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Employment Tag Definition: Everything related to getting and keeping a job and the Employment Committee.

Notes:

  • Internships are listed in the Education Learn section and tagged as Employment.
  • ALL astronomy fellowships are published in the Job Register not the main website.
  • Science policy fellowships are listed in the Policy Resources section and tagged as Employment.
  • A separate tag for Professional Development may be added if needed.

The Bad Astronomer

By Michelle Thaller, csmonitor.com / January 28, 2004

Pasadena, CA

Every January, professional astronomers converge on a medium-sized convention center for the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society. This year, the good city of Atlanta (not so medium sized) was host to this event, and seeing as I had gone to graduate school in Atlanta, I was looking forward not only to catching up on all the cutting-edge astronomy that would be presented at the convention, but also to re-connecting with old friends.

AAS Employment Committee Survey — Postdoctoral Offers

Dear AAS Members:

The AAS Employment Committee is considering a recommendation to shift the decision deadline for postdoctoral offers from February 15 to be later in the spring. Please help the committee decide whether (or by how much) to shift the decision deadline by participating in an anonymous survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=UNwNGO0Fn91klgs9KLBwyA_3d_3d

Careers in Astronomy

Astronomers apply equal measures of analytic thinking and imagination, logic and intuition, to answer the most fundamental questions about the cosmos: What are stars and planets? How did they evolve? Why does the night sky look the way it does? Does life exist among the stars? How did the universe get here? How will it end? If astronomy seems a rigorous science, it's because the objective of astronomers is nothing less than to understand the nature of the universe. It takes a special person to pursue this objective; one who likes to challenge and be challenged..

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