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May 12, 2014, 15:50 ET

Public Invited to "Star Party" on Boston Common

The American Astronomical Society is inviting the public to look through telescopes on historic Boston Common during the 224th AAS meeting...

Dec 31, 2013, 16:55 ET

"Super Bowl of Astronomy" Touches Down in the Nation's Capital

Public is invited to interact with astronomers at AAS meeting in National Harbor. WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —...

May 31, 2013, 09:00 ET

Public Invited to Join Astronomers in Indianapolis June 3-4

 The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is inviting the public to view Saturn through a telescope and to hear a special presentation on...

May 08, 2013, 09:00 ET

Astronomy Enthusiasts Invited to Meet with Professional Counterparts

 The Indy 500 happens twice this year: once in late May, when the world's elite auto racers converge on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and...

May 07, 2013, 12:49 ET

Astronomers to Share Wonders of the Universe with Students

Indianapolis-area middle- and high-school students are invited to enjoy a FREE out-of-this-world experience next month during the 222nd meeting of...

Jan 08, 2013, 10:06 ET

"Mohawk Guy" to Share Mars Curiosity Experience with So. Cal. Students

Students will interact with astronomers at AAS meeting in Long Beach today.  Hundreds of Southern California middle- and high-school...

Jan 06, 2013, 12:19 ET

Scientists Gather in Long Beach for "Super Bowl of Astronomy"

California Reps. Chu & Rohrabacher to give presentations open to the public. Long Beach is the "Waterfront Center of Southern...

Nov 01, 2012, 09:00 ET

American Astronomical Society Names New Director Of Public Policy

The American Astronomical Society (AAS), the foremost professional organization for research astronomers in North America, is pleased to announce...

Oct 01, 2012, 12:00 ET

Asteroid Expert To Give Free Public Talk At Planetary Science Meeting In Reno

More than 600 astronomers from all over the world will convene in Reno, Nevada, in mid-October for the annual meeting of the American Astronomical...

Jun 12, 2012, 08:00 ET

Nobel Prize-Winning Astrophysicist to Speak in Anchorage June 12

Presentation on the accelerating universe is free and open to the public. Astrophysicist Brian P. Schmidt, co-winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize...

Jan 25, 2008, 00:00 ET

America's Astronomers Urge United States Government to Consult Scientific Community in Prioritizing Science Programs Funding

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Astronomical Society (AAS), the national organization of professional astronomers in...

Apr 25, 2007, 01:00 ET

American Astronomical Society Selects Institute of Physics Publishing As New Publishing Partner

WASHINGTON, April 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Astronomical Society has selected IOP Publishing Ltd. as the new publisher for its...

Nov 28, 2006, 00:00 ET

American Astronomical Society Releases Statement on the NSF Astronomy Senior Review Report

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Astronomical Society, the largest professional organization for research astronomers in the...

Nov 03, 2006, 00:00 ET

American Astronomical Society Applauds HST Servicing Mission

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Astronomical Society (AAS), the largest professional organization for research astronomers in...

Sep 26, 2006, 01:00 ET

Nation's Astronomers Continue Dialog with NASA Administrator Mike Griffin

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Astronomical Society (AAS), the largest professional organization for research astronomers in...

Sep 20, 2005, 01:00 ET

American Astronomical Society Supports the Teaching of Evolution in United States Science Classes and States That 'Intelligent Design' Is Non-Scientific and Should Not Be Taught to the Nation's Children

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In a statement released today (and included in its entirety below), the American Astronomical Society, the...

May 02, 2005, 01:00 ET

American Astronomical Society Calls Cuts to NASA Science Funding a Threat to US Pre-eminence in Space

WASHINGTON, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Astronomical Society released a statement today (included in whole below and available at the AAS...

Jan 31, 2005, 00:00 ET

American Astronomical Society Sets Goals for Improving Gender Equity in Astronomy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has endorsed a new set of recommendations to improve the status of...

Jan 18, 2005, 00:00 ET

American Astronomical Society Endorses National Research Council Report on 'The Assessment of Options for Extending the Life of Hubble Space Telescope'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In a statement released today, the American Astronomical Society, the largest professional scientific...

Sep 27, 2004, 01:00 ET

Chile and the United States: Partners in Astronomy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, September 29th, the American Astronomical Society, the Embassy of Chile and the University of...