The 223rd AAS meeting in January 2014 will be our first in a new venue, the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor. Highlights include HEAD and HAD special sessions, a record number of Town Hall meetings, and a stellar lineup of plenary speakers.
Jim Ulvestad, director of the National Science Foundation's Division of Astronomical Sciences, reviews the AAG program's FY 2013 results and looks ahead to what we can expect in FY 2014. The FY 2014 deadline for receipt of AAG proposals is 15 November 2013.
The Society’s annual report for calendar year 2012 is now available for downloading as a PDF file. It includes a financial report and summarizes our membership, meetings, and other activities.
In this installment from the AAS Career Profiles series, cosponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the Committee on Employment, Dr. Joseph Pesce describes leaving his university position to start his own consulting business.
Exoplanet expert and AAS member Sara Seager (MIT) is one of 24 recipients of the 2013 MacArthur Fellowships, which carry a five-year, $625,000 prize with no strings attached. Congratulations, Sara!
AAS members will elect new officers and councilors in early 2014. The final slate of candidates is now set; candidate bios and statements will be coming soon.
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) is the inaugural recipient of the new AAS Award for Public Service to the Astronomical Sciences, recently approved by the AAS Executive Committee.
With help from amateur and professional astronomers worldwide, Astronomers Without Borders will donate thousands of safe viewing glasses to schools in Africa for the solar eclipse on 3 November 2013.
This is an open solicitation from the Science Definition Team for the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope/Astrophysics Focused Telescope Asset. Deadline: 1 November 2013.
If you have students, friends, or colleagues who want to put their math or science knowledge to work for the young people who need them most, these teaching fellowships offers an unparalleled opportunity.
At the Golden Goose Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC, a cadre of researchers were recognized for seemingly obscure basic research that has reaped huge and wholly unexpected rewards in societal applications.
The plan for institutional representatives described by AAS President David Helfand last April is now being implemented. Volunteers are welcome! Sign up today!
With Executive Officer Kevin Marvel on sabbatical, other managers on the AAS staff are taking turns writing this column. In this installment, Faye Peterson, Director of Membership Services, considers the many reasons to renew your membership in the Society.
In this installment from the AAS Career Profiles series, cosponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the Committee on Employment, Dr. Cara Rakowski describes her transition from astronomer to examiner in the US Patent and Trademark Office.
The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) low-frequency radio telescope in Western Australia invites shared-risk observing proposals for the period 1 January 2014 through 30 June 2014. Deadline: 15 October 2013.
AASWomen is the weekly electronic publication of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA). It consists of news, advice, and job postings relevant to women in astronomy.
The National Science Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Waterman Award in recognition of the talent, creativity, and influence of a singular young researcher. The Waterman Award is NSF's highest honor for promising early-career researchers. Deadline: 25 October 2013.
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 recipients are the researchers behind an algorithm used to match kidney donors to recipients and the discoverers of a bacterium that helped launch the biotech industry.
The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Western Australia has announced the creation of a new and unique fellowship aimed at providing senior female astronomers with the opportunity to visit ICRAR and interact with researchers and graduate students.