On 9 January 2014 the American Astronomical Society delivered the first ever State of the Universe address to a packed house in the briefing room for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Space.
IOP Publishing and the AAS are pleased to announce the launch of the Astronomy Image Explorer (AIE), which provides researchers with quick and easy access to hundreds of thousands of graphics and videos that have been published in the Astrophysical Journal and Astronomical Journal.
If anybody understands the importance of light, it’s astronomers. Here’s a chance to help our physicist colleagues educate the public about the science of light and its applications.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory seeks proposals for use of the Very Large Array, Very Long Baseline Array, and Green Bank Telescope. Deadline: 3 February 2014.
The renewal notices recently mailed to many AAS members contained several printing and typographical errors. This short article should help clear up any confusion.
AAS President David Helfand welcomes the new year with thoughts about big astronomy meetings, how to advocate for federal investments in science, and the astounding pace at which our understanding of the universe is increasing.
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Observatory has issued a call for membership in its International Science Development Teams (ISDTs), which provide scientific input and facilitate collaboration across and beyond the TMT partnership. Applications are welcome from all PhD scientists. Deadline: 17 January 2014.
This workshop on Sunday afternoon, 5 January, will cover the proposed redefinition of Universal Time to no longer be tied to the rotation of the Earth, which would have significant implications for astronomy.
The U.S.- and Europe-based scientific collaborations seek astrophysicists interested in signing agreements for the identification of electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational-wave triggers. Deadline: 16 February 2014.
Renew your AAS membership by 31 December 2013 to take advantage of our new two-year renewal option, locking in the 2014 rate for 2015 as well. For each year, you'll also receive a 15% discount off your share of the author charges for a paper in any of the AAS journals.
Enduring Quests, Daring Visions provides a compelling long-term vision for space astrophysics building upon the baseline given in the recent decadal survey New Worlds, New Horizons.
With Executive Officer Kevin Marvel on sabbatical, other managers on the AAS staff are taking turns writing this column. In this installment Joel Parriott, AAS Director of Public Policy, introduces Josh Shiode, our new John Bahcall Fellow.
AAS meetings are the largest and most logistically complex astronomy meetings in the world. We ask all attendees to work together to enhance the value of the meetings by keeping a few simple things in mind.
The AAS election of officers and councilors for terms beginning in 2014 is now under way. New officers and councilors will help decide the Society's direction and goals. The best way to ensure that your voice is heard is to vote! Deadline: 31 January 2014.
The National Research Council's Space Studies Board is now accepting applications for its summer 2014 Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internships. Deadline: 7 February 2014.
With Executive Officer Kevin Marvel on sabbatical, other managers on the AAS staff are taking turns writing this column. In this installment Rick Fienberg, AAS Press Officer, describes how he organizes news briefings at our semiannual meetings.
If you're an early-career astronomer originally from Scotland, you might have a role in a new TV program meant to inspire young Scots to consider careers in science.
The Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group holds its 9th meeting on 4-5 January in Washington, DC, offering AAS-meeting attendees a chance to provide scientific and technical input to NASA.
This Action Alert requests that AAS members email or call their representatives in Congress to end the budget sequester and support strong investments in basic research. Instructions on whom to contact and how to do so are provided along with sample communications.