The Society's new FAMOUS (Funds for Astronomical Meetings: Outreach to Underrepresented Scientists) Travel Grants Program will help members from historically underrepresented groups attend AAS meetings.
Debra Elmegreen, Chair of the AAS Committee on Astronomy & Public Policy (CAPP), discusses the group's recent strategic-planning retreat and how CAPP and the Society's policy staff will pursue their mission.
Early-career attendees at November's Division for Planetary Sciences meeting in Tucson are welcome to apply to our one-day workshop on effective public outreach. Extended deadline: 11 September.
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, invites applications from undergraduates and graduate students for grants up to $5,000. Deadline: 15 October 2014.
The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array's Guest Observer Program gets under way in April 2015, and NASA now seeks proposals for research relevant to the NuSTAR mission. Deadline: 25 November 2014.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory invites applications for the 2015 Karl Jansky Fellowship Program, which provides outstanding postdoctoral research opportunities. Deadline: 3 November 2014.
NASA seeks proposals for use of the two 10-meter W. M. Keck telescopes for the observing semester that runs from February through July 2015. Deadline: 18 September 2014.
The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech seeks applicants for Carl Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowships to begin on or about 1 September 2015. Application deadline: 6 November 2014.
In this guest post, graduate student Sara Barber (University of Oklahoma) describes her experience organizing a campus visit with Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma's 4th district over the August Congressional recess.
The AAS is now managing the AAS LinkedIn group, which from now on will better serve the community as a venue for discussion and networking among professionals in the astronomical sciences.
AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel provides an update on activities that will be keeping us busy for the rest of 2014, including wrestling with public-policy challenges and planning next year's IAU General Assembly.
The European Space Agency seeks concepts for a medium-size, or M-class, mission for launch in 2025 as part of its Cosmic Vision program. Letters of intent are due by 16 September.
The 305-meter William E. Gordon Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico is the world's largest single-dish radio telescope. Proposals to use it for observations during the first half of 2015 are due by 1 September 2014.
ASCL.net, a free online registry of codes used in astronomy research, has a new website that offers more flexible browsing and an easier submission process and author search. Got code? Please share!
The latest issue of the James Webb Space Telescope newsletter is available as a PDF. It describes the status of the project, a thermal-vacuum test, and exoplanet science plans.
The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech announces the availability of six-month graduate-student fellowships. Applications are due 5 September 2014.
With Congress now in week two of its five-week summer recess, here's an update on where things stand with the federal budgets for the next two fiscal years.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Ferenc Varadi, who passed away 8 August 2014.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of lifetime member Martha Stahr Carpenter, who passed away 12 February 2013.
The National Science Foundation has teamed up with Popular Science for the newly renamed science and engineering visualization challenge: The Vizzies. Deadline: 30 September.