The Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) Discovery Portal provides a one-stop-shopping web interface to access data from all of MAST's supported missions, including Hubble, Kepler, and Swift.
Seven AAS members, including our President-Elect, are among the 388 distinguished scientists newly elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Help promote awareness of the adverse effects of light pollution by encouraging your students, friends, and family to measure their night-sky brightness. It's simple, fun, and educational!
The AAS Executive Office wants to hear how the indiscriminate, across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester have affected our members. Please use our online form to report your experience.
Renew your AAS membership by 31 December 2013 to take advantage of our new two-year renewal option, locking in the 2014 rate for 2015 as well. For each year, you'll also receive a 15% discount off your share of the author charges for a paper in any of the AAS journals.
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the considerations that go into choosing where to hold our semiannual meetings, including how we strive to minimize the cost to attendees.
Opportunities remain for institutions and individuals to gain access to a large "virtual observatory" that has been consistently ranked as one of the top astronomy collaborations. Deadline: February 2014.
With Executive Officer Kevin Marvel on sabbatical, other managers on the AAS staff are taking turns writing this column. In this installment, Chris Biemesderfer, Director of Publishing, describes the ongoing evolution of the AAS journals in the digital age.
Ten winners and four honorable mentions will receive support to present their dissertation talks at the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, in January.
The second data release (DR2) for the Digital Access to a Sky Century @ Harvard (DASCH) is now available from the project website. DASCH provide images and fully processed astrometry and photometry from the digitized Harvard plates for the period 1885 to 1992.
If you think the news media may be interested in your oral or poster presentation at the 223rd AAS meeting in January, please consult with your institutional public-information officer and ask him or her to contact AAS press officer Rick Fienberg.
The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) announce the AllWISE data release.
The ALMA Director, on behalf of the partner organizations and all the personnel in Chile, East Asia, Europe, and North America involved in bringing ALMA to Early Science readiness, is pleased to issue the Cycle 2 Call for Proposals. Deadline: 5 December 2013
Balloting for the next election of AAS officers and councilors will open in mid-December 2013 and close at the end of January 2014. All AAS members eligible to vote in the election will be notified once the ballot is available. Every vote is important, and those elected will be empowered to decide the direction and goals of our Society.
We are grateful to the following AAS members who have agreed to stand for election. Click on a name to read the candidate's statement. Please support the candidates' dedication, and help define the future of your Society, by voting.
NASA seeks white papers on potential coronagraphic science to be done with the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope - Astrophysics Focused Telescope Assets (WFIRST-AFTA) mission. Deadline: 15 November 2013.
The International Astronomical Union invites proposals for symposia and focus meetings at the August 2015 General Assembly in Honolulu. Deadline: 15 December 2013.
The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy is conducting a survey about two-body careers in astronomy. You're invited to take the survey whether or not you are partnered.
On Tuesday evening, 7 January, at the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, we’ll hold our first-ever open-microphone night. Sign up now to share your musical or other talents with friends and colleagues!
The last few days have brought welcome news of a potential end to the government shutdown. Whether you believe there can be a long-term, large-scale budget bargain or not, its important to look at where this Congress left off when they last considered funding the government in something like the "normal" way.
Our second annual AAS Astronomy Ambassadors workshop, to be held in conjunction with the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, on 4-5 January 2014, is filling up fast. We've extended the deadline until Monday, 21 October 2013, to accommodate more last-minute applications.