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On 14 April the National Research Council Committee on a Strategy to Optimize the US Optical and Infrared (OIR) System in the Era of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope released its report and recommendations.

If you earned your PhD between 2004 and 2014 from any institution worldwide and have ever studied, worked, or trained in the United States, you are invited to participate in a new study of PhD employment.

Astro Hack Week is an "unconference" focused on astrostatistics and data-intensive astronomy. It will have material and activities appropriate for scientists at all levels from senior undergraduates to faculty.

Come to this meeting, 17-19 June 2015 at Vanderbilt University, to help define recommendations and actions that will make the astronomical community more diverse and inclusive.

What’s the best way to deal with the English language’s lack of a gender-neutral singular pronoun? As any grammarian can tell you, the answer has changed over the years. Just ask him/her/them!

In mid-March college student Ashley Tucker joined more than a dozen other AAS members in Washington, DC, for Congressional Visits Day 2015. Here are her thoughts on what she learned from the experience.

To apply, or not to apply ― that is the question every time a funding opportunity arises. To answer, two scientists set out to measure the cost-effectiveness of writing grant proposals. Here are their results.

The nonprofit EnCorps STEM Teachers Program is recruiting professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math into new careers in education — currently in California, but eventually in other states too.

Meg Urry

Our Society is at its best when talented, enthusiastic AAS members contribute to our mission to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.

With the Triennial Earth-Sun Summit looming in Indianapolis, the presidents of the AAS and American Geophysical Union have written Gov. Mike Pence to reaffirm our societies' commitment to welcoming all attendees.