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Nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the US Senate, the National Science Foundation's new leader is an astronomer, a former university president, and a former NASA chief scientist.
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The Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards are given to recognize exemplary research by undergraduates and graduate students who present posters at meetings of the AAS. Awardees are honored with a Chambliss medal or, in the case of honorable mention, a certificate.
Fifteen members of the AAS traveled to Washington, DC, 25-26 March to express to Congress the need for sustained and predictable federal funding of scientific research, which is critically important to American economic growth.
The American Astronomical Society's Executive Committee and Committee on Astronomy and Public Policy have issued a statement expressing concerns over President Obama’s “lackluster” support of science research and education as reflected in his proposed budget for fiscal year 2015.
The AAS seeks a knowledgeable, talented, and experienced science writer to help deliver high-impact scientific results to the research community and to journalists who cover the astronomical sciences.
The AAS has joined AmazonSmile, giving members and friends a new way to support the Society. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the AAS, at no cost to you!
US Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas has received the 2014 George E. Brown Award for her vision and leadership in promoting public policies benefitting science and engineering.