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

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

Decadal Update6 — April 9 Chair's Bulletin

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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NASA Goddard Celebrates 100 Hours of Astronomy

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:

International Year of Astronomy Activities Update

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.

CORRECTION: FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriation Act Summary

Subject - FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriation Act Summary CORRECTION

Marcos Huerta
John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow
huerta at aas.org
http://blog.aas.org

There was a typographical error in the Informational Email on the FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act. The Science Mission Directorate received $4.503 Billion, a 4.3% decrease ($203.2 million) over FY 2008, not increase, as was written in the informational email text.

Contact Your Texas School Board Member — Preserve Scientific Integrity

AAS Action Alert 2009-02
View Online: http://aas.org/publications/exploder_detail.php?ExploderID=22

*Contact your Texas school board member and urge them to preserve the scientific integrity of state education standards.*

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

John Huchra, President
J. Craig Wheeler, Past-President

Informational Email 2009-05

The Netherlands Office for Science & Technology invites you for an upcoming lecture on Astrophysics: Unraveling the Distant Universe through the Hubble and James Webb Telescopes

By Rogier Windhorst
Regent's Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona
State University

Wednesday, 11 March 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
Royal Netherlands Embassy
4200 Linnean Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Decadal Update 5 — Revised Call for White Papers

Decadal Update 5 - Revised Call for white papers

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

Below is the text of the March 3 "Chair's Bulletin" message from Roger Blandford, discussing some changes to the current call for white papers - soliciting input on technology development and theory, computation, and laboratory astrophysics.

It can also be viewed online at: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/bpa/Astro2010_Chairs_Bulletin_3Mar09.pdf

Decadal Update 4 — Chair's Update / White Papers, Panels

The following is the fourth in a new series of special Decadal Update emails, sent to the AAS membership as a service to the National Academy of Sciences Astro2010 Decadal Survey Committee.

Below is the text of the most recent "Chair's Bulletin" message from Roger Blandford, discussing the ongoing progress of the survey, from the numerous science white papers to the call for State of the Profession position papers.

Election Results

AAS Informational Email 2009-03: Election Results

Sent 10 February 2009

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) announces its new officers, Council members, and certain other officials, as elected by the members of the Society.

Call Your Members of Congress and Have Them Support Science in Stimulus Bill

AAS Action Alert 2009-01
Marcos Huerta
John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow
huerta at aas.org
http://blog.aas.org

* Summary *

This Action Alert calls upon AAS members to call , FAX or write their members of Congress and Congressional Leadership and ask that they urge the House / Senate conference committee to support strong funding for basic research in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Decadal Update 3 — Chair's Update / White Paper Submission

Decadal Update 3 - Chair's Update / White Paper Submission

The following is the third in a new series of special Decadal Update emails, sent to the AAS membership as a service to the National Academy of Sciences Astro2010 Decadal Survey Committee.

Below is the text of the third "Chair's Update" message from Roger Blandford, discussing the online submission system for the Science White Papers, as well as information on other solicitations for input.

Science Money in the Senate and House Stimulus Bills

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

The House Appropriations committee released a draft of the spending portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on January 15, and the Senate released a summary of their version of the bill on Friday. The two bills differ on the amount of science funding, and the Senate press release lacks much detail in exactly where the money is going. Some Top Line Numbers:

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