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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.

10 Jul 2017 - Press, Women, Minorities

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.

14 Aug 2017 - Press

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

01 Aug 2017 - Governance

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

01 Aug 2017 - Governance

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.

08 Aug 2017 - Governance

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.

29 Mar 2017 - Public Policy

This page contains pointers to resources that may be helpful to AAS members and others planning to participate in the March for Science on 22 April 2017.

25 Apr 2017

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.

27 Mar 2017

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.

22 Mar 2017

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.

16 Mar 2017 - Public Outreach