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.
Ten winners and five honorable mentions will receive support to present their dissertation talks at the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle, Washington, in January.
Your membership supports the AAS mission to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the universe. Renew by 31 December to receive a discount on author charges in AAS journals.
SpaceNews and several satellite-industry associations are doing a survey of the community, including scientists who build and/or use space-based instruments. Please take 15 minutes to help them out!
If you're a professional astronomer but an amateur musician, the National Association for Music Education wants to know how music participation has affected you throughout your career.
The AAS has issued a statement on the wearing of an inappropriate shirt by a European scientist at a press conference as well as on the reaction to the incident.
NASA is considering an airship challenge to incentivize the demonstration of a long-duration scientific platform for the Earth and space sciences by flying a 20 kg payload for 20 hours at 20 km.
NASA's 11th Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group meeting offers an opportunity to discuss scientific and technical issues related to exoplanets and to provide input to NASA.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Robert L. Jenks, who passed away 13 August 2014.
A feature of every winter AAS meeting, including the upcoming 225th meeting in Seattle, the Career Center facilitates potential employer-employee connections and can help you land your next position.
The conference, in February 2015, will celebrate what has been done with the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), what is being done with NEOWISE, and what will be done in the future.