All of our current and former John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellows gathered for lunch with fellowship benefactor (and former AAS Vice-President) Neta Bahcall.
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 both inside and outside of academia.
The LWA1 Radio Observatory invites applications for observing time between 15 December 2014 and 15 September 2015. Deadline: 15 August 2014.
The MWA low-frequency radio telescope in Western Australia invites shared-risk observing proposals for the period 1 July through 31 December 2014. Deadline: 18 April.
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....
The UAT is an open, interoperable, community-supported thesaurus of astrophysical concepts and their relationships. You're invited to have a look and, if interested, contribute to its further development.
This article summarizes a presentation given by Greg Schwarz, the AAS Journals Editorial Scientist, at the 23rd Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) meeting.
On Thursday, 6 February 2014, I walked around Capitol Hill delivering a letter from our President, David Helfand, to the leadership of the Appropriations subcommittees with jurisdiction over NASA, NSF, and the Department of Energy (DOE)—the three agencies that collectively provide most of the federal support for the astronomical sciences.