ESO/M. Kornmesser

Combining the award-winning IOP book program with the vast expertise of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) has enabled a wide range of topics to be explored in depth by expert authors in the most fascinating areas of astronomy and astrophysics. This growing collection of ebooks features celebrated authors and aims to further the AAS mission to “enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe”.

Browse titles in the collection.


Aimed at advanced-level students, researchers and scientists in the field, the AAS—IOP Astronomy book collection covers the most fascinating areas of astronomy, astrophysics, solar physics and planetary science, including:

Galaxies and cosmology, High-energy phenomena and fundamental physics, Stars and stellar physics, The solar system, exoplanets and astrobiology, Interstellar matter and the local universe, The sun and the heliosphere, Laboratory astrophysics, instrumentation, software, and data, Education, outreach and heritage

By creating digital books, authors can fully utilize new and evolving digital publishing capabilities. Multimedia and interactive features become an integral part of the book, offering an enhanced reading and research experience. The World Wide Telescope enables authors to produce interactive data visualizations for their publications, and images can be sourced from the AAS’ Astronomy Image Explorer.


Publish your book in the AAS series

We are currently seeking new proposals for the program and would love to hear from you if you are interested in contributing to this unique collection. Please submit a summary of your book idea detailing the topic, concept, and intended readership to Please include a current CV and your contact details.

Editorial Contact

Dr Leigh Jenkins

ebooks Commissioning Editor

Sarah Armstrong

Editorial Assistant

Meet the Editorial Advisory Board

Steve Kawaler

Iowa State University
Structure and evolution of stars, Asteroseismology

Ethan Vishniac

Johns Hopkins University
Turbulence, Accretion disks, Dynamo theory for astrophysical objects, Magnetic reconnection, Shocks

Dieter Hartmann

Clemson University
High-energy astrophysics, Galactic structure and evolution, Nucleosynthesis, Chemical evolution

Piet Martens

Georgia State University
Solar physics, Space weather and space climate, The solar-stellar connection, Astro-informatics

Dawn Gelino

NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, Caltech
Exoplanets, Habitable zones, X-ray binaries

Joan Najita

National Optical Astronomy Observatory
Star and planet formation, Infrared spectroscopy

Bradley M. Peterson

The Ohio State University / Space Telescope Science Institute
Active galactic nuclei, Supermassive black holes, Space telescopes

Scott Kenyon

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Formation and evolution of stars and planetary systems, Galactic dynamics

Daniel Savin

Columbia University
Laboratory astrophysics

Stacy Palen

Weber State University
Evolution of planetary nebula, Astronomy education, Undergraduate research with small telescopes

Jason Barnes

University of Idaho
Titan surface, Exoplanets

James Cordes

Cornell University
Gravitational wave astronomy using radio pulsars as detectors, Fast radio bursts, Interstellar turbulence in the Milky Way and other galaxies

About The American Astronomical Society (AAS)

The American Astronomical Society, established 1899, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. The membership (~7,000) also includes physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers, and others whose research interests lie within the broad spectrum of subjects now comprising the contemporary astronomical sciences. The mission of the Society is to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.