With no dues increase and a "stellar" lineup of benefits, there isn't a better time than now to renew your commitment to the AAS.
The National Research Council’s Optical and Infrared System Study Committee requests white papers from the astronomy community to aid its work. Deadline: 6 October 2014.
AAS members will elect new officers and councilors in early 2014. A preliminary slate of candidates is now in hand, and additional nominations are welcome. Deadline: 16 September.
The plan for institutional representatives described by AAS President David Helfand last April is now being implemented. Volunteers are welcome! Sign up today!
Offered free to all members, the annual AAS Wall Calendar highlights important astronomical events month by month. The AAS seeks sponsors and key dates and deadlines for the 2014 edition. New this year: "Buy a Birthday!" Deadline: 1 September.
With Executive Officer Kevin Marvel on sabbatical, the other managers on the AAS staff will take turns writing this column. First up: CFO Kelly Clark, who writes about our recent office relocation.
The AAS seeks session proposals for the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, 5-9 January 2014. We welcome proposals on both broad and narrow topics that will appeal to large and small groups.
Don’t forget to make your hotel reservations before the prices increase! The Portola Hotel and Spa will be accepting reservations through Monday, 11 March 2013.
Every year the National Science Board salutes leaders with remarkable contributions and public service in science and engineering through its honorary awards. Nominations for 2016 are due by 1 October 2015.
The AAS Historical Astronomy Division wants to interview astronomers at all career stages, from all over the world, at the upcoming International Astronomical Union General Assembly in Hawaii.
The Golden Goose Award, cosponsored by the AAS, celebrates scientists whose federally funded research seemed odd or obscure but turned out to have a significant, positive impact on society.
Explore space-based studies of exoplanets with experts Natalie Batalha and Sara Seager in the first of a new series of interactive online get-togethers with members of our AAS and the other AAS.
We honor the memory of our departed colleagues. The Historical Astronomy Division commissions and compiles obituaries for deceased AAS members and depends on you, our members, for help writing them.
Most AAS members receive the magazine Physics Today as a membership benefit. The latest issue is now en route to subscribers' mailboxes and can be accessed online.
The editors and publishers of some of the world's leading astronomical journals are offering a workshop for current and prospective authors and referees at the IAU General Assembly. RSVP today!
The paper edition of the AAS Membership Directory is published annually by the AAS Executive Office. The 2015 edition has been mailed and should arrive in members' mailboxes soon!
Registration and abstract submission are open for Extreme Solar Systems III, 29 November to 4 December 2015 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Make your travel plans!
If you'll be in the DC metro area on 23 June, you're invited to attend the induction of the late astronomer Frank Kameny into the Labor Hall of Honor — but you must RSVP by Friday, 19 June, so hurry!
The 2015 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize recognizes John E. Carlstrom, Jeremiah P. Ostriker, and Lyman A. Page, Jr., for their individual and collective contributions to the study of the universe on the largest scales.
Priorities during the period Dec. 2015 to Sep. 2016 are Astro2010 science themes, solar-system targets, and James Webb Space Telescope precursor observations. Letters of intent are due 11 September 2015.