The AAS Executive Office seeks volunteers to judge posters for the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards at the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle, Washington, in January 2015. You can sign up when you register or submit your own abstract for the meeting.
The National Science Foundation has released results from a 2013 survey of US doctorate recipients in science, engineering, and health as well as recent unemployment data on scientists and engineers.
Apply by 1 December 2014 to spend a year working in the Library of Congress's John W. Kluge Center to conduct research on the humanistic and societal impacts of astrobiology.
The American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center has released new reports on physics- and astronomy-department enrollments and degrees based on 2013 survey data.
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory invites proposals for the use of its telescopes and those of its partners during the period February 2015 to August 2015. Deadline: 25 September 2014.
The National Science Foundation's EAPSI program enables US graduate students to spend 8 to 10 weeks doing summer research in one of seven host countries. Application deadline: 13 November.
A National Science Foundation committee has drafted a report advising the GEO directorate on goals and priorities for the next five years and invites comments from the community by Friday, 12 September.
The Digital Access to a Sky Century @ Harvard (DASCH) project is launching a new citizen-science effort to transcribe observing logs for the glass plates in Harvard College Observatory's massive collection.
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' work on rat-pup massage led to vastly improved outcomes for premature human babies.
AAS members may now order the 2014 edition of the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics and/or the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences at significant savings.
Debra Elmegreen, Chair of the AAS Committee on Astronomy & Public Policy (CAPP), discusses the group's recent strategic-planning retreat and how CAPP and the Society's policy staff will pursue their mission.
Early-career attendees at November's Division for Planetary Sciences meeting in Tucson are welcome to apply to our one-day workshop on effective public outreach. Extended deadline: 11 September.
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, invites applications from undergraduates and graduate students for grants up to $5,000. Deadline: 15 October 2014.
The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array's Guest Observer Program gets under way in April 2015, and NASA now seeks proposals for research relevant to the NuSTAR mission. Deadline: 25 November 2014.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory invites applications for the 2015 Karl Jansky Fellowship Program, which provides outstanding postdoctoral research opportunities. Deadline: 3 November 2014.
NASA seeks proposals for use of the two 10-meter W. M. Keck telescopes for the observing semester that runs from February through July 2015. Deadline: 18 September 2014.
The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech seeks applicants for Carl Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowships to begin on or about 1 September 2015. Application deadline: 6 November 2014.
In this guest post, graduate student Sara Barber (University of Oklahoma) describes her experience organizing a campus visit with Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma's 4th district over the August Congressional recess.
The AAS is now managing the AAS LinkedIn group, which from now on will better serve the community as a venue for discussion and networking among professionals in the astronomical sciences.
AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel provides an update on activities that will be keeping us busy for the rest of 2014, including wrestling with public-policy challenges and planning next year's IAU General Assembly.