The K2 mission solicits comments on the fields that the repurposed Kepler spacecraft will observe during its first two years, as well as target proposals for a performance demonstration test starting in March. Deadline: 1 February 2014.
If anybody understands the importance of light, it’s astronomers. Here’s a chance to help our physicist colleagues educate the public about the science of light and its applications.
Attendees at the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, are invited to attend two special events on Sunday and Monday related to light pollution and observatory site protection.
The renewal notices recently mailed to many AAS members contained several printing and typographical errors. This short article should help clear up any confusion.
AAS President David Helfand welcomes the new year with thoughts about big astronomy meetings, how to advocate for federal investments in science, and the astounding pace at which our understanding of the universe is increasing.
This workshop on Sunday afternoon, 5 January, will cover the proposed redefinition of Universal Time to no longer be tied to the rotation of the Earth, which would have significant implications for astronomy.
Renew your AAS membership by 31 December 2013 to take advantage of our new two-year renewal option, locking in the 2014 rate for 2015 as well. For each year, you'll also receive a 15% discount off your share of the author charges for a paper in any of the AAS journals.
Enduring Quests, Daring Visions provides a compelling long-term vision for space astrophysics building upon the baseline given in the recent decadal survey New Worlds, New Horizons.
With Executive Officer Kevin Marvel on sabbatical, other managers on the AAS staff are taking turns writing this column. In this installment Joel Parriott, AAS Director of Public Policy, introduces Josh Shiode, our new John Bahcall Fellow.
AAS meetings are the largest and most logistically complex astronomy meetings in the world. We ask all attendees to work together to enhance the value of the meetings by keeping a few simple things in mind.
The AAS election of officers and councilors for terms beginning in 2014 is now under way. New officers and councilors will help decide the Society's direction and goals. The best way to ensure that your voice is heard is to vote! Deadline: 31 January 2014.
With Executive Officer Kevin Marvel on sabbatical, other managers on the AAS staff are taking turns writing this column. In this installment Rick Fienberg, AAS Press Officer, describes how he organizes news briefings at our semiannual meetings.
If you're an early-career astronomer originally from Scotland, you might have a role in a new TV program meant to inspire young Scots to consider careers in science.
The Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group holds its 9th meeting on 4-5 January in Washington, DC, offering AAS-meeting attendees a chance to provide scientific and technical input to NASA.
After 22 years at the helm of the Chandra X-ray Center, the science and operations hub for NASA's flagship X-ray observatory, its founding director passes the torch.
The American Institute of Physics (AIP), a federation of scientific organizations to which the AAS belongs, welcomes the AMS as its newest full member.
The Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) Discovery Portal provides a one-stop-shopping web interface to access data from all of MAST's supported missions, including Hubble, Kepler, and Swift.
Seven AAS members, including our President-Elect, are among the 388 distinguished scientists newly elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Help promote awareness of the adverse effects of light pollution by encouraging your students, friends, and family to measure their night-sky brightness. It's simple, fun, and educational!
The AAS Executive Office wants to hear how the indiscriminate, across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester have affected our members. Please use our online form to report your experience.