AAS President Meg Urry (Yale University) has published an essay in Scientific American explaining why the case against Geoff Marcy (Univ. of California, Berkeley) must be a wake-up call to reform our field.
Responding to a highly publicized case of sexual harassment by a famous astronomer, the chair of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy has posted a message to the greater community.
The 228th meeting of the American Astronomical Society will be held in San Diego, California, 12-16 June 2016. The AAS seeks proposals for Special Sessions, Town Halls, Workshops, and Splinter Meetings.
AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.
The University of Illinois is asking AAS members to take a brief online survey about the cyberinfrastructure used to share data, models, and software among researchers in the Earth and space sciences.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is now accepting applications from students who are US citizens for its internship program for the spring semester. Deadline: 30 October 2015.
A new resource tells how humanity has gone from ancient conceptions of a small, flat Earth to our modern understanding that we live on one planet, orbiting one star, in a vast and amazing universe.
FY 2016 started last week (1 October 2015), and a continuing resolution passed Congress just in the nick of time to keep the federal government from shutting down.
Most AAS members receive the magazine Physics Today as a membership benefit. The latest issue is now en route to subscribers' mailboxes and can be accessed online.
A culture of traditional and do-it-yourself information practices still holds sway among scientists when it comes to the curation, management, and publication of formal research findings.