The Society’s annual report for calendar year 2013 is now available for downloading as a PDF file. It includes a financial report and summarizes our membership, meetings, and other activities.
David J. Helfand offers a valedictory column in which he channels Charles Dickens to describe the best of times and worst of times, that is, his two years as AAS President.
Despite what's shown on the AAS Wall Calendar, there are not two new Moons in August 2014. A full Moon will occur on the 10th of the month, as scheduled.
Former AAS Councilor Bruce Balick (University of Washington) links to some articles and reports that can help identify sources of job dissatisfaction and ways to address them.
The National Research Council's committee studying how to optimize the US optical and infrared (OIR) system in the era of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope meets in Washington, DC, this week, and you can tune in remotely if you can't make it in person.
Among those elected to the 2014 class of American Geophysical Union Fellows are two AAS members: Alexander G. Kosovichev and Thomas N. Woods.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of Conrad R. Sturch, who passed away 13 June 2014.
The Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) seeks nominations for the inaugural Laboratory Astrophysics Prize to honor an individual who has made significant contributions to the field over an extended period. Deadline: 29 August 2014.