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About the Site

AAS Nova strives to share current astrophysical research published in the AAS journals: The Astronomical Journal (AJ), The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), The Astrophysical Journal Letters (ApJL), The Astrophysical Journal Supplements (ApJS), The Planetary Science Journal (PSJ), and Research Notes of the AAS (RNAAS).

Our goal is simultaneously to gain broader exposure for our authors’ exemplary work, and to provide astrophysics researchers and enthusiasts access to a stream of curated and digested current astrophysics research content.

Highlights feature research articles that are selected because they are of particular importance or are of potential interest to a broad community. Highlights are brief, single-page summaries of the research and results, presented within the context of the field.

Additional selected research articles are featured in the Journals Digest, accompanied by single-sentence summaries of their results or impact.

AAS Nova also occasionally publishes Featured Images (especially interesting figures or images from recent papers, accompanied by brief descriptions) and AAS Publishing News articles (updates on new initiatives or changes from the AAS journals, ebooks, and other publishing endeavors). We also regularly reprint Astrobites articles written by graduate students.


About the Editors

Susanna Kohler

Susanna Kohler received her BS in physics from University of California at Santa Barbara in 2008 and her PhD in astrophysics from University of Colorado Boulder in 2014. Her dissertation work focused on studying and modeling the extremely energetic outflows from active black holes at galactic centers.

Susanna is an administrator and former author for Astrobites and a founding organizer of ComSciCon, a science communication workshop series for graduate students. Susanna has pursued outreach in astronomy and physics for over a decade, both as a public speaker and as a freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in a variety of online publications.

You can view a list of Susanna’s AAS Nova articles here.

Kerry Hensley

Kerry Hensley received a BA in astrophysics and Chinese from Williams College in 2014 and will receive a PhD in astronomy from Boston University in 2021. Her dissertation work focuses on understanding how solar ultraviolet and X-ray photons affect layers of charged particles in the atmospheres of Venus and Mars.

Kerry was the inaugural AAS Media Fellow, an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellow, and an author for Astrobites. She is thrilled to rejoin the AAS team as the Communications Specialist and to highlight new findings about our universe on AAS Nova.

You can view a list of Kerry’s AAS Nova articles here.


Contact Us

AAS Nova
Susanna Kohler, Editor
Kerry Hensley, Editor
Email: aasnova@aas.org

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