AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel highlights some of the many ways you can support the Society, not only by participating in its programs and activities, but also by contributing to its prize endowments and other funds.
With no dues increase and a "stellar" lineup of benefits, there isn't a better time than now to renew your commitment to the AAS.
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.
The SPSIG's inaugural meeting will be held in conjunction with the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle on Tuesday afternoon, 6 January, and is open to all attendees interested in issues related to software publication.
The upcoming 225th AAS meeting, 4-8 January 2015, offers workshops, sessions, posters, tutorials, and discussions that focus on many aspects of astronomical software — and Hack Day, too!
This year CVD will be 17-18 March 2015. The AAS aims to select at least 15 volunteers to come to Washington, DC, to raise visibility and support for science. Sign-up deadline: 3 February 2015.
Here's your chance to provide scientific input to the Thirty Meter Telescope project, stimulate planning for future TMT science programs, and help expand the international TMT partnership. Deadline: 16 January.
The AAS election of officers and councilors for terms beginning in 2015 is now under way. New officers and councilors will help decide the Society's direction and goals. The best way to ensure that your voice is heard is to vote! Deadline: 31 January 2015.
Applications are now being accepted for the next AAS John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow. If you have, or will have, a PhD by Fall 2015 and are interested in science policy, you are encouraged to apply!
AAS members interested in astronomy education, outreach, and heritage are invited to participate in a two-day meeting on these topics at the International Astronomical Union's General Assembly in August 2015.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member H. John Wood, III, who passed away 23 October 2014.