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 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.
The Department of Energy's Office of Science has announced new requirements for the management of digital research data by grant recipients.
The June 2014 issue of Status, the magazine of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA), is now available for downloading as a 3.1-megabyte PDF.
The Golden Goose Award celebrates scientists whose federally funded research seemed odd or obscure but turned out to have a significant, positive impact on society. The latest recipients' work on game theory enabled the Federal Communications Commission to auction spectrum licenses.
The National Solar Observatory welcomes proposals to use its telescopes on Sacramento Peak in New Mexico and/or Kitt Peak in Arizona during the 4th quarter of 2014.
Want to use your science knowledge to directly address societal challenges? The American Association for the Advancement of Science's policy fellowships will be the subject of a live chat on 24 July.
The Department of Energy (DOE) seeks applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research program. Deadline: 24 September, 5:00 pm EST.
Cosponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the Committee on Employment, these interviews highlight the diversity of career trajectories available to astronomers.
We've made some improvements to our homepage, our calendar, and the interface by which members can submit items for online publication and email distribution.
Videos of invited talks and prize lectures presented at the 224th meeting in Boston, MA, in June 2014 are now online for viewing by AAS members. You must sign in using your AAS username and password to watch them.
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.