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Governance Tage Definition: Relates to Council, Council Actions, Elections, Resolutions, Statements, Policies, Bylaws, President's Column, Death Notices for past-officers, etc. Only relates to Committees as a whole, use individual tags (e.g. Light, Women) for committee actions and articles.


[Please note: The AAS Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws are now published on separate pages. You can find the Articles of Incorporation at]

BYLAWS OF AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY organized under the District of Columbia, USA Nonprofit Society Act of 2010 (the “Act”) (Effective as of 1 August 2017)



Society Policies

The AAS is moving forward with a change in governance structure and function that will result in many matters previously documented in the Society’s Bylaws migrating to Policies. This transition in still in progress. The policies established by the Board of Trustees will be added to this page in the near future.


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