We are looking at a potentially busy spring and summer for federal policies related to the astronomical sciences. In lieu of a deep dive into any one of the interesting policy issues on the horizon, I thought I would just lay out what we're likely to see and approximately when.
When the 224th meeting of the AAS comes to town 1-5 June 2014, Boston really will be the "Hub of the Universe."
The National Research Council Space Studies Board and Board on Physics and Astronomy invite you to attend a joint meeting of their standing advisory committees in Washington, DC, 3-5 March 2014.
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 recipient's work on black holes led to his championing a U.S. supercomputing revolution and to Web browsers.
If you paid your 2014 AAS dues by the end of 2013, you qualified for 15% off your share of the author charges for one paper accepted for publication this year in any of the AAS journals. Here's how to claim your discount.
Voting in the AAS election of officers and councilors for terms beginning in 2014 closed on 31 January, and the ballots have been counted. The envelopes, please....
The UAT is an open, interoperable, community-supported thesaurus of astrophysical concepts and their relationships. You're invited to have a look and, if interested, contribute to its further development.
This article summarizes a presentation given by Greg Schwarz, the AAS Journals Editorial Scientist, at the 23rd Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) meeting.
On Thursday, 6 February 2014, I walked around Capitol Hill delivering a letter from our President, David Helfand, to the leadership of the Appropriations subcommittees with jurisdiction over NASA, NSF, and the Department of Energy (DOE)—the three agencies that collectively provide most of the federal support for the astronomical sciences.
Thirty-two outstanding student posters presented at the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, have won medals or certificates of honorable mention in the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards competition.