The latest issue of the James Webb Space Telescope newsletter is available as a PDF. It describes the status of the project, a thermal-vacuum test, and exoplanet science plans.
Meg Urry looks to build better links between academia and industry by connecting students and professors with astronomers in all fields worldwide.
Hundreds of snapshots from the June 2014 AAS meeting in Boston have been posted in our online gallery at photos.aas.org.
Despite what's shown on the AAS Wall Calendar, there are not two new Moons in August 2014. A full Moon will occur on the 10th of the month, as scheduled.
The National Research Council's committee studying how to optimize the US optical and infrared (OIR) system in the era of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope meets in Washington, DC, this week, and you can tune in remotely if you can't make it in person.
Among those elected to the 2014 class of American Geophysical Union Fellows are two AAS members: Alexander G. Kosovichev and Thomas N. Woods.
The Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) seeks nominations for the inaugural Laboratory Astrophysics Prize to honor an individual who has made significant contributions to the field over an extended period. Deadline: 29 August 2014.
The Department of Energy's Office of Science has announced new requirements for the management of digital research data by grant recipients.
The June 2014 issue of Status, the magazine of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA), is now available for downloading as a 3.1-megabyte PDF.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.