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20 Jun, 2017, 15:31 ET Solar Eclipse Across America: Science, Yes, and So Much More!

Astronomers and solar physicists will be out in force during this summer's total eclipse of the Sun (https://eclipse.aas.org/eclipse-america), now...


15 Mar, 2017, 09:53 ET Solar Eclipse Experts Converge on Columbia, South Carolina

On Monday, August 21st, a total eclipse of the Sun will cross the United States from coast to coast, giving tens of millions of people within a...


14 Oct, 2016, 16:36 ET An Evening Exploring the Solar System and Beyond

More than 1,200 space scientists are coming to Pasadena, California, for the joint 48th meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) of the...


31 Dec, 2015, 10:54 ET Public Invited to "Star Party" at Gaylord Palms Resort

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Astronomical Society invites the public to look through telescopes...


12 May, 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...


31 Dec, 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/ —...


31 May, 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...


08 May, 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...


07 May, 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...


08 Jan, 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...


06 Jan, 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...


01 Nov, 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...


01 Oct, 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...


12 Jun, 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...


25 Jan, 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...


25 Apr, 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...


14 Feb, 2007, 00:00 ET Media Invited to February 21-22 Conference on 'The Night' in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Journalists are invited to attend a conference on "The Night: Why Dark Hours are So Important," on...


28 Nov, 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...


03 Nov, 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...


26 Sep, 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...


20 Sep, 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...


02 May, 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...


31 Jan, 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...


18 Jan, 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...


04 Sep, 2003, 01:00 ET American Astronomical Society Endorses Hubble Space Telescope - James Webb Space Telescope Transition Panel Report

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In a statement released today, the American Astronomical Society, the largest professional scientific...