Some of the world’s most accomplished leaders in a variety of fields, including astronomy and planetary science, have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Twenty years after the discovery of 51 Pegasi b, ESS III will take place 29 November − 4 December 2015 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Register by 17 June to save!
On 14 April the National Research Council Committee on a Strategy to Optimize the US Optical and Infrared (OIR) System in the Era of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope released its report and recommendations.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Alexander Dalgarno, who passed away 9 April 2015.
If you earned your PhD between 2004 and 2014 from any institution worldwide and have ever studied, worked, or trained in the United States, you are invited to participate in a new study of PhD employment.
Astro Hack Week is an "unconference" focused on astrostatistics and data-intensive astronomy. It will have material and activities appropriate for scientists at all levels from senior undergraduates to faculty.
Come to this meeting, 17-19 June 2015 at Vanderbilt University, to help define recommendations and actions that will make the astronomical community more diverse and inclusive.
What’s the best way to deal with the English language’s lack of a gender-neutral singular pronoun? As any grammarian can tell you, the answer has changed over the years. Just ask him/her/them!
In mid-March college student Ashley Tucker joined more than a dozen other AAS members in Washington, DC, for Congressional Visits Day 2015. Here are her thoughts on what she learned from the experience.
To apply, or not to apply ― that is the question every time a funding opportunity arises. To answer, two scientists set out to measure the cost-effectiveness of writing grant proposals. Here are their results.
The nonprofit EnCorps STEM Teachers Program is recruiting professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math into new careers in education — currently in California, but eventually in other states too.
Our Society is at its best when talented, enthusiastic AAS members contribute to our mission to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member John Marlborough, who passed away 21 March 2015.
With the Triennial Earth-Sun Summit looming in Indianapolis, the presidents of the AAS and American Geophysical Union have written Gov. Mike Pence to reaffirm our societies' commitment to welcoming all attendees.
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 Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) announce the NEOWISE 2015 data release: 2.5 million images, 18.5 billion sources!
Sixteen AAS members traveled to Washington, DC, from 16 to 18 March to advocate for strong and sustained support for the astronomical sciences from Congress and the White House.
Which large astrophysics missions should NASA study prior to the 2020 decadal survey? The Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group would like to hear your ideas and recommendations by 24 April 2015.
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 AAS has launched its Spring 2015 Campaign, and a special challenge grant will double the value of contributions to the Annie Jump Cannon Award Fund.