Meg Urry reviews the very busy, very successful 225th AAS meeting held 4-8 January 2015 at the Washington State Convention Center.
The AAS election of officers and councilors for terms beginning in 2015 is now under way. The best way to ensure that your voice is heard is to vote! Deadline: 31 January 2015.
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.
Graduate students currently in residence at a US institution are invited to apply for the third annual Communicating Science Workshop to be held 18-20 June 2015 in Cambridge, MA. Deadline: 1 March 2015.
More than 100 early-career AAS members have been trained in effective science education and public outreach and are actively engaging audiences all across the US in the excitement of modern astronomy.
Individuals at US institutions are welcome to apply for support for airline travel to the August 2015 IAU General Assembly in Honolulu, Hawaii. Deadline: 1 April (extended from 9 January).
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member J. Richard Hansen, who passed away 17 January 2015.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Robert L. Brown, who passed away 20 December 2014.
Results are in from the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle: 22 graduate students and undergraduates are receiving Chambliss medals or award certificates to honor their winning poster presentations.
Everyone who belongs to the AAS receives the magazine Physics Today as a member benefit. The latest issue is now en route to subscribers' mailboxes and can be accessed online.
At its 225th semiannual meeting last week in Seattle, Washington, the AAS named the recipients of its 2015 prizes for outstanding achievements in research, instrument development, and education.