Based on a recent survey, the latest offering from the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center summarizes US astronomy enrollment and degree data at the bachelor's, master's, and doctorate levels.
AAS member Chris Impey is the first astronomer to be named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute professor in recognition of his excellence in both scientific research and science education.
Provided free to all members, the annual AAS Wall Calendar highlights important astronomical events month by month. The AAS is now seeking sponsors and key dates and deadlines for the 2015 edition.
The AAS needs your help in getting due recognition for our most outstanding colleagues. Nominations and letters of support for the AAS prizes for 2015 must arrive in the Secretary's office by Monday, 30 June 2014.
Nominations (including self-nominations) are invited for new members of the Executive Committee of NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG). Terms are three years. Deadline: 18 August 2014.
The third data release for the Digital Access to a Sky Century @ Harvard is now online. DASCH provides images, astrometry, and photometry from the digitized Harvard plates for the period 1885 to 1992.
Every year the National Science Board salutes leaders with remarkable contributions and public service in science and engineering through its honorary awards. Nominations for 2015 are due by 1 October 2014.
A solar eclipse crosses the US on 21 August 2017. Anyone interested in doing science and/or public outreach for this event are invited to the 2nd Eclipse Planning Workshop in Columbia, Missouri, in August 2014.
David J. Helfand offers a valedictory column in which he channels Charles Dickens to describe the best of times and worst of times, that is, his two years as AAS President.
Travel support is available for graduate students, postdocs, and early-career scientists who wish to attend the Industrial Physics Forum that will be held 29 Sept. to 3 Oct. 2014 in Brazil.
Results are in from the 224th AAS meeting in Boston: 14 graduate students and undergraduates are receiving Chambliss medals or award certificates to honor their winning poster presentations.
Jeffrey Newmark, a member of the AAS as well as our Solar Physics Division, is now overseeing the heliophysics effort within NASA's Science Mission Directorate.
On 3 May more than 60 astronomers and students from Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and West Virginia met for the first AAS Regional Meeting and found that the whole was greater than the sum of its parts.
We launched our first mobile app just in time for the 224th AAS meeting in Boston. If you downloaded it to your smartphone or tablet, we'd like to hear from you about how you used it and how you liked it.
Effective in 2015 the Astronomical Journal and the Astrophysical Journal, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplement Series will become electronic only and will no longer be available in paper editions.
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific recently published an article by AAS Press Officer Rick Fienberg recounting his 20-plus years at Sky & Telescope magazine.
The AAS online membership directory is now more secure, and it displays more information to members than it does to nonmembers — as long as you sign in.
We’re launching our first mobile app just in time for the 224th AAS meeting in Boston. 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!
Please email or call your Congressperson in the House of Representatives before May 28th to ask that he or she support increased funding for basic science research at NASA and NSF in the FY 2015 appropriations bill.
If you teach in a high school or college and will be at the 224th AAS meeting in Boston, please consider attending our June 1st workshop on how to incorporate the Globe at Night citizen-science project into your classroom.