We honor the memory of our departed colleagues. The Historical Astronomy Division commissions and compiles obituaries for deceased AAS members and depends on you, our members, for help writing them.
The 227th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society will be held in Kissimmee, Florida, 4-8 January 2016. The AAS now seeks proposals for Special Sessions, Town Halls, Workshops, and Splinter Meetings.
A new interactive resource for principal investigators and their institutional public information officers will help the National Science Foundation more effectively communicate the science it funds.
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 2016 edition.
A new report from the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center details the initial employment outcomes of astronomy bachelor's, master's, and PhDs from the classes of 2010-2012.
Through WSF Live, audiences outside New York can experience the World Science Festival, 27-31 May, in their own communities. AAS members are invited to join the fun by hosting WSF Live events.
The AAS Historical Astronomy Division wants to interview astronomers at all career stages, from all over the world, at the International Astronomical Union General Assembly in Hawaii this August.
The US Departments of State and Commerce recently proposed changes to export control regulations covering optical equipment. Learn more at a 12 May webinar, and submit your comments by 6 July.
AAS President Meg Urry addresses the controversy over some disrespectful remarks made during the debate over one of the two US-led giant segmented mirror telescopes.
Proposals to use the high-flying Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy during the period 1 February 2016 to 31 January 2017 are due on Friday, 10 July 2015.
The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization presents “(re)Solving Galaxies in the Era of Extremely Large Telescopes,” 1-3 October in Pacific Grove, CA. Registration deadline: 1 September.
The US National Gemini Office has launched a new website gathering "all things Gemini" into one convenient place for the benefit of users of the twin 8-meter Gemini telescopes in Hawaii and Chile.
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.
The International Astronomical Union seeks candidates for Division Presidents, Division Vice-Presidents, and at-large members of the Division Steering Committees. Deadline: 15 May 2015.
After the recent approval of Commissions by the IAU Executive Committee, to take effect at the end of the August 2015 General Assembly in Honolulu, now is the time to sign up for these Commissions if you wish.
Five astronomers and planetary scientists have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
The US Naval Observatory has released the first edition of its USNO Robotic Astrometric Telescope star catalog, URAT1. This catalog is the follow-on to the USNO CCD Astrograph Catalog (UCAC4).
Some of the world’s most accomplished leaders in a variety of fields, including astronomy and planetary science, have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Twenty years after the discovery of 51 Pegasi b, ESS III will take place 29 November − 4 December 2015 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Register by 17 June to save!
On 14 April the National Research Council Committee on a Strategy to Optimize the US Optical and Infrared (OIR) System in the Era of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope released its report and recommendations.