American Astronomical Society

January 14, 2019

Astronomers foresee long future for Hubble

SEATTLE — Despite a recent problem with one of its instruments, managers of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope are confident that the mission can continue to operate […]
July 9, 2018

Kepler in safe mode amid concerns spacecraft is running out of fuel

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has paused science observations upon receiving indications that the spacecraft may be finally running out of fuel after more than nine […]
January 31, 2018

The James Webb Space Telescope finally takes shape

Last January, at the 229th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in suburban Dallas, astronomers were growing increasingly excited about the progress the James Webb […]
December 21, 2017

Haunted Again: Skull-Faced ‘Halloween Asteroid’ Returns in 2018

Astronomers will soon get another look at the big, ghoulishly weird space rock that buzzed Earth on Halloween three years ago. The roughly 2,100-foot-wide (640 meters) Halloween […]
November 17, 2017

Who’s Out There?—Time To Get Real?

For the August/September 2017 issue of PSMagazine.com, Louis Fabiani wrote an article called “How to Make Friends in Outer Space.” She describes our naive attempt to […]
August 7, 2017

The Great American Eclipse Is 2 Weeks Away. Are You Ready?

There are only two weeks until the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017. If you’re traveling into the path of totality, it’s time to make sure […]
January 29, 2017

Private Space Station Coming Soon? Company Aiming for 2020 Launch

Work is underway to establish the world’s first private, international commercial space station, a complex that would serve a global community of sovereign and private astronauts. […]
March 4, 2016

SpaceX Aims for Sunset Launch Today After Boats and Winds Delay Falcon 9 Liftoff and Landing Attempt – Live Webcast

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Alas SpaceX is now targeting Friday March 4 for the 5th attempt to launch their upgraded Falcon 9 carrying […]
March 1, 2016

NASA Astronaut Don Williams, Led Mission to Launch Jupiter Probe, Dies at 74

Donald Williams, a NASA astronaut who commanded a space shuttle mission that launched the first probe to orbit Jupiter, died Tuesday (Feb. 23). He was 74. […]