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Dear AAS Members:

The AAS Employment Committee is considering a recommendation to shift the decision deadline for postdoctoral offers from February 15 to be later in the spring. Please help the committee decide whether (or by how much) to shift the decision deadline by participating in an anonymous survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=UNwNGO0Fn91klgs9KLBwyA_3d_3d

23 Oct 2012 - Employment

Informational Email - Local Congressional Visits Day
Marcos Huerta
John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow
blog.aas.org

23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS Electronic Announcement #196 - May 2009

Mailed on 11 May 2009

CONTENTS:

1. NEW MEMBER BENEFIT - NASA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

2. THE AAS IS ON FACEBOOK

3. NEEDED: JUDGES FOR CHAMBLISS STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

4. SPARK - THE EDUCATION NEWSLETTER

5. PROPOSAL TO SHIFT THE POSTDOC DECISION DEADLINE

6. EILEEN FRIEL NEXT DIRECTOR OF LOWELL OBSERVATORY

7. CANDIDATE SEARCH: NSF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

8. PLEASE TAKE THE USER SURVEY AT THE INFRARED SCIENCE ARCHIVE (IRSA)

23 Oct 2012

AAS Informational Email 2009-10

NPR Seeks Astronomer's Opinion on their Favorite HST Image

Kevin B. Marvel, Executive Officer

Apologies for sending this email to everyone outside of our normal Electronic Alert series, but the request I describe below from NPR could not be supported otherwise due to timing.

23 Oct 2012

AAS Informational Email 2009-09

AAS Announces Open Recruitment for Press Officer and Education and Outreach Coordinator

Kevin B. Marvel

The AAS announces an open recruitment for the full time position of Press Officer and Education & Outreach Coordinator. A job announcement is now available on the AAS Job Register and the description is included here.

AAS members are encouraged to distribute this information to potential candidates.

Job Title: Press Officer and Education & Outreach Coordinator

23 Oct 2012

Decadal Update 6

The following is sent to the AAS membership as a service to the National Academy of Sciences Astro2010 Decadal Survey Committee.

Below is the text of the April 9 "Chair's Bulletin" message from Roger Blandford.

Previous and Current bulletins are available online as: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/bpa/Astro2010_Chairs_Bulletin.html

Marcos Huerta
John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow

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The Astro2010 Web Site: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/bpa/Astro2010.html
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23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS Electronic Announcement #195 – April 2009

[Mailed from aas.org 10 April 2009]

CONTENTS:

23 Oct 2012

Four days of cosmic fun begin April 2 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

The Astrophysics Science Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., is coordinating a series of events to bring the cosmos down to Earth in the DC metropolitan area.

The festivities take place April 2-5 as part of the 100 Hours of Astronomy. This worldwide celebration is associated with the 2009 International Year of Astronomy, which marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's use of the telescope.

Events taking place at Goddard include:

23 Oct 2012

Marcos Huerta
John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow
huerta at aas.org

The following is being sent to AAS Members, as a service to the National Science Foundation. Additionally, excerpts from the NSF statement are available at: http://blog.aas.org/2009/03/19/nsf-details-stimulus/

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Dear Colleague,

23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

International Year of Astronomy Activities Update

Mailed 16 March 2009

SHED LIGHT ON LIGHT POLLUTION! JOIN THE GLOBE AT NIGHT CAMPAIGN, 16-28 MARCH!

More than one-fifth of the world population, two-thirds of the United States population and one half of the European Union population are unable to see the stars in our Milky Way galaxy arch across a pristinely dark sky. With half the world's population now living in cities, this problem is only getting worse. Yet you can easily be part of a local solution to a global problem.

23 Oct 2012

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