241st AAS meeting in Seattle to include a mask mandate alongside our (unchanged) vaccine and booster requirement.