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.
AAS members will elect new officers and councilors in early 2014. A preliminary slate of candidates is now in hand, and additional nominations are welcome. Deadline: 16 September.
The plan for institutional representatives described by AAS President David Helfand last April is now being implemented. Volunteers are welcome! Sign up today!
Offered free to all members, the annual AAS Wall Calendar highlights important astronomical events month by month. The AAS seeks sponsors and key dates and deadlines for the 2014 edition. New this year: "Buy a Birthday!" Deadline: 1 September.
With Executive Officer Kevin Marvel on sabbatical, the other managers on the AAS staff will take turns writing this column. First up: CFO Kelly Clark, who writes about our recent office relocation.
The AAS seeks session proposals for the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, 5-9 January 2014. We welcome proposals on both broad and narrow topics that will appeal to large and small groups.
Don’t forget to make your hotel reservations before the prices increase! The Portola Hotel and Spa will be accepting reservations through Monday, 11 March 2013.
The abstract deadline for the Long Beach meeting is today at 9:00pm ET. You may have notice some slowness today because of the amount of traffic to the AAS website but it should be more responsive now. We apologize for any inconvenience.
You can pay your 2013 membership dues online through 31 December 2012. When you log in to your account to renew you will find many improved features. You can also add or delete journal subscriptions and divisions; and an individual subscription to the AAS' electronic journals is only US $25 beginning with this renewal period.
The paper edition of the AAS Membership Directory is published annually by the AAS Executive Office. The 2015 edition has been mailed and should arrive in members' mailboxes soon!
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Raul Baragiola, who passed away 21 June 2015.
Registration is open, and abstract submission opens soon, for Extreme Solar Systems III, 29 November to 4 December 2015 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Make your travel plans!
If you'll be in the DC metro area on 23 June, you're invited to attend the induction of the late astronomer Frank Kameny into the Labor Hall of Honor — but you must RSVP by Friday, 19 June, so hurry!
AAS prize nominations are due on 30 June. Help us identify and recognize long-overlooked giants in the field, rising stars at institutions that don’t aggressively nominate, and quiet but profound field-changers.
The Lecar Prize recognizes exceptional contributions to the study of extrasolar planets in particular and theoretical astrophysics in general. Nominations are now welcome. Deadline: 1 September 2015.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Roger J. Thomas, who passed away 19 May 2015.
The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech announces the availability of six-month graduate-student fellowships. Applications are due 17 August 2015.
Proposals to use the SMA radio interferometer on Maunakea during the period 16 November 2015 through 15 May 2016 are due on 4 August.
The 2015 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize recognizes John E. Carlstrom, Jeremiah P. Ostriker, and Lyman A. Page, Jr., for their individual and collective contributions to the study of the universe on the largest scales.