The National Research Council’s Optical and Infrared System Study Committee requests white papers from the astronomy community to aid its work. Deadline: 6 October 2014.
AAS members will elect new officers and councilors in early 2014. A preliminary slate of candidates is now in hand, and additional nominations are welcome. Deadline: 16 September.
The plan for institutional representatives described by AAS President David Helfand last April is now being implemented. Volunteers are welcome! Sign up today!
Offered free to all members, the annual AAS Wall Calendar highlights important astronomical events month by month. The AAS seeks sponsors and key dates and deadlines for the 2014 edition. New this year: "Buy a Birthday!" Deadline: 1 September.
With Executive Officer Kevin Marvel on sabbatical, the other managers on the AAS staff will take turns writing this column. First up: CFO Kelly Clark, who writes about our recent office relocation.
The AAS seeks session proposals for the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, 5-9 January 2014. We welcome proposals on both broad and narrow topics that will appeal to large and small groups.
Don’t forget to make your hotel reservations before the prices increase! The Portola Hotel and Spa will be accepting reservations through Monday, 11 March 2013.
The abstract deadline for the Long Beach meeting is today at 9:00pm ET. You may have notice some slowness today because of the amount of traffic to the AAS website but it should be more responsive now. We apologize for any inconvenience.
You can pay your 2013 membership dues online through 31 December 2012. When you log in to your account to renew you will find many improved features. You can also add or delete journal subscriptions and divisions; and an individual subscription to the AAS' electronic journals is only US $25 beginning with this renewal period.
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, invites applications from undergraduates and graduate students for grants up to $5,000. Deadline: 15 October 2014.
The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array's Guest Observer Program gets under way in April 2015, and NASA now seeks proposals for research relevant to the NuSTAR mission. Deadline: 25 November 2014.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory invites applications for the 2015 Karl Jansky Fellowship Program, which provides outstanding postdoctoral research opportunities. Deadline: 3 November 2014.
NASA seeks proposals for use of the two 10-meter W. M. Keck telescopes for the observing semester that runs from February through July 2015. Deadline: 18 September 2014.
The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech seeks applicants for Carl Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowships to begin on or about 1 September 2015. Application deadline: 6 November 2014.
Early-career attendees at November's Division for Planetary Sciences meeting in Tucson are welcome to apply to our one-day workshop on doing effective public outreach. Deadline: 27 August.
In this guest post, graduate student Sara Barber (University of Oklahoma) describes her experience organizing a campus visit with Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma's 4th district over the August Congressional recess.
The AAS is now managing the AAS LinkedIn group, which from now on will better serve the community as a venue for discussion and networking among professionals in the astronomical sciences.
AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel provides an update on activities that will be keeping us busy for the rest of 2014, including wrestling with public-policy challenges and planning next year's IAU General Assembly.
The European Space Agency seeks concepts for a medium-size, or M-class, mission for launch in 2025 as part of its Cosmic Vision program. Letters of intent are due by 16 September.
The 305-meter William E. Gordon Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico is the world's largest single-dish radio telescope. Proposals to use it for observations during the first half of 2015 are due by 1 September 2014.