A blog from the American Astronomical Society about next month’s total solar eclipse in the US
(American Institute of Physics) The American Institute of Physics and the American Astronomical Society announced today, on behalf of the Heineman Foundation for Research, Educational, Charitable, and Scientific Purposes, that California...Show More Summary
New simulations from Harvard University undergraduate Eden Girma and her mentor, James Guillochon, an Einstein fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, presented January 4 at the American Astronomical Society’s annual meeting in Texas, suggest that our galaxy’s massive black...
At the American Astronomical Society meeting in Texas, astronomers got together to debate the pros and cons of engineering Earth’s climate to save the planet.
I’M NOT SAYING IT’S ALIENS… BUT IT’S ALIENS: Mysterious Planet Nine is making sun tilt, adding ‘wobble’ to the solar system. Caltech researchers announced the findings at the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences meeting Wednesday — nine months after the group initially reported about the massive planet lurking at the outer reaches of […]
It's been over a year since new Horizon's historic flyby of Pluto in July 2015, but it continues to send back data from that brief encounter as it heads out of the Solar System. At the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary...Show More Summary
The American Astronomical Society has endorsed the vision of the 2015 Inclusive Astronomy meeting
NASA researchers have announced the discovery of the largest known planet to orbit twin suns. The announcement was made at at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society, and the team’s findings will be published in an upcoming issue of the Astrophysical Journal. The planet, Kepler 1647-b,...
Alaska Airlines delayed a flight on Tuesday, March 8 so passengers could watch the total solar eclipse in mid-air. Amazing footage of the event comes from seat 6F, where American Astronomical Society’s Mike Kentrianakis was seated. A very enthusiastic Kentrianakis offers commentary on the event, describing the eclipse, especially the very beautiful “diamond ring” event.
Microsoft Research announced WorldWide Telescope (WWT) project back in 2007. After several years, Microsoft open sourced the project in July 2015. Today, Microsoft announced that they are moving WWT from Microsoft Research to become part of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and a migration to Microsoft Azure. The adoption of WWT by the AAS is a great […]
Microsoft has announced that its WorldWide Telescope (WWT) project is being offloaded from Microsoft’s research division and onto the American Astronomical Society (ASA), the professional body for astronomers in North America. To recap,...Show More Summary
I am very honored to let y’all know that I have received the David N. Schramm Science Journalism Award for 2016! The annual award is given by the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society, the largest society...Show More Summary
Astronomers with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) announced that a distant quasar ran out of gas. Their conclusions, reported Jan. 8 at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, clarify why quasar SDSS J1011+5442 changed so dramatically in the handful of years between observations. read more
The Sun is still active enough to generate high-energy super X-class flares, according to new multi-spectral analyses of other nearby sun-like stars being presented at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Florida.
If you love black holes, this week’s annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society didn’t disappoint.
If you thought the Kepler mission’s glory days were over, think again. Today at the 227th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, astronomers announced a whopping 234 new exoplanet candidates discovered by Kepler in 2014. The best part? All of them are just tens of light years away. Read more...
New Horizons probe (Illustration: NASA) It was a busy week for space news, thanks to the annual meeting of the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. Planetary scientists no doubt wore out the “Let It Go” selection on the karaoke machine, but only after dropping some exciting new knowledge about our solar system. Show More Summary
Since the late 1980s, scientists have discovered nearly 5,000 planetary bodies orbiting stars other than the sun. But astronomers are still working on what exactly we should call them. Today at an American Astronomical Society meeting,...Show More Summary
I'll be reporting all week from Washington, D.C. from the 47th annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. Expect lots of news from New Horizons, Dawn, Cassini, MAVEN, WISE, and Rosetta missions, not to mention ground-based telescopes, plus a variety of other sources.
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