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.
Videos of invited talks and prize lectures presented at the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, in January 2014 are now online for viewing by AAS members. You must sign in using your AAS username and password to watch them.
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory invites proposals for the use of its telescopes and those of its partners during the period August 2014 to January 2015. Deadline: 31 March 2014.
This year's forum, 21-23 July 2014, will feature discussions of exploration targets of interest, including the Moon, near-Earth asteroids, and the moons of Mars. Deadline for abstract submission: 26 April.
On March 4th the Obama Administration rolled out the top-line information on their budget request for FY 2015, which begins 1 October 2014. Details below the top line and a handful of policy bullet points will follow shortly.
How often should the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope return to the same field of view? Help answer this question and others in Tucson in August. Expressions of interest are due 15 March.
You can download the January 2014 issue of Status, the newsletter of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy, from the CSWA website.
When the 224th meeting of the AAS comes to town 1-5 June 2014, Boston really will be the "Hub of the Universe."
The National Research Council Space Studies Board and Board on Physics and Astronomy invite you to attend a joint meeting of their standing advisory committees in Washington, DC, 3-5 March 2014.
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 recipient's work on black holes led to his championing a U.S. supercomputing revolution and to Web browsers.
If you paid your 2014 AAS dues by the end of 2013, you qualified for 15% off your share of the author charges for one paper accepted for publication this year in any of the AAS journals. Here's how to claim your discount.
Voting in the AAS election of officers and councilors for terms beginning in 2014 closed on 31 January, and the ballots have been counted. The envelopes, please....