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The Summer Science Program (SSP) is seeking to fund innovative curricula to expand its residential program for talented high-school students. Deadline for proposal summaries: 31 May 2014.
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is offering grants to support data-intensive research combining natural sciences with methods from statistics and computer science. Pre-application deadline: 24 February 2014.
The K2 mission solicits comments on the fields that the repurposed Kepler spacecraft will observe during its first two years, as well as target proposals for a performance demonstration test starting in March. Deadline: 1 February 2014.
NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute seek proposals for Hubble observations and funding for archival and theoretical research programs. Deadline: 11 April 2014.
Proposals to use the SMA radio interferometer on Mauna Kea during the period 16 May through 15 November 2014 are due on 13 February.
At its 223rd semiannual meeting last week in Washington, DC, the AAS named the recipients of its 2014 prizes for outstanding achievements in research, public policy, instrument development, education, and writing.
On 9 January 2014 the American Astronomical Society delivered the first ever State of the Universe address to a packed house in the briefing room for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Space.
IOP Publishing and the AAS are pleased to announce the launch of the Astronomy Image Explorer (AIE), which provides researchers with quick and easy access to hundreds of thousands of graphics and videos that have been published in the Astrophysical Journal and Astronomical Journal.
If anybody understands the importance of light, it’s astronomers. Here’s a chance to help our physicist colleagues educate the public about the science of light and its applications.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory seeks proposals for use of the Very Large Array, Very Long Baseline Array, and Green Bank Telescope. Deadline: 3 February 2014.
The renewal notices recently mailed to many AAS members contained several printing and typographical errors. This short article should help clear up any confusion.
AAS President David Helfand welcomes the new year with thoughts about big astronomy meetings, how to advocate for federal investments in science, and the astounding pace at which our understanding of the universe is increasing.
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Observatory has issued a call for membership in its International Science Development Teams (ISDTs), which provide scientific input and facilitate collaboration across and beyond the TMT partnership. Applications are welcome from all PhD scientists. Deadline: 17 January 2014.
This workshop on Sunday afternoon, 5 January, will cover the proposed redefinition of Universal Time to no longer be tied to the rotation of the Earth, which would have significant implications for astronomy.
The U.S.- and Europe-based scientific collaborations seek astrophysicists interested in signing agreements for the identification of electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational-wave triggers. Deadline: 16 February 2014.
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.
Enduring Quests, Daring Visions provides a compelling long-term vision for space astrophysics building upon the baseline given in the recent decadal survey New Worlds, New Horizons.
With Executive Officer Kevin Marvel on sabbatical, other managers on the AAS staff are taking turns writing this column. In this installment Joel Parriott, AAS Director of Public Policy, introduces Josh Shiode, our new John Bahcall Fellow.