This new survey establishes a baseline for tracking changes in the composition, backgrounds, and job histories of AAS members, in what types of work they do, and in the perceived hurdles to working in astronomy and related fields.
This year CVD actually lasts two days: 25-26 March. The AAS aims to select 10 to 12 volunteers to come to Washington, DC to raise visibility and support for science. Sign-up deadline: 11 February.
Jim Ulvestad, director of the National Science Foundation's Division of Astronomical Sciences, reviews the NSF budget and looks ahead to what we can expect in 2014.
The National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program supports summer research at institutions throughout the U.S. Applications are due in late January and early February.
In early January the AAS named astronomer Henny J.G.L.M. Lamers, best known for his work on stellar populations, as an honorary member of the Society.
This award-winning project, a legacy of the International Year of Astronomy, is looking for 10- to 60-minute podcasts on all manner of interesting topics, including history, the latest research news, and observing tips.
The AAS leadership and Executive Office staff thank our 3,000+ attendees, the venue staff, our logistics contractor, our audiovisual contractor, our speaker-ready contractor, our volunteers, and especially our exhibitors and sponsors.
The K2 mission solicits comments on the fields that the repurposed Kepler spacecraft will observe during its first two years, as well as target proposals for a performance demonstration test starting in March. Deadline: 1 February 2014.
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.
Attendees at the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, are invited to attend two special events on Sunday and Monday related to light pollution and observatory site protection.
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.
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.
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.
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.