For extraordinary achievement by AAS members in research and publication, techniques and instrumentation, education and outreach, and service to astronomy and to the Society itself.
Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy
For outstanding research and promise for future research by a North American postdoctoral female astronomer within five years of receiving her PhD.
Beatrice M. Tinsley Prize
For an outstanding research contribution to astronomy or astrophysics, of an exceptionally creative or innovative character.
Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award (nonmember may nominate)
For an achievement in astronomical research by an amateur astronomer — a person not employed in astronomy in a professional capacity — who is resident in North America.
Chambliss Astronomical Writing Prize
For astronomy writing for an academic audience, specifically textbooks at either the upper-division undergraduate or graduate level.
Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics
For outstanding mid-career work in astrophysics; awarded jointly by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the AAS and funded by the Heineman Foundation.
For outstanding contributions to the education of the public, students, and/or the next generation of professional astronomers.
George Van Biesbroeck Prize
For long-term extraordinary or unselfish service to astronomy, often beyond the requirements of a paid position.
Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy
For a significant recent contribution to observational or theoretical astronomy by a North American astronomer less than 36 years of age and within eight years of receiving their PhD.
Henry Norris Russell Lectureship
For a lifetime of eminence in astronomical research.
Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation
For the design, invention, or significant improvement of instrumentation (not software) by an individual of any nationality leading to advances in astronomy.
Newton Lacy Pierce Prize in Astronomy
For outstanding recent achievement based on measurements of radiation from an astronomical object by a North American astronomer younger than 36 years of age.