Among the 84 new members elected to the National Academy for 2014 are astronomers Daniel Eisenstein, Fiona Harrison, Stephen Shectman, and Joseph Silk.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Bruce E. Woodgate, who passed away 28 April 2014.
The Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group meets on 6 June 2014 in Boston, MA, offering AAS-meeting attendees a chance to provide scientific and technical input to NASA.
Anna Ho (MIT) was the only undergraduate AAS member who participated in Congressional Visits Day 2014. In this guest post, she recounts her experience.
Our testimony outlines how we view the astronomical sciences as an integral part of what policymakers and advocates often refer to as our national “innovation ecosystem.”
The ASP’s new executive director, Linda Shore, introduces herself and offers some thoughts on using astronomy to enhance scientific literacy among students and the public.
Learn how to communicate effectively with the press and public by attending our science-communication workshop on Sunday afternoon, 1 June, in Boston.
The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics invites applications from students seeking an immersive experience in science education and public outreach. Deadline: 13 May 2014.
AAS members Neta Bahcall and Fiona Harrison are among the 204 highly accomplished individuals newly elected to one of the US's most prestigious honorary societies.
Have you obtained your ORCID iD yet? We tell you how to get one and how to add it to your AAS member profile, which can now accept your cell-phone number too.
AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel looks forward to the IAU General Assembly, 3-14 August 2015, in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii.
As part of the United Nations Basic Space Science Initiative and International Space Weather Initiative, a new solar-physics station has been set up at Quito Astronomical Observatory.
The recent Internet security vulnerability doesn't appear to have compromised any AAS member data, but we nevertheless recommend that you change all your online passwords.
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory seeks proposals for the operation of the Kitt Peak National Observatory 2.1-meter and Coudé feed telescopes. Deadline: 7 July 2014.
Astronomers Ray Jayawardhana (University of Toronto) and Sylvain Veilleux (University of Maryland) are among the latest recipients of Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships.
Doctoral students needing funds to report their solar-system or exoplanet research results at scientific meetings may apply to Uwingu for travel grants. Deadline: 30 April 2014.
The EU seeks astronomers and physicists from all over the world to review proposals for its Horizon 2020 program. Reviewers will be paid and will have travel expenses reimbursed.
The Menu of Outreach Opportunities in Science Education (MOOSE) was assembled for the AAS Astronomy Ambassadors program and is now available to the entire astronomical community.
A 20-minute film about the NSF-funded Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories will be available to watch on Space.com beginning 15 April.
A gathering in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday, 3 May 2014, is a test of a new type of AAS meeting designed to foster closer ties and to support research and teaching in astronomy.