Our membership and meetings teams are back up to full strength with the arrival of Diane Frendak, Director of Membership Services, and Lynn Ervin, Meeting Services Specialist.
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.
Online membership renewal season is here! By renewing early and online you save the Society considerable expense while also saving some trees and helping us to reduce our carbon footprint.
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 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.
Meg Urry looks to build better links between academia and industry by connecting students and professors with astronomers in all fields worldwide.
Hundreds of snapshots from the June 2014 AAS meeting in Boston have been posted in our online gallery at photos.aas.org.
Despite what's shown on the AAS Wall Calendar, there are not two new Moons in August 2014. A full Moon will occur on the 10th of the month, as scheduled.
The National Research Council's committee studying how to optimize the US optical and infrared (OIR) system in the era of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope meets in Washington, DC, this week, and you can tune in remotely if you can't make it in person.
Among those elected to the 2014 class of American Geophysical Union Fellows are two AAS members: Alexander G. Kosovichev and Thomas N. Woods.
The Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) seeks nominations for the inaugural Laboratory Astrophysics Prize to honor an individual who has made significant contributions to the field over an extended period. Deadline: 29 August 2014.