AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel provides an update on activities that will be keeping us busy for the rest of 2014, including wrestling with public-policy challenges and planning next year's IAU General Assembly.
Meg Urry looks to build better links between academia and industry by connecting students and professors with astronomers in all fields worldwide.
Astronomy in the News
With no dues increase and a "stellar" lineup of benefits, there isn't a better time than now to renew your commitment to the AAS.
The National Research Council’s Optical and Infrared System Study Committee requests white papers from the astronomy community to aid its work. Deadline: 6 October 2014.
Our membership and meetings teams are back up to full strength with the arrival of Diane Frendak, Director of Membership Services, and Lynn Ervin, Meeting Services Specialist.
Grab your coffee mug and make your travel plans for the 225th AAS meeting, when the Society returns to the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, 4-8 January 2015.
The International Astronomical Union invites proposals from the global astronomical community to renew existing IAU Commissions or to create new ones. Letters of intent are due by 15 October 2014.
NASA announces its annual invitation for service on its science advisory subcommittees, which report to the Science Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. Nominations are due by 1 October 2014.