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.
Grab your coffee mug and make your travel plans for the 225th AAS meeting, when the Society returns to the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, 4-8 January 2015.
Our third annual AAS Astronomy Ambassadors workshop on effective outreach will be held at the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle, Washington, in January. Applications are due by 20 October 2014.
The AAS Executive Office seeks volunteers to judge posters for the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards at the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle, Washington, in January 2015. You can sign up when you register or submit your own abstract for the meeting.
The National Science Foundation has released results from a 2013 survey of US doctorate recipients in science, engineering, and health as well as recent unemployment data on scientists and engineers.
The American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center has released new reports on physics- and astronomy-department enrollments and degrees based on 2013 survey data.
The Digital Access to a Sky Century @ Harvard (DASCH) project is launching a new citizen-science effort to transcribe observing logs for the glass plates in Harvard College Observatory's massive collection.
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 recipients' work on rat-pup massage led to vastly improved outcomes for premature human babies.
AAS members may now order the 2014 edition of the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics and/or the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences at significant savings.
The Society's new FAMOUS (Funds for Astronomical Meetings: Outreach to Underrepresented Scientists) Travel Grants Program will help members from historically underrepresented groups attend AAS meetings.
The AAS is now managing the AAS LinkedIn group, which from now on will better serve the community as a venue for discussion and networking among professionals in the astronomical sciences.
AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel provides an update on activities that will be keeping us busy for the rest of 2014, including wrestling with public-policy challenges and planning next year's IAU General Assembly.
ASCL.net, a free online registry of codes used in astronomy research, has a new website that offers more flexible browsing and an easier submission process and author search. Got code? Please share!
The latest issue of the James Webb Space Telescope newsletter is available as a PDF. It describes the status of the project, a thermal-vacuum test, and exoplanet science plans.