The AAS will permit use of the mailing list by commercial and non-commercial organizations. Details of products or events must be submitted and judged to be of potential interest to a significant fraction of the membership. Authorization is given for one-time use of the list on each occasion. A small fee is charged to cover handling. The AAS mailing list is never sold to firms unrelated to astronomy or science.
The AAS is primarily a society of researchers in astronomy and it wishes to assure that the members meet minimum qualifications in the area. Nomination by two Full Members of the AAS who are familiar with the qualifications of the nominee is one way of achieving this goal.
The Rodger Doxsey Travel Prize provides graduate students or postdocs within one year of receiving or receipt of their PhD a monetary prize to enable the oral presentation of their dissertation research at a winter meeting of the AAS. Other than the Doxsey prize the the AAS does not have funds to support travel by members or nonmembers to its meetings. The AAS International Travel Grant Program only provides support for US based astronomers to travel to meetings held outside the US.
AAS meetings are dynamic gatherings of professional astronomers from around the world. The winter meetings typically boast 2000 participants or more. The four days are filled with scientific sessions, both poster and oral as well as invited sessions from prominent researchers with exciting results. The summer meetings have topical sessions, which are more lengthy oral sessions focused on particular topics. The meeting program is decided upon by the three vice-Presidents with logistical details provided by the AAS meeting coordinator.
Currently the winter meeting location rotates between four cities, Washington, D.C.; Austin, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and Long Beach, California. Summer meetings are held in a variety of locations, which are chosen by the Council in response to proposals from interested institutions.
Advertising is accepted in the annual AAS Calendar and on the AER site. Corporate Members and Publisher Affiliates may advertise in the AAS Meeting Program booklet. The AAS does not accept paid advertising in its journals, Newsletter, Directory, or website. AAS members do receive Physics Today, which does accept advertising.
The AAS will only publish book reviews for books that cover astronomical education, career development and public policy. Educational book reviews may be submitted to the Astronomy Education Review. The AAS Newsletter occasionally contains summaries of non-scientific books in the areas of career development or public policy.
The AAS will NOT review or comment upon research manuscripts unless they are submitted for publication in one of the AAS journals in accord with the instructions for that journal.
The AAS Photo-Bulletins are available through the Astrophysics Data System. To retrieve the issue, enter volume#24, highlight the American Astronomical Society Photo-Bulletin and hit the Send Request button.
We only publish the abstracts. We do not publish full articles based on meeting presentations in the Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society (BAAS). You could search the NASA Astrophysics Data System to see if the BAAS author published in other journals on the same topic. Or you could search the web for the author's institution and see if anything is published on the author's own website.
This requirement varies from institution to institution. However, the International Travel Grant and the Small Research Grant are paid in the form of a check made out to the individual and no institutional overhead can be charged to these grants. The AAS hopes that all institutions will value the benefits of these grant programs to their researchers and waive any claim to overhead. If overhead must be paid, the AAS will not issue the grant to the recipient.
All of the grants have reporting requirements. Typically, they include receipts for travel and other expenditures and some kind of final report describing the work the grant funded. Reports are generally due about within a year of the grant award date. See the grants web page for details.
Any astronomer may apply for the Chretien grant. Only astronomers working at US institutions may apply for the International Travel Grant. Any astronomer may apply for the Small Research Grant, but only limited funds are available for non-US based astronomers.
The deadlines vary, so be sure to check the web page. Generally, the Chretien applications are due on April 1 each year. The International Travel Grants are currently due in mid-Spring and mid-Fall each year.
Yes, the AAS administers several grant programs. The Small Research Grant (SMRG) provides a small amount of money for a variety of reasons related to research (page charges, travel to observatories, computers etc.). SMRG funds come from NASA and AAS charitable and operating funds. The International Travel Grant (ITG) funds travel to international scientific meetings for US based astronomers. Generally, the ITG only funds the cost of a round-trip airline ticket.