Learn how to get involved with a privately funded, 1.8-meter-aperture, ultraviolet-visible space telescope intended to complement other planned ground- and space-based observatories in the 2020s.
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory invites proposals for the use of its telescopes and those of its partners during the period August 2015 to January 2016. Deadline: 31 March 2015.
Kevin Marvel discusses the work of two AAS task forces, one examining how we organize our meetings and another recommending changes in how we operate our journals.
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.
The Society is saddened to learn of the death of emeritus member F. Curtis Michel, who passed away 23 February 2015.
By special arrangement with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, founding director George Field's Russell Lecture from the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle, WA, in January 2015 is now available for public viewing.
Haven't renewed your AAS membership for 2015? The time is now — not only will your membership be suspended and your member benefits cut off on Sunday, 1 March, but also a $10 fee will be assessed for all renewals made after that date.
The January 2015 issue of the semiannual newsletter of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy is now available for download as a PDF.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory invites potential users to attend one of four workshops around the US to gain the knowledge you'll need to carry out cutting-edge scientific research using NRAO facilities.
NASA is soliciting proposals to use the 10-meter Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea during the 2015B observing semester, 1 August 2015 through 31 January 2016. Deadline: 19 March 2015.
A special session at the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle in January covered topics such as the various types of software licenses, intellectual-property rights, and government restrictions on exporting codes.
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 Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Tibor Herczeg, who passed away 7 July 2014.
The AAS is part of a broad coalition asking the US government to take a more balanced approach to deficit reduction that relieves pressure on nondefense discretionary spending.
Voting in the AAS election of officers and councilors for terms beginning in 2015 closed on 31 January, and the ballots have been counted. The envelopes, please....
After detailed study by an expert task force, the Astronomical Journal and the Astrophysical Journal family will be revamped to simplify the submissions process and enhance their content.
That thud you heard was the arrival of President Obama's fiscal year 2016 budget. Here the AAS public-policy staff presents "just the facts" about what's in the request for the astronomical sciences.
Thierry Montmerle of the International Astronomical Union has several announcements of interest to AAS members who are thinking about attending the IAU General Assembly in Hawaii this August.
The AAS Council has selected pulsar discoverer Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Oxford University) and exoplanet discoverer Michel G. E. Mayor (Geneva Observatory) as the newest honorary members of the Society.
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.