That thud you heard was the arrival of President Obama's fiscal year 2016 budget. Here the AAS public-policy staff presents "just the facts" about what's in the request for the astronomical sciences.
Thierry Montmerle of the International Astronomical Union has several announcements of interest to AAS members who are thinking about attending the IAU General Assembly in Hawaii this August.
The AAS Council has selected pulsar discoverer Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Oxford University) and exoplanet discoverer Michel G. E. Mayor (Geneva Observatory) as the newest honorary members of the Society.
Graduate students currently in residence at a US institution are invited to apply for the third annual Communicating Science Workshop to be held 18-20 June 2015 in Cambridge, MA. Deadline: 1 March 2015.
Focus Meeting #6 on high-energy surveys will take place 5-6 August 2015 during the IAU General Assembly in Honolulu. We invite your participation! Abstracts are due by 18 March.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member B. Ray Hawke, who passed away 24 January 2015.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Robert V. Stachnik, who passed away 29 November 2014.
A new alliance between NASA and the National Science Foundation will enable a community-based exoplanet research program in support of NSF research interests and NASA mission goals.
Observing proposals targeted to general exoplanet-related research are sought for the period August 2015 through January 2016 on the WIYN 3.5-meter telescope. Deadline: 31 March 2015.
The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics seeks nominations for its 2014 and 2015 Young Scientist Prizes in astrophysics. Each includes a medal and 1,000-euro cash award. Deadline: 1 June 2015.
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.
For their commitment and service to the Society, we annually acknowledge and thank our members reaching their 25th, 30th, 35th, etc. anniversaries. Please let us know if your name is missing from this year's list.
Despite similar views about the overall place of science in America, the general public and scientists often see science-related issues through very different lenses, according to a new pair of surveys.
Kelly Korreck describes why she enjoyed Congressional Visits Day last year and encourages all fellow AAS members to volunteer to participate and to advocate for the astronomical sciences.
The AAS seeks full members interested in making 2- to 3-day visits to community colleges and minority-serving institutions that don't grant degrees in astronomy.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of emeritus member Charles H. Townes, who passed away 27 January 2015.
The AAS and IOP Publishing have launched a new electronic book publishing partnership, and we're now seeking authors as we prepare to start publishing books, reviews, and monographs in 2017.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member N. W. Broten, who passed away 12 January 2015.
The National Solar Observatory welcomes proposals to use its telescopes on Sacramento Peak in New Mexico and/or Kitt Peak in Arizona during the 2nd quarter of 2015.
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