About the AAS



Dr. Kevin B. Marvel
Dr. Kevin B. Marvel
AAS Executive Officer
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Current Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the AAS and is responsible for the management, direction and control of the affairs and the property of the AAS. The official record of Board actions and resolutions is kept in the AAS Secretary's Office.

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Strategic Assembly

The Strategic Assembly is responsible for the Society's long-term strategic direction. Composed of the Board of Trustees, Division Chairs, and Committee Chairs, the Strategic Assembly is positioned to drive the Society's strategic planning to new levels of impact.

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Past Officers and Trustees

Lists all officers and councilors/trustees that have served since the AAS was founded in 1899.

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Society Resolutions

AAS Resolutions related to research, education, society, and astronomy as a profession.

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Society Resolutions Whose Period of Relevance Has Passed

AAS Council resolutions related to research, education, society, and astronomy as a profession but whose period of relevance has passed.

08 Aug 2017 - Governance

Society Policies

The AAS is moving forward with a change in governance structure and function that will result in many matters previously documented in the Society’s Bylaws migrating to Policies. This transition in still in progress. The policies established by the Board of Trustees will be added to this page in the near future.

08 Aug 2017 - Governance

Vote in AAS and Division Elections

If you're eligible to vote in the 2023 AAS Election, please cast your ballot before 31 January 2023.


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Strategic Plan

The AAS Strategic Assembly recently completed a lengthy strategic planning process, and we are pleased to announce a new strategic plan to guide our organization over the next five years.

The Society will review its goals annually at the Board of Trustees and Strategic Assembly meetings and will make modifications and add action items as needs arise.

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AAS Mission and Vision Statement

The mission of the American Astronomical Society is to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe as a diverse and inclusive astronomical community.

16 Jul 2021 - Governance

Information on Light Pollution, Radio Interference and Space Debris

General sources of information on light pollution, radio interference, and space debris.

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Past AAS Task Forces Final Reports

A list of all AAS Task Forces that have completed their work and have presented their final reports to the Board of Trustees.

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