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.
Thirty-two outstanding student posters presented at the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, have won medals or certificates of honorable mention in the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards competition.
Now back from his six-month sabbatical, AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel looks back on his time away and looks forward to the busy time ahead.
The Solar System Exploration Research Institute is pleased to announce the 1st annual NASA Exploration Science Forum, 21-23 July 2014, at NASA's Ames Research Center. Abstract deadline: 26 April.
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory invites proposals for the 2014B and 2015A semesters for use of the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) at the Blanco 4-meter telescope. Deadline: Friday, 14 February 2014.
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory invites letters of intent for Gemini Observatory Large Programs. Deadline: Friday, 3 February 2014.
Winners of the Chambliss student poster awards for the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, in early January will be announced next week, so stay tuned!
In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama identified basic research and STEM education objectives for his proposed "year of action," two issues close to our hearts here at the AAS Executive Office.
At the 223rd AAS meeting, the Working Group on Astronomical Software and the Astrophysics Source Code Library sponsored a special session on code sharing as a follow-up to a meeting held a year earlier. Here's a brief report.
Solutions to problem sets in Peter Foukal's book Solar Astrophysics, along with some corrections to the text, are now available for free to instructors.
This new survey establishes a baseline for tracking changes in the composition, backgrounds, and job histories of AAS members, in what types of work they do, and in the perceived hurdles to working in astronomy and related fields.