The Royal Society has just published the proceedings of an interdisciplinary meeting on the new era of multi-messenger astrophysics. It's available online.
Institutions in the field of millimeter- and submillimeter-wavelength astronomy interested in future scientific or technical collaborations involving the use of the CSO are encouraged to contact the director's office.
It's not too late to register for the inaugural meetings of the AAS Topical Conference Series, "Probes of Dark Matter on Galaxy Scales" and "Giants of Eclipse." Deadlines: 10 July and 24 July, respectively.
The Arizona Radio Observatory (ARO) solicits proposals for the 10-meter Submillimeter Telescope (SMT) located on Mount Graham, Arizona, for the period 1 October 2013 to 31 January 2014. Deadline: 1 September 2013.
The AAS needs your help in getting due recognition for our most outstanding colleagues. Nominations and letters of support for the AAS prizes for 2014 must arrive in the Secretary's office by 30 June 2013.
The James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT), one of the world's leading submillimeter observatories, welcomes parties wishing to take over the operation of the entire facility, parties interested in becoming minor partners, and any other permutation. Expressions of interest due 30 September 2013.
In this installment from the AAS Career Profiles series, cosponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the Committee on Employment, Dr. Stephanie Gogarten describes how she got from point A (astronomy) to point B (biology).
In this installment from the AAS Career Profiles series, cosponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the Committee on Employment, Dr. Meredith Hughes describes her transition from research astronomer to professor at a primarily undergraduate university.
The NASA Astrophysics Cosmic Origins (COR) program seeks input from the community to shape the future of COR science by helping to identify and prioritize the program's technology needs. Deadline: 30 June 2013.
David Helfand reviews the current state of our journals, which is excellent, and argues for improving it further by including links in ApJ and AJ articles to the data that underlies a paper's conclusions.
The AAS will cease publication of AER at the end of 2013; the journal's full archive will remain available online. A task force will be created to develop ideas for expanding the Society's investment in other types of astronomy-education activities.
Jim Manning, Executive Director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, reflects on proposed changes to federal science-education programs and previews the ASP's upcoming annual meeting in San Jose, California.
Fifteen undergraduate and graduate students were cited for their exemplary poster presentations at the 222nd AAS meeting in Indianapolis, 2-6 June 2013.
The Committee on Human Spaceflight invites interested individuals and groups to submit input papers describing their own ideas on the role of human spaceflight and their vision for a suggested future. Deadline: 9 July 2013.
Integration and testing of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) is under way. This ongoing work is a major component of the overall JWST integration and test plan to prepare the observatory for its scheduled October 2018 launch.
Professional astronomers interested in the identification of electromagnetic (EM) counterparts to gravitational wave (GW) triggers found in the future science runs of the LIGO and Virgo Advanced detectors are encouraged to submit Letters of Interest by 26 July 2013.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is currently accepting applications for its Fall 2013 Student Volunteer Program. Deadline: 28 June 2013.
AAS member John F. Hawley (University of Virginia) has been awarded half of the $1M 2013 Shaw Prize in Astronomy for his work, with Steven Balbus (University of Oxford), on the magnetorotational instability.
The recently established Astrochemistry Subdivision of the Division of Physical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (ACS) invites members of the American Astronomical Society, of the AAS Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD), and of the AAS Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) to join the ACS Astrochemistry Subdivision as an Affiliate Member.
In the latest installment from the AAS Career Profiles series, cosponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the Committee on Employment, Dr. Andy Cantrell traces his evolution from research astronomer to private-school math teacher.