The latest report from the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center describes what physics and astronomy master's-degree recipients were doing one year after leaving their departments.
At a conference in Graz in late September, delegates explored possible actions and activities that could be conducted under the leadership of the United Nations or in cooperation with other relevant entities.
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.
As of 1 October the NASA archives will sustain the key components of the US Virtual Astronomical Observatory infrastructure.
The AAS Employment Committee and others have arranged an excellent lineup of professional development workshops at the winter meeting in Seattle, Washington. Register now!
A $10,000 prize lectureship for the best postdoctoral scholar from all fields related to origins is being offered by the Origins Project at Arizona State University. Nomination deadline: 1 December 2014.
AST director Jim Ulvestad provides updates on AAG research grants, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, the Mid-Scale Innovations Program, and the NRC study of the US OIR system.
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.
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 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.