The AIP Statistical Research Center has published two new reports that provide a detailed, department-by-department listing of Fall 2012 enrollment and 2011-12 degree data for every degree-granting physics and astronomy department in the U.S.
General Program Announcements Tag Definition: External program announcements without a specific funding opportunity or meant for a specific audience are tagged as General (e.g. facility and proposal guideline updates would be tagged as General).
The Kavli Prize recognizes scientists for their seminal advances in three research areas: astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory invites astronomical institutions to host NRAO Community Days (CDs) to inform the community of the capabilities of NRAO telescopes and help enable users to carry out cutting-edge scientific research using NRAO facilities.
NASA's Astrophysics Division invites nominations for new Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) Executive Committee members. Self nominations are welcome. Deadline: 20 September.
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey III announces its tenth public data release (DR10), featuring the first measurements from the APOGEE spectrograph and new data from the ongoing BOSS program.
The Kepler project office at NASA's Ames Research Center has released an open solicitation for community input for alternate science investigations that may be performed using Kepler and are consistent with its probable two-reaction-wheel performance.
The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech announces the availability of six-month graduate-student fellowships, typically taking place during January-July, with some flexibility on the starting and ending dates. Deadline: 1 October 2013.
Institutions in the field of millimeter- and submillimeter-wavelength astronomy interested in future scientific or technical collaborations involving the use of the CSO are encouraged to contact the director's office.
The NASA Astrophysics Cosmic Origins (COR) program seeks input from the community to shape the future of COR science by helping to identify and prioritize the program's technology needs. Deadline: 30 June 2013.
The Committee on Human Spaceflight invites interested individuals and groups to submit input papers describing their own ideas on the role of human spaceflight and their vision for a suggested future. Deadline: 9 July 2013.
Integration and testing of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) is under way. This ongoing work is a major component of the overall JWST integration and test plan to prepare the observatory for its scheduled October 2018 launch.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is currently accepting applications for its Fall 2013 Student Volunteer Program. Deadline: 28 June 2013.
The recently established Astrochemistry Subdivision of the Division of Physical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (ACS) invites members of the American Astronomical Society, of the AAS Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD), and of the AAS Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) to join the ACS Astrochemistry Subdivision as an Affiliate Member.
NEOWISE and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) announce the 2013 NEOWISE Post-Cryo Data Release.
The American Institute of Physics, the umbrella organization for 10 professional societies (including the AAS) and 24 affiliate societies, hosted its annual Assembly of Society Officers on 4 April to discuss important issues of common concern to our members.
As a result of the new NASA policies to reduce spending on travel and conferences under the sequester, the planned NASA Astrophysics Roadmap Town Hall has been cancelled. Instead, the Roadmap team will invite authors of selected abstracts to present their ideas in a web-based meeting.
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) created an online survey to obtain feedback from the research community on administrative burden.
AAS President David Helfand describes a new program, based on the precinct-captain model of election campaigns, to improve communication between the Society and its members.
An Astrophysics Roadmap will be developed by a task force of the NASA Advisory Council’s Astrophysics Subcommittee (APS) during 2013. The Roadmap team is tasked with creating a compelling, 30-year vision for astrophysics at NASA, taking the recent decadal survey as the starting point and building upon it. The Roadmap team membership and charter are available at http://science.nasa.gov/science-committee/subcommittees/nac-astrophysics....