The Golden Goose Award celebrates scientists whose federally funded research seemed odd or obscure but turned out to have a significant, positive impact on society. The latest recipients' work on game theory enabled the Federal Communications Commission to auction spectrum licenses.
The National Solar Observatory welcomes proposals to use its telescopes on Sacramento Peak in New Mexico and/or Kitt Peak in Arizona during the 4th quarter of 2014.
Want to use your science knowledge to directly address societal challenges? The American Association for the Advancement of Science's policy fellowships will be the subject of a live chat on 24 July.
The Department of Energy (DOE) seeks applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research program. Deadline: 24 September, 5:00 pm EST.
Cosponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the Committee on Employment, these interviews highlight the diversity of career trajectories available to astronomers.
We've made some improvements to our homepage, our calendar, and the interface by which members can submit items for online publication and email distribution.
Videos of invited talks and prize lectures presented at the 224th meeting in Boston, MA, in June 2014 are now online for viewing by AAS members. You must sign in using your AAS username and password to watch them.
The Society’s annual report for calendar year 2013 is now available for downloading as a PDF file. It includes a financial report and summarizes our membership, meetings, and other activities.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory seeks proposals for use of the Very Large Array, Very Long Baseline Array, and Green Bank Telescope. Deadline: 1 August 2014.
Proposals to use the SMA radio interferometer on Mauna Kea during the period 16 November 2014 through 15 May 2015 are due on 7 August.
Based on a recent survey, the latest offering from the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center summarizes US astronomy enrollment and degree data at the bachelor's, master's, and doctorate levels.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Carl A. Rouse, who passed away 25 February 2014.
AAS member Chris Impey is the first astronomer to be named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute professor in recognition of his excellence in both scientific research and science education.
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) seeks proposals to stimulate education and development. Deadline: 31 August 2014.
Consideration of the appropriations bill that funds NASA, NSF, and a host of other agencies broke down amid disagreements over potential amendments.
Provided free to all members, the annual AAS Wall Calendar highlights important astronomical events month by month. The AAS is now seeking sponsors and key dates and deadlines for the 2015 edition.
The AAS needs your help in getting due recognition for our most outstanding colleagues. Nominations and letters of support for the AAS prizes for 2015 must arrive in the Secretary's office by Monday, 30 June 2014.
Nominations (including self-nominations) are invited for new members of the Executive Committee of NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG). Terms are three years. Deadline: 18 August 2014.
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory seeks proposals for the operation of Kitt Peak National Observatory's 2.1-meter and Coudé feed telescopes. Letters of intent are due 1 August 2014.
The third data release for the Digital Access to a Sky Century @ Harvard is now online. DASCH provides images, astrometry, and photometry from the digitized Harvard plates for the period 1885 to 1992.