Former AAS Councilor Bruce Balick (University of Washington) links to some articles and reports that can help identify sources of job dissatisfaction and ways to address them.
The National Research Council's committee studying how to optimize the US optical and infrared (OIR) system in the era of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope meets in Washington, DC, this week, and you can tune in remotely if you can't make it in person.
Among those elected to the 2014 class of American Geophysical Union Fellows are two AAS members: Alexander G. Kosovichev and Thomas N. Woods.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of Conrad R. Sturch, who passed away 13 June 2014.
The Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) seeks nominations for the inaugural Laboratory Astrophysics Prize to honor an individual who has made significant contributions to the field over an extended period. Deadline: 29 August 2014.
The Department of Energy's Office of Science has announced new requirements for the management of digital research data by grant recipients.
The June 2014 issue of Status, the magazine of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA), is now available for downloading as a 3.1-megabyte PDF.
The Golden Goose Award celebrates scientists whose federally funded research seemed odd or obscure but turned out to have a significant, positive impact on society. The latest recipients' work on game theory enabled the Federal Communications Commission to auction spectrum licenses.
The National Solar Observatory welcomes proposals to use its telescopes on Sacramento Peak in New Mexico and/or Kitt Peak in Arizona during the 4th quarter of 2014.
Want to use your science knowledge to directly address societal challenges? The American Association for the Advancement of Science's policy fellowships will be the subject of a live chat on 24 July.
The Department of Energy (DOE) seeks applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research program. Deadline: 24 September, 5:00 pm EST.
Cosponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the Committee on Employment, these interviews highlight the diversity of career trajectories available to astronomers.
We've made some improvements to our homepage, our calendar, and the interface by which members can submit items for online publication and email distribution.
Videos of invited talks and prize lectures presented at the 224th meeting in Boston, MA, in June 2014 are now online for viewing by AAS members. You must sign in using your AAS username and password to watch them.
The Society’s annual report for calendar year 2013 is now available for downloading as a PDF file. It includes a financial report and summarizes our membership, meetings, and other activities.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory seeks proposals for use of the Very Large Array, Very Long Baseline Array, and Green Bank Telescope. Deadline: 1 August 2014.
Proposals to use the SMA radio interferometer on Mauna Kea during the period 16 November 2014 through 15 May 2015 are due on 7 August.
Based on a recent survey, the latest offering from the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center summarizes US astronomy enrollment and degree data at the bachelor's, master's, and doctorate levels.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Carl A. Rouse, who passed away 25 February 2014.
AAS member Chris Impey is the first astronomer to be named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute professor in recognition of his excellence in both scientific research and science education.