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.
Nominations (including self-nominations) are invited for new members of the Executive Committee of NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG). Terms are three years. Deadline: 4 September 2015.
Every year the National Science Board salutes leaders with remarkable contributions and public service in science and engineering through its honorary awards. Nominations for 2016 are due by 1 October 2015.
The AAS Historical Astronomy Division wants to interview astronomers at all career stages, from all over the world, at the upcoming International Astronomical Union General Assembly in Hawaii.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Claudia J. Alexander, who passed away 11 July 2015.
Nominations (including self-nominations) are invited for new members of the Executive Committee of NASA's Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG). Terms are three years. Deadline: 1 September 2015.
The Golden Goose Award, cosponsored by the AAS, celebrates scientists whose federally funded research seemed odd or obscure but turned out to have a significant, positive impact on society.
Explore space-based studies of exoplanets with experts Natalie Batalha and Sara Seager in the first of a new series of interactive online get-togethers with members of our AAS and the other AAS.
We honor the memory of our departed colleagues. The Historical Astronomy Division commissions and compiles obituaries for deceased AAS members and depends on you, our members, for help writing them.
The National Academy of Sciences seeks to recognize major contributions to the science of astronomy and invites help from AAS members to identify outstanding candidates for the Watson Medal. Deadline: 1 October 2015.
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