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Governance Tage Definition: Relates to Council, Council Actions, Elections, Resolutions, Statements, Policies, Bylaws, President's Column, Death Notices for past-officers, etc. Only relates to Committees as a whole, use individual tags (e.g. Light, Women) for committee actions and articles.

AAS Statement on the Impact of Federal Agency Travel Restrictions on Scientific Conferences

The American Astronomical Society and its six divisions (Planetary Science, High Energy Astrophysics, Solar Physics, Dynamical Astronomy, Historical Astronomy, and Laboratory Astrophysics) are deeply concerned about the impact of the Administration’s new conference travel restrictions on the scientific productivity and careers of researchers who are Federal employees and contractors.

President's Column

As I noted in my opening remarks at the 221st meeting of the Society in Long Beach, the state of the AAS — unlike that of the nation — is strong. We ended the year with a small positive balance in the Society's account for the fourth year in a row. Our collection of journals — the highest impact journals in the world in our field — is in even stronger financial shape.

John Huchra

AAS Informational Email 2010-9

Subject: John Huchra

Dear AAS Members and Colleagues,

It is with deep sadness that the American Astronomical Society announces the passing of AAS past-president John Peter Huchra on October 8.

Strategic Plan

September 7, 2010

The purpose of this document is to describe and prioritize the Society’s activities, including the work of the Executive Office and the Society governance.

The goals and priorities will be regularly reviewed and updated by Council.

AAS Ethics Statement

As a professional society, the AAS must provide an environment that encourages the free expression and exchange of scientific ideas. In pursuit of that environment, the AAS is committed to the philosophy of equality. All functions of the Society must be conducted in a professional atmosphere in which all participants are treated with courtesy and respect.

Authors, editors and referees should also be aware of the professional and ethical standards that have been adopted for the AAS journals.

Steve Maran's Retirement Roast!

He’s Retiring!

After 25 years of service as the Press Officer of the American Astronomical Society, Steve Maran is FINALLY retiring; and we invite you to join us as we celebrate this monumental event with a Farewell Roast.

Monday, 4 January 2010 from 7:00-9:30pm

Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC

Please RSVP to retirement at by Friday, 20 November 2009.


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