The American Astronomical Society and its six divisions (Planetary Science, High Energy Astrophysics, Solar Physics, Dynamical Astronomy, Historical Astronomy, and Laboratory Astrophysics) are deeply concerned about the impact of the Administration’s new conference travel restrictions on the scientific productivity and careers of researchers who are Federal employees and contractors.
The results of the latest AAS election are presented below. The Society thanks all who agreed to stand for election, for their commitment and service to the community, and congratulates the winners.
As I noted in my opening remarks at the 221st meeting of the Society in Long Beach, the state of the AAS — unlike that of the nation — is strong. We ended the year with a small positive balance in the Society's account for the fourth year in a row. Our collection of journals — the highest impact journals in the world in our field — is in even stronger financial shape.
The following actions were taken by the AAS Council at their January 2013 meeting in Long Beach, California.
The AAS is sad to announce the passing of former AAS Vice-President Gart Westerhout. When the AAS incorporated in Washington, DC, Dr. Westerhout signed the Articles of Incorporation. He was a life-long supporter of the AAS.
Vote in the AAS 2013 Election
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Voting will close at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 31 January 2013.
Subject: Celebration of Huchra's Life in Science
AAS Informational Email 2010-15
[note: This message is being sent to AAS members as a service to the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics -kbm]
AAS Informational Email 2010-9
Subject: John Huchra
Dear AAS Members and Colleagues,
It is with deep sadness that the American Astronomical Society announces the passing of AAS past-president John Peter Huchra on October 8.
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.
After 25 years of service as the Press Officer of the American Astronomical Society, Steve Maran is FINALLY retiring; and we invite you to join us as we celebrate this monumental event with a Farewell Roast.
Monday, 4 January 2010 from 7:00-9:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC
Please RSVP to retirement at aas.org by Friday, 20 November 2009.
The mission of the American Astronomical Society is to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the Universe.
The draft ethics statement is below. This statement is also on the forums as well. Please go to the forums to login and comment on the draft. Once comments have been approved by the moderator they will appear online for everyone to read.
AAS Forums: http://forums.aas.org/
AAS Statement On Professional Ethics
Draft adopted June 7, 2009
AAS Council Seeks Input On Ethics Statement
AAS Resolutions related to research, education, society and astronomy as a profession.
Lists all officers and councilors that have served since the AAS was founded in 1899.
The Council is the governing body of the AAS and is responsible for the management, direction and control of the affairs and the property of the AAS. The official record of Council actions and resolutions is kept in the AAS Secretary's Office. You may contact Council members individually or use the Council Contact Form to reach the entire Council.
This morning, the President of the American Astronomical Society, Dr. Catherine A. Pilachowski, who holds the Kirkwood Chair in Astronomy at Indiana University Bloomington, sent the following letter of condolence to Mr. Sean O'Keefe, the NASA Administrator in light of the space shuttle tragedy this weekend.