The AAS will now endorse regional meetings — conferences organized for the benefit of clearly defined geographical areas — that meet a few simple rules designed to support and foster astronomical discourse.
On 3 May more than 60 astronomers and students from Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and West Virginia met for the first AAS Regional Meeting and found that the whole was greater than the sum of its parts.
The National Science Foundation seeks proposals from organizations interested in managing and operating the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Deadline for letters of intent: 4 September 2014.
We launched our first mobile app just in time for the 224th AAS meeting in Boston. If you downloaded it to your smartphone or tablet, we'd like to hear from you about how you used it and how you liked it.
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 19 June.
Effective in 2015 the Astronomical Journal and the Astrophysical Journal, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplement Series will become electronic only and will no longer be available in paper editions.
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific recently published an article by AAS Press Officer Rick Fienberg recounting his 20-plus years at Sky & Telescope magazine.
The AAS online membership directory is now more secure, and it displays more information to members than it does to nonmembers — as long as you sign in.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Trevor C. Weekes, who passed away 27 May 2014.
We’re launching our first mobile app just in time for the 224th AAS meeting in Boston. It puts the entire conference program in your pocket and ensures that it’s always up to date. Get the app for your smartphone or tablet today!
If you teach in a high school or college and will be at the 224th AAS meeting in Boston, please consider attending our June 1st workshop on how to incorporate the Globe at Night citizen-science project into your classroom.
The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization and the Smithsonian Institution will convene “Transient Phenomena in Astronomy and Astrophysics” 6-8 October in Washington, DC. Registration deadline: 1 September.
More than 1,000 photos from the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, last January are now online, and that's just the beginning.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Paul M. Routly, who passed away 2 May 2014.
Anna Ho (MIT) was the only undergraduate AAS member who participated in Congressional Visits Day 2014. In this continuation of her earlier blog post, she describes her experience.
International excellence in space weather and/or space climate will be honored with the Birkeland, Nicolet, and Chizhevsky medals. Nomination deadline: 14 September 2014.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Barney J. Conrath, who passed away 23 April 2014.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Morris S. Davis, who passed away 19 June 2012.
ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, and it's something that virtually every AAS member should have. Here's why.
The PFI project seeks participants to join working groups to help define top-level science requirements for the new instrument. Deadline: 16 June 2014.