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.)
AAS & Big Kid Science Unveil Totality 3.0
25 Sep 2023
AAS and Big Kid Science have released version 3.0 of the Totality app, your solar eclipse companion, available free for iOS and Android smartphones.
AAS Names Daniel Scolnic as Fred Kavli Plenary Lecturer for 242nd Meeting
19 Apr 2023
At our June 2023 meeting in Albuquerque, the Kavli lecture will be given by Daniel Scolnic of Duke University on the work of the Pantheon+SH0ES teams, which have made the leading measurements of the current expansion...
Countdown Begins for the Great North American Solar Eclipse!
4 Apr 2023
On Monday, 8 April 2024, the Moon will pass directly between Earth and the Sun, creating a total solar eclipse like the one that crossed the United States on 21 August 2017. At T minus 1 year, the countdown has begun!
AAS Names 22 New Fellows for 2023
8 Feb 2023
The American Astronomical Society is honoring 22 members for extraordinary achievement and service by naming them AAS Fellows. Congratulations to the Class of 2023!
AAS Names Recipients of 2023 Awards & Prizes
23 Jan 2023
The AAS has announced the recipients of its 2023 prizes for outstanding achievements in research and education.
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...
Two Solar Eclipses Are Coming to America
14 Oct 2022
North America will soon be treated to two major solar eclipses: an annular ("ring of fire") eclipse on 14 October 2023 and a total solar eclipse (like the one in August 2017) on 8 April 2024. The countdown has begun!
AAS Names Jane Rigby as Fred Kavli Plenary Lecturer for 241st Meeting
6 Oct 2022
At our January 2023 meeting in Seattle, Washington, the Kavli lecture will be given by Jane Rigby, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Project Scientist for Operations for JWST.
AAS Names Additional Recipients of 2022 Awards & Prizes
31 May 2022
The AAS has announced the recipients of the remainder of its 2022 prizes for outstanding achievements in research and education.
AIP Report: Harassment, Discrimination in Astronomy Takes Many Forms
29 Mar 2022
A new report from the American Institute of Physics goes beyond the numbers to examine types of harassment and discrimination experienced by members of the astronomy community over the span of a decade, highlighting the...
Thousands of New Astronomical Images Highlighted in Latest Release of AAS WorldWide Telescope
15 Feb 2022
The latest version of AAS WorldWide Telescope, WWT 2022, has launched, revealing new data and capabilities and providing an even more powerful astronomy visualization toolkit for astronomers, educators, and enthusiasts...
New Tool Launches for Astronomy Software Users
9 Feb 2022
The AAS, Zenodo, and the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) have launched the Asclepias portal and broker, resources that connect software tools with scientific results to make research progress in astronomy faster...
AAS Names Recipients of 2022 Awards & Prizes
2 Feb 2022
The AAS has announced the recipients of some of its 2022 prizes for outstanding achievements in research and education.
AAS Names 23 New Fellows for 2022
5 Jan 2022
The American Astronomical Society is honoring 23 members for extraordinary achievement and service by naming them AAS Fellows. Congratulations to the Class of 2022!
AAS Names Jane Greaves as Fred Kavli Plenary Lecturer for 239th Meeting
24 Nov 2021
At AAS 239 in January 2022, the Fred Kavli Plenary Lecture will be given by Jane Greaves on the unexpected discovery of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus and its implications for the possibility of life.