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.
Ten winners and five honorable mentions will receive support to present their dissertation talks at the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle, Washington, in January.
Your membership supports the AAS mission to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the universe. Renew by 31 December to receive a discount on author charges in AAS journals.
SpaceNews and several satellite-industry associations are doing a survey of the community, including scientists who build and/or use space-based instruments. Please take 15 minutes to help them out!
The AAS has issued a statement on the wearing of an inappropriate shirt by a European scientist at a press conference as well as on the reaction to the incident.
NASA is considering an airship challenge to incentivize the demonstration of a long-duration scientific platform for the Earth and space sciences by flying a 20 kg payload for 20 hours at 20 km.
NASA's 11th Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group meeting offers an opportunity to discuss scientific and technical issues related to exoplanets and to provide input to NASA.
A feature of every winter AAS meeting, including the upcoming 225th meeting in Seattle, the Career Center facilitates potential employer-employee connections and can help you land your next position.
The conference, in February 2015, will celebrate what has been done with the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), what is being done with NEOWISE, and what will be done in the future.
Members of the International Astronomical Union are encouraged to weigh in on which of the proposed Commissions — some old, some new — they're most interested in joining. Deadline: 31 December.
Download our mobile app for the 46th annual DPS meeting in Tucson. It puts the entire conference program in your pocket and ensures that it’s always up to date. Get the app for your smartphone or tablet today!
Everyone who belongs to the AAS receives the magazine Physics Today as a member benefit. The latest issue is now en route to subscribers' mailboxes and can be accessed online.
The American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center has published two new reports on underrepresented minorities among college students and faculty in physics, astronomy, and related fields.