In early January the AAS named astronomer Henny J.G.L.M. Lamers, best known for his work on stellar populations, as an honorary member of the Society.
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Harvard professor Robert P. Kirshner, who led the AAS from 2004 to 2006, has received the National Academy of Sciences' prestigious James C. Watson Medal for contributions to astronomy.
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is offering grants to support data-intensive research combining natural sciences with methods from statistics and computer science. Pre-application deadline: 24 February 2014.
At its 223rd semiannual meeting last week in Washington, DC, the AAS named the recipients of its 2014 prizes for outstanding achievements in research, public policy, instrument development, education, and writing.