The SPSIG's inaugural meeting will be held in conjunction with the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle on Tuesday afternoon, 6 January, and is open to all attendees interested in issues related to software publication.
The upcoming 225th AAS meeting, 4-8 January 2015, offers workshops, sessions, posters, tutorials, and discussions that focus on many aspects of astronomical software — and Hack Day, too!
This year CVD will be 17-18 March 2015. The AAS aims to select at least 15 volunteers to come to Washington, DC, to raise visibility and support for science. Sign-up deadline: 3 February 2015.
AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel highlights some of the many ways you can support the Society, not only by participating in its programs and activities, but also by contributing to its prize endowments and other funds.
Here's your chance to provide scientific input to the Thirty Meter Telescope project, stimulate planning for future TMT science programs, and help expand the international TMT partnership. Deadline: 16 January.
Applications are now being accepted for the next AAS John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow. If you have, or will have, a PhD by Fall 2015 and are interested in science policy, you are encouraged to apply!
AAS members interested in astronomy education, outreach, and heritage are invited to participate in a two-day meeting on these topics at the International Astronomical Union's General Assembly in August 2015.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member H. John Wood, III, who passed away 23 October 2014.
The AAS and IOP Publishing have created a new electronic book publishing partnership as part of the Society’s mission to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have created a new electronic book publishing partnership as part of the AAS’s mission to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.
If you have a love of astronomy, a thirst for travel, and a desire to share this passion with others, apply now to become one of the first participants in the Astronomy in Chile Education Ambassadors Program (ACEAP).
Individuals at US institutions are welcome to apply for support for airline travel to the August 2015 IAU General Assembly in Honolulu, Hawaii. Deadline: 9 January.
The American Physical Society Insurance Trust has a new administrator and will soon offer AAS members enhanced insurance benefits and services at group rates.
The American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center has published two new reports examining what new physics and astrophysics PhDs are doing a year after finishing their doctorates.
Lawmakers introduced a massive spending bill on 9 December; it would provide healthy increases to the science budgets at NASA and NSF and sufficient funding to Cosmic Frontier projects at the DOE Office of Science. UPDATE: The Congress has passed the measure, as of 13 December 2014, and the President is expected to sign.
A new report from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine suggests that the US postdoctoral experience should be refocused on training and mentoring.
The AAS's Laboratory Astrophysics Division is honoring Lou Allamandola "for his numerous contributions to the study of ices and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in astronomical environments."
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Roger L. Ptak, who passed away 18 September 2014.
A workshop at next month's AAS meeting in Seattle focuses on new ways to use the Galileoscope and Quality Lighting kits for outreach during the International Year of Light 2015. Register by 18 December!
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Robert V. Stachnik, who passed away 29 November 2014.