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An Atmospheric Scientist Explains Why That ‘Mini Ice Age’ News Is Bogus

Last week, a press release from the Royal Astronomical Society caught the British news media’s attention. It quickly spread to American outlets, and soon headlines blared across the Internet announcing the coming of a “mini ice age” in 15 years. Show More Summary

Slide Show: NASA’s Sunstruck Golden Age

Last month, at the two hundred and twenty-fifth annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society, a team of scientists presented a newly assembled Hubble Space Telescope panorama of the Andromeda galaxy, our nearest major galactic neighbor. Show More Summary

Ep. 70: How to Win a Nobel Prize

Just a couple of shows ago, we showed you how to get a career in astronomy. Now that you've got your career in astronomy, obviously the next goal is to win a Nobel prize. We're here at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Austin, which is just one tiny step that a person has to take before you get that Nobel prize. Show More Summary

Episode 40: American Astronomical Society Meeting, May 2007

Once again, Pamela does her duty as an astronomer and joins her colleagues at the American Astronomical Society's meeting, held in May, 2007 on Honolulu, Hawaii. With all that sand, surf and sun, how did anyone get any science done? Pamela tracked down the interesting stories, and brought them back so we could analyze them.

Episode 39: Astrology and UFOs

While Pamela's away at the American Astronomical Society meeting, we brought in a special guest to help debunk some of the pseudoscience that people mistake for astronomy. Dr Steven Novella from the Skeptic's Guide to the Universe gets to the bottom of astrology and UFOs, and why they're not real science.

Episode 20: What We Learned from the American Astronomical Society

It's astronomical society get together time, and we send Pamela to investigate and record. Hear the latest news that will make your text books out of date. Find out where all the dark matter is collecting, the identity of Kepler's supernova, and new insights into the closest, brightest supernova in recent memory.

‘Reactions’ Explains the Carl Sagan Quote ‘We Are Made of Star Stuff’ and How Stars Form the Elements

9 months agoHumor : Laughing Squid

A recent episode of The American Chemical Society series Reactions explains astronomer Carl Sagan’s famous quote “We are made of star stuff,” by explaining how the different elements on the periodic table are forged by stars, and how those elements came to form us. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Celestial Snapshots of My Favorite Conjunctions (Op-Ed)

11 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Victor Rogus is an American amateur astronomer and a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in London. This is the 10th in his series of exclusive posts about amateur astronomy. He contributed this article to's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Show More Summary

A Note on the State of Planetary Science

Heidi Hammel, the Chair of the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Science, reacts to the recent budget news and the uncertain future for planetary science at NASA.

New Hubble Image Yields Deepest Views Ever of the Universe --Reveals Monster Galaxies 100 Times More Massive than Milky Way

The first of a set of unprecedented, super-deep views of the universe from an ambitious collaborative program called The Frontier Fields is being released today at the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Washington, D.C. The long-exposure image...

Astronomers’ bold visions clash with limited budgets

This week, thousands of astronomers will gather outside Washington, DC, for the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). During the meeting, astronomers will share the latest results on everything from exoplanets to cosmology. Show More Summary

Mike Brown: Something's Weird With Kupier Object 2002 UX25

[Mike Brown] gave a presentation of these results at the 2013 meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society in October. At this point in the talk I stopped and had the ~100 people in the audience guess what the density of 2002 UX25 was going to be. Show More Summary

The 45th Division for Planetary Sciences meeting, Oct 6-11, 2013

The annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society begins on Sunday and runs for a week in Denver, Colorado. I'll be attending all week, bringing you the latest news from across the solar system.

Working Together - Scientists & Historians, Professionals & Amateurs

From October 6 to 11, two divisions of the American Astronomical Society - Planetary Science and History - are meeting together for a combined annual conference. There will be several opportunities for the public to participate: a free...Show More Summary

50 Years Ago, an Astronomer Discovered the First Unambiguous Exoplanet (or So He Thought)

In April 1963, at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Tucson, Ariz., Peter van de Kamp made what should have been a landmark announcement. By tracking the motion of a dim, nearby star across the night sky, he had uncovered an unseen object tugging ever so slightly on the star and perturbing its [...]

Statement from the AAS on Proposed Elimination of NASA Science Education & Public Outreach Programs

The American Astronomical Society has issued a strongly worded statement against NASA's proposed elimination of its education and public outreach programs, and I agree with it.

American Astronomical Society Criticizes NASA Planetary Science Budget

The AAS made a strong critique of proposed cuts to NASA's Planetary Science program today.

Scientists and advocates once again seek restoration of NASA planetary funding

The Planetary Society released this week a statement prepared “in collaboration” with the planetary sciences divisions of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and American Geophysical Union (AGU) about the current state of NASA’s planetary sciences program. Show More Summary

Professor Ken Freeman wins the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship

3 years agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ANU is celebrating another astronomical win: Professor Ken Freeman from The Australian National University has been awarded the American Astronomical Society’s top prize. The prestigious Henry Norris Russell Lectureship was awarded to...Show More Summary

A tale of two congresspeople

On Wednesday evening, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) hosted a “Space Science and Public Policy” event as part of its conference this week in Long Beach, California. The featured speakers were two members of Congress: Reps. Judy Chu (D-CA) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA). Their comments on policy issues for space science and related issues were [...]

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