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By Michelle Thaller, csmonitor.com / January 28, 2004
Every January, professional astronomers converge on a medium-sized convention center for the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society. This year, the good city of Atlanta (not so medium sized) was host to this event, and seeing as I had gone to graduate school in Atlanta, I was looking forward not only to catching up on all the cutting-edge astronomy that would be presented at the convention, but also to re-connecting with old friends.
GLOBE at Night, now in its 6th year, encourages astronomers and citizen-scientists worldwide to record the brightness of the night sky to help create a global map of light pollution. During two weeks of moonless evenings, observers compare the appearance of a constellation (Orion in February/March and Leo or Crux in March/April) with the view depicted on seven charts showing progressively fainter stars. They then go online to report their date, time, location, and the number of the chart that best matches their view of the constellation. New this year: Observers with smart phones or tablets can submit their measurements from the field in real time!
The Astro2010 report, New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics, will be publically released in pre-publication form via the National Academies Press website and an eTownHall webcast at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Friday, August 13, 2010. The fully edited final publication version of the report will emerge later in the year.
September 7, 2010
The purpose of this document is to describe and prioritize the Society’s activities, including the work of the Executive Office and the Society governance.
The goals and priorities will be regularly reviewed and updated by Council.
It is the policy of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) that all participants in Society activities will enjoy an environment free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
The governing documents of the American Astronomical Society.
As a professional society, the AAS must provide an environment that encourages the free expression and exchange of scientific ideas. In pursuit of that environment, the AAS is committed to the philosophy of equality. All functions of the Society must be conducted in a professional atmosphere in which all participants are treated with courtesy and respect.
Authors, editors and referees should also be aware of the professional and ethical standards that have been adopted for the AAS journals.
The Martial Art of Scientific Publication
by E.N.Parker as published in Eos, vol. 78, no. 31, 16 September 1997.
The mission of the American Astronomical Society is to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the Universe.
Dr. Stephen P. Maran, a senior advisor with the American Astronomical Society, is an astronomer and author with long experience in the Space Program. The author or editor of twelve books and of over 100 popular articles on astronomy and space exploration, and many more scientific publications, he retired from NASA on October 1, 2004 after more than 35 years with the agency. On August 31, 2009, he retired after 25 years (most of them overlapping with NASA service) as Press Officer of the Society.
Article by Richard M. Reis, which originally appeared in the Chronicle
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Below are the presentations from recent workshops. The AAS Committee on Employment will hold similar events at future AAS meetings.
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The Employment Committee of the AAS recently conducted a survey that showed a great interest from our constituents on the variety of career paths taken by astronomers. If you are an astronomer working in a non-traditional job, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and help us make this page a more effective mentoring and networking tool.
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