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.
The AAS is now managing the AAS LinkedIn group, which from now on will better serve the community as a venue for discussion and networking among professionals in the astronomical sciences.
AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel provides an update on activities that will be keeping us busy for the rest of 2014, including wrestling with public-policy challenges and planning next year's IAU General Assembly.
ASCL.net, a free online registry of codes used in astronomy research, has a new website that offers more flexible browsing and an easier submission process and author search. Got code? Please share!
The latest issue of the James Webb Space Telescope newsletter is available as a PDF. It describes the status of the project, a thermal-vacuum test, and exoplanet science plans.
Meg Urry looks to build better links between academia and industry by connecting students and professors with astronomers in all fields worldwide.
Hundreds of snapshots from the June 2014 AAS meeting in Boston have been posted in our online gallery at photos.aas.org.
Despite what's shown on the AAS Wall Calendar, there are not two new Moons in August 2014. A full Moon will occur on the 10th of the month, as scheduled.
The National Research Council's committee studying how to optimize the US optical and infrared (OIR) system in the era of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope meets in Washington, DC, this week, and you can tune in remotely if you can't make it in person.
Among those elected to the 2014 class of American Geophysical Union Fellows are two AAS members: Alexander G. Kosovichev and Thomas N. Woods.
The Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) seeks nominations for the inaugural Laboratory Astrophysics Prize to honor an individual who has made significant contributions to the field over an extended period. Deadline: 29 August 2014.
The Department of Energy's Office of Science has announced new requirements for the management of digital research data by grant recipients.
The June 2014 issue of Status, the magazine of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA), is now available for downloading as a 3.1-megabyte PDF.
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 recipients' work on game theory enabled the Federal Communications Commission to auction spectrum licenses.
Cosponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the Committee on Employment, these interviews highlight the diversity of career trajectories available to astronomers.