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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.
Application to become an Astronomy Ambassador. This program supports early-career AAS members in improving their communication skills and provides access to resources and contacts for doing outreach to school children and the public. Application deadline for the workshop at the 46th DPS meeting: 18 August 2014.
Want to use your science knowledge to directly address societal challenges? The American Association for the Advancement of Science's policy fellowships will be the subject of a live chat on 24 July.
The AAS Astronomy Ambassadors program will conducts a one-day workshop on effective approaches to public outreach at the 46th annual DPS meeting in Tucson, Arizona, on Sunday, 9 November 2014. Application deadline: 27 August.
Different AAS prizes and awards have different requirements for their nomination/application packages. Here are convenient checklists to help ensure that the materials you submit are correct and complete.
AAS Council resolutions related to research, education, society, and astronomy as a profession but whose period of relevance has passed.
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.