In response to alarming reports of potentially unsafe eclipse viewers flooding the market as the coast-to-coast solar eclipse of August 21st draws near, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) has revised some of its safety advice.
Three representatives of the team that developed the second-generation detectors for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and used them to detect oscillations in the fabric of space-time will share the 2018 Lancelot M. Berkeley - New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy.
Women of color working in astronomy and planetary science report more gender and racial harassment than any other group in the field, according to a new study revealing widespread harassment in these scientific disciplines.
The 21 August 2017 solar eclipse is much more than a scientific bonanza — it’s an opportunity for ordinary people from all walks of life to experience what is arguably nature’s most awesome spectacle.
On 21-22 March 2017, 16 members of the American Astronomical Society headed to Capitol Hill for AAS Congressional Visits Day (CVD) to get firsthand experience advocating for science.
The AAS has joined with more than 100 other scientific organizations across all disciplines to become an official partner of the March for Science scheduled for Saturday, 22 April, in Washington, DC, and more than 400 other cities across the world.
A new citizen-science project involving the AAS journals will rescue tens of thousands of potentially valuable cosmic images that are mostly dead to science and bring them fully back to life.
Thirty-one outreach projects in 21 states are receiving mini-grants up to $5,000 from the AAS to prepare the public for this year’s most anticipated celestial spectacle: the first total eclipse of the Sun to touch the US mainland since 1979 and the first to span the continent since 1918.
The AAS has joined with other scientific and engineering societies to send a letter to President Donald Trump objecting to his January 27th executive order on visas and immigration, which will reduce US science and engineering output to the detriment of America and Americans.