The second data release (DR2) for the Digital Access to a Sky Century @ Harvard (DASCH) is now available from the project website. DASCH provide images and fully processed astrometry and photometry from the digitized Harvard plates for the period 1885 to 1992.
If you think the news media may be interested in your oral or poster presentation at the 223rd AAS meeting in January, please consult with your institutional public-information officer and ask him or her to contact AAS press officer Rick Fienberg.
The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) announce the AllWISE data release.
The ALMA Director, on behalf of the partner organizations and all the personnel in Chile, East Asia, Europe, and North America involved in bringing ALMA to Early Science readiness, is pleased to issue the Cycle 2 Call for Proposals. Deadline: 5 December 2013
Balloting for the next election of AAS officers and councilors will open in mid-December 2013 and close at the end of January 2014. All AAS members eligible to vote in the election will be notified once the ballot is available. Every vote is important, and those elected will be empowered to decide the direction and goals of our Society.
We are grateful to the following AAS members who have agreed to stand for election. Click on a name to read the candidate's statement. Please support the candidates' dedication, and help define the future of your Society, by voting.
NASA seeks white papers on potential coronagraphic science to be done with the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope - Astrophysics Focused Telescope Assets (WFIRST-AFTA) mission. Deadline: 15 November 2013.
The International Astronomical Union invites proposals for symposia and focus meetings at the August 2015 General Assembly in Honolulu. Deadline: 15 December 2013.
The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy is conducting a survey about two-body careers in astronomy. You're invited to take the survey whether or not you are partnered.
On Tuesday evening, 7 January, at the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, we’ll hold our first-ever open-microphone night. Sign up now to share your musical or other talents with friends and colleagues!
The last few days have brought welcome news of a potential end to the government shutdown. Whether you believe there can be a long-term, large-scale budget bargain or not, its important to look at where this Congress left off when they last considered funding the government in something like the "normal" way.
Our second annual AAS Astronomy Ambassadors workshop, to be held in conjunction with the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, on 4-5 January 2014, is filling up fast. We've extended the deadline until Monday, 21 October 2013, to accommodate more last-minute applications.
It’s time to choose the Doxsey Prize winners for the 223rd AAS meeting. We need help from full members willing to review and rank dissertation abstracts. Our last call for volunteers didn't net us enough. Please sign up by 21 October!
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is accepting nominations for its annual awards recognizing special achievements in astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach. Deadline: 1 January 2014.
The Task Force on American Innovation, of which the AAS is a member, has urged Congress and the White House to resolve their disagreements over budget issues in a way that would close the gap between needed and actual federal investments in research and education.
A new cable TV series will follow a diverse group of people taking an outdoor survival course taught by a wilderness expert — and the casting director wants one of those people to be an astronomer.
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. Edmund Bertschinger describes how he became head of the physics department at a major research university.
The federal government remains shut down. We are sorting out its effects on our astronomical sciences, and we're asking you for your stories, which we'll collect for a letter to Congressional leaders.
The Historical Astronomy Division's biennial LeRoy E. Doggett Prize will be presented in January to the founder of the field of applied historical astronomy.
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, an astronomer describes the long road to becoming a tenure-track faculty member and project scientist at an observatory.
If you think you might submit a proposal for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array by the December deadline, please submit a non-binding notice of intent by 10 October.