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.)

Wen-fai Fong to Receive 2024 Berkeley Prize

23 Oct 2023
Wen-fai Fong of Northwestern University will receive the 2024 Lancelot M. Berkeley − New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy for her work advancing our understanding of explosive astrophysical...

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!

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!

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...