The AAS online membership directory is now more secure, and it displays more information to members than it does to nonmembers — as long as you sign in.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Trevor C. Weekes, who passed away 27 May 2014.
We’re launching our first mobile app just in time for the 224th AAS meeting in Boston. It puts the entire conference program in your pocket and ensures that it’s always up to date. Get the app for your smartphone or tablet today!
If you teach in a high school or college and will be at the 224th AAS meeting in Boston, please consider attending our June 1st workshop on how to incorporate the Globe at Night citizen-science project into your classroom.
The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization and the Smithsonian Institution will convene “Transient Phenomena in Astronomy and Astrophysics” 6-8 October in Washington, DC. Registration deadline: 1 September.
More than 1,000 photos from the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, last January are now online, and that's just the beginning.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Paul M. Routly, who passed away 2 May 2014.
Anna Ho (MIT) was the only undergraduate AAS member who participated in Congressional Visits Day 2014. In this continuation of her earlier blog post, she describes her experience.
International excellence in space weather and/or space climate will be honored with the Birkeland, Nicolet, and Chizhevsky medals. Nomination deadline: 14 September 2014.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Barney J. Conrath, who passed away 23 April 2014.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Morris S. Davis, who passed away 19 June 2012.
ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, and it's something that virtually every AAS member should have. Here's why.
The PFI project seeks participants to join working groups to help define top-level science requirements for the new instrument. Deadline: 16 June 2014.
A conference on 5-6 June in College Park, Maryland, will focus on strategies for implementing physics innovation and entrepreneurship education into undergraduate classrooms.
Among the 84 new members elected to the National Academy for 2014 are astronomers Daniel Eisenstein, Fiona Harrison, Stephen Shectman, and Joseph Silk.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Bruce E. Woodgate, who passed away 28 April 2014.
The Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group meets on 6 June 2014 in Boston, MA, offering AAS-meeting attendees a chance to provide scientific and technical input to NASA.
Anna Ho (MIT) was the only undergraduate AAS member who participated in Congressional Visits Day 2014. In this guest post, she recounts her experience.
Our testimony outlines how we view the astronomical sciences as an integral part of what policymakers and advocates often refer to as our national “innovation ecosystem.”
The ASP’s new executive director, Linda Shore, introduces herself and offers some thoughts on using astronomy to enhance scientific literacy among students and the public.