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 Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) announce the NEOWISE 2015 data release: 2.5 million images, 18.5 billion sources!
Sixteen AAS members traveled to Washington, DC, from 16 to 18 March to advocate for strong and sustained support for the astronomical sciences from Congress and the White House.
Which large astrophysics missions should NASA study prior to the 2020 decadal survey? The Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group would like to hear your ideas and recommendations by 24 April 2015.
Join your colleagues in St. Louis in July to explore the opportunities afforded by the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, an advanced collection of digital resources and services.
The AAS has launched its Spring 2015 Campaign, and a special challenge grant will double the value of contributions to the Annie Jump Cannon Award Fund.
The National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center and National Radio Astronomy Observatory invite you to register for their July 2015 summer-school programs in single-dish radio astronomy and interferometry.
The University of Minnesota seeks new homes for three sets of transparencies and two sets of prints from various sky surveys, including the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS) I and II.
Please contact your member of the House of Representatives this week to ask them to sign two bipartisan letters in support of the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science.
In early March 2015 scientists from 32 nations gathered in Fukuoka, Japan, to discuss instrumentation and techniques for advancing space-weather research and improving space-weather predictions.
This international conference, 19-25 July in Quy Nhon, will bring together exoplanet and solar-system specialists to address major new observational projects and what we expect to learn over the next decade.