With no dues increase and a "stellar" lineup of benefits, there isn't a better time than now to renew your commitment to the AAS.
The National Research Council’s Optical and Infrared System Study Committee requests white papers from the astronomy community to aid its work. Deadline: 6 October 2014.
AAS members will elect new officers and councilors in early 2014. A preliminary slate of candidates is now in hand, and additional nominations are welcome. Deadline: 16 September.
The plan for institutional representatives described by AAS President David Helfand last April is now being implemented. Volunteers are welcome! Sign up today!
Offered free to all members, the annual AAS Wall Calendar highlights important astronomical events month by month. The AAS seeks sponsors and key dates and deadlines for the 2014 edition. New this year: "Buy a Birthday!" Deadline: 1 September.
With Executive Officer Kevin Marvel on sabbatical, the other managers on the AAS staff will take turns writing this column. First up: CFO Kelly Clark, who writes about our recent office relocation.
The AAS seeks session proposals for the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, 5-9 January 2014. We welcome proposals on both broad and narrow topics that will appeal to large and small groups.
Don’t forget to make your hotel reservations before the prices increase! The Portola Hotel and Spa will be accepting reservations through Monday, 11 March 2013.
Here's your chance to provide scientific input to the Thirty Meter Telescope project, stimulate planning for future TMT science programs, and help expand the international TMT partnership. Deadline: 16 January.
The AAS election of officers and councilors for terms beginning in 2015 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 2015.
The AAS and IOP Publishing have created a new electronic book publishing partnership as part of the Society’s mission to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.
The American Physical Society Insurance Trust has a new administrator and will soon offer AAS members enhanced insurance benefits and services at group rates.
The American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center has published two new reports examining what new physics and astrophysics PhDs are doing a year after finishing their doctorates.
A new report from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine suggests that the US postdoctoral experience should be refocused on training and mentoring.
The AAS's Laboratory Astrophysics Division is honoring Lou Allamandola "for his numerous contributions to the study of ices and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in astronomical environments."
A workshop at next month's AAS meeting in Seattle focuses on new ways to use the Galileoscope and Quality Lighting kits for outreach during the International Year of Light 2015. Register by 18 December!
Every year the National Science Board salutes a leader who has made exceptional contributions to the welfare of humankind via science and technology. Nominations for 2015 have been extended through 20 January 2015.
#GivingTuesday, on 2 December this year, is a global day dedicated to celebrating generosity. We encourage you to use this opportunity to support some of the many funds and projects that help define the AAS.
Everyone who belongs to the AAS receives the magazine Physics Today as a member benefit. The latest issue is now en route to subscribers' mailboxes and can be accessed online.
Six AAS members are among the 401 distinguished scientists newly elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.