Dana W. Longcope receives the 2021 Arctowski Medal

Dana W. Longcope receives the 2021 Arctowski Medal

Congratulations to Dana W. Longcope, Montana State University, Bozeman, winner of the 2021 National Academy of Sciences’ Arctowski Medal for ...
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Space Telescope Science Institute Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

As it celebrates its 40th anniversary STScI is looking forward to the future, including the October 2021 launch of NASA's ...
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Award winner Maritza Arias from Vicuña (left) and Padre Picetti (right)

Maritza Arias from Vicuña wins the 2020 AURA in Chile Padre Picetti Award

Maritza Arias, Director of the Academy of Astronomy and head of the mathematics department at the Leonardo da Vinci School ...
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COVID-19: Status of AURA Operations and Facilities

COVID-19: Status of AURA Operations and Facilities

UPDATE March 25 - In response to the continued COVID-19 outbreak in the US and Chile, AURA is announcing the ...
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AAS Fellows Matt Mountain and Heidi Hammel

Mountain and Hammel Selected as AAS Fellows

AURA congratulates Matt Mountain, AURA President, and Heidi Hammel, AURA Vice President for Science, for being selected as AAS Fellows ...
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Applications Open for the 2020 AURA in Chile Padre Picetti Award

Applications Open for the 2020 AURA in Chile Padre Picetti Award

AURA in Chile is now accepting applications for the 2020 AURA Padre Picetti Award, open to all science teachers in ...
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SATCON1 Report on Effects of Large Satellite Constellations on Astronomy

Astronomers and satellite operators agree there’s a problem; report explores practical ways to address it and identifies issues for further ...
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AURA Observatory: 5th Anniversary of the First Dark Sky Sanctuary in the World

AURA Observatory: 5th Anniversary of the First Dark Sky Sanctuary in the World

Five years ago, on 9 August 2015, at the International Astronomical Union General Assembly in Honolulu, Hawai’i, the International Dark-Sky ...
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Resources for #ShutdownSTEM

Resources for #ShutdownSTEM

#ShutdownSTEM, Wednesday June 10, is a day of international protest of systemic racism in research and academia calling for STEM ...
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Statement from AURA President, June 2020

These past few weeks have been heart wrenching, difficult and painful, in so many ways ...
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IAU-NRF Regional Office of Astronomy for Development Launched in North America

The North American Regional Office of Astronomy for Development was officially established on 29th January 2020 at a signing ceremony ...
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Barbara Lam appointed as AURA CFO

The Association of Universities in Astronomy (AURA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara Lam as Chief Financial Officer ...
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