As part of the United Nations Basic Space Science Initiative and International Space Weather Initiative, a new solar-physics station has been set up at Quito Astronomical Observatory.
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 National Optical Astronomy Observatory seeks proposals for the operation of the Kitt Peak National Observatory 2.1-meter and Coudé feed telescopes. Deadline: 7 July 2014.
This year's forum, 21-23 July 2014, will feature discussions of exploration targets of interest, including the Moon, near-Earth asteroids, and the moons of Mars. Deadline for abstract submission: 26 April.
How often should the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope return to the same field of view? Help answer this question and others in Tucson in August. Expressions of interest are due 15 March.
The National Research Council Space Studies Board and Board on Physics and Astronomy invite you to attend a joint meeting of their standing advisory committees in Washington, DC, 3-5 March 2014.
At the 223rd AAS meeting, the Working Group on Astronomical Software and the Astrophysics Source Code Library sponsored a special session on code sharing as a follow-up to a meeting held a year earlier. Here's a brief report.
Jim Ulvestad, director of the National Science Foundation's Division of Astronomical Sciences, reviews the NSF budget and looks ahead to what we can expect in 2014.
This award-winning project, a legacy of the International Year of Astronomy, is looking for 10- to 60-minute podcasts on all manner of interesting topics, including history, the latest research news, and observing tips.
The K2 mission solicits comments on the fields that the repurposed Kepler spacecraft will observe during its first two years, as well as target proposals for a performance demonstration test starting in March. Deadline: 1 February 2014.
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Observatory has issued a call for membership in its International Science Development Teams (ISDTs), which provide scientific input and facilitate collaboration across and beyond the TMT partnership. Applications are welcome from all PhD scientists. Deadline: 17 January 2014.
The U.S.- and Europe-based scientific collaborations seek astrophysicists interested in signing agreements for the identification of electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational-wave triggers. Deadline: 16 February 2014.
The Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group holds its 9th meeting on 4-5 January in Washington, DC, offering AAS-meeting attendees a chance to provide scientific and technical input to NASA.
The American Institute of Physics (AIP), a federation of scientific organizations to which the AAS belongs, welcomes the AMS as its newest full member.
The Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) Discovery Portal provides a one-stop-shopping web interface to access data from all of MAST's supported missions, including Hubble, Kepler, and Swift.
Opportunities remain for institutions and individuals to gain access to a large "virtual observatory" that has been consistently ranked as one of the top astronomy collaborations. Deadline: February 2014.
The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) announce the AllWISE data release.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory announces an open call for community white papers concerning the science goals, techniques, development areas, and overall design of the VLASS. Deadline: 1 December 2013.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory announces an open call for nominations of individuals to serve on the VLASS Science Organizing Committee. Deadline: 11 October 2013.
The science instrument payload of the James Webb Space Telescope has begun the first of three space-simulation tests in a giant thermal vacuum chamber at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Jim Ulvestad, director of the National Science Foundation's Division of Astronomical Sciences, reviews the AAG program's FY 2013 results and looks ahead to what we can expect in FY 2014. The FY 2014 deadline for receipt of AAG proposals is 15 November 2013.