The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Western Australia has announced the creation of a new and unique fellowship aimed at providing senior female astronomers with the opportunity to visit ICRAR and interact with researchers and graduate students.
The AAS is reaching out to its emeritus members and those who have belonged to the Society for at least 40 years to recognize them for their long-term support and to explore how better to serve them.
The AAS Executive Office seeks volunteers to judge posters for the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards at the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, in January 2014. You can sign up when you register or submit your own abstract for the meeting.
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory invites observing proposals for the period 1 February - 31 July 2014. Time is available on telescopes at Kitt Peak, Cerro Tololo, Mauna Kea, and other observatories. Deadline: 26 September 2013.
The American Physical Society and American Institute of Physics will jointly sponsor a science policy fellowship at the US Dept. of Education. The selected fellow will spend up to two years working on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education policy and programs. Deadline: 20 September.
The AIP Statistical Research Center's latest publication shows that the representation of women among physics faculty members continues to grow, reaching 14% in 2010. In astronomy-only departments, women account for 19% of faculty.
The National Science Board seeks nominations for its 2014 awards honoring exemplary science leadership and public service. Deadline: 30 October 2013.
NASA invites observing proposals for the Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, for the 2014A semester. Deadline: 1 October 2013.
With Executive Officer Kevin Marvel on sabbatical, other managers on the AAS staff are taking turns writing this column. In this installment, Kim Earle, Director of Meeting Services, reports on the inaugural events in the new AAS Topical Conference Series.
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, invites applications from undergraduates and graduate students for grants up to $5,000. Deadline: 15 October 2013.
The Long Wavelength Array invites applications for observing time between 1 March and 1 December 2014. Deadline: 1 November 2013.
The Office of Science and Technology Policy seeks applications for its Spring 2014 Internship Program from college and university students who are U.S. citizens. Deadline: 4 October 2013.
Ed Guinan and Kathie Bailey-Mathae review highlights from the triennial IAU General Assembly held in Beijing, China, in August 2012. The next such gathering will be in Honolulu, Hawaii, in August 2015.
NASA's Astrophysics Division invites nominations for new Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) Executive Committee members. Self nominations are welcome. Deadline: 20 September.
NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group holds its 8th meeting just prior to, and at the same venue as, the upcoming DPS meeting in Denver. ExoPAG meetings offer an opportunity to discuss scientific and technical issues and to provide input to NASA.
The AIP Statistical Research Center has published two new reports that provide a detailed, department-by-department listing of Fall 2012 enrollment and 2011-12 degree data for every degree-granting physics and astronomy department in the U.S.
The Kavli Prize recognizes scientists for their seminal advances in three research areas: astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.
New Horizons will fly past Pluto and its moons in July 2015, and as Richard Binzel (MIT) explains, mission scientists seek Earth-based observers to monitor the system for at least a year pre- and post-flyby.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory invites astronomical institutions to host NRAO Community Days (CDs) to inform the community of the capabilities of NRAO telescopes and help enable users to carry out cutting-edge scientific research using NRAO facilities.