AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel looks forward to the IAU General Assembly, 3-14 August 2015, in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii.
As part of the United Nations Basic Space Science Initiative and International Space Weather Initiative, a new solar-physics station has been set up at Quito Astronomical Observatory.
The recent Internet security vulnerability doesn't appear to have compromised any AAS member data, but we nevertheless recommend that you change all your online passwords.
Astronomers Ray Jayawardhana (University of Toronto) and Sylvain Veilleux (University of Maryland) are among the latest recipients of Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships.
The Menu of Outreach Opportunities in Science Education (MOOSE) was assembled for the AAS Astronomy Ambassadors program and is now available to the entire astronomical community.
A 20-minute film about the NSF-funded Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories will be available to watch on Space.com beginning 15 April.
A gathering in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday, 3 May 2014, is a test of a new type of AAS meeting designed to foster closer ties and to support research and teaching in astronomy.
Nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the US Senate, the National Science Foundation's new leader is an astronomer, a former university president, and a former NASA chief scientist.
We invite donations to our Spring 2014 campaign, “Lasting Impressions & Future Impacts,” to support our mission to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.
US Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas has received the 2014 George E. Brown Award for her vision and leadership in promoting public policies benefitting science and engineering.
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 30 June 2014.
All of our current and former John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellows gathered for lunch with fellowship benefactor (and former AAS Vice-President) Neta Bahcall.
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 both inside and outside of academia.
Videos of invited talks and prize lectures presented at the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, in January 2014 are now online for viewing by AAS members. You must sign in using your AAS username and password to watch them.
This year's forum, 21-23 July 2014, will feature discussions of exploration targets of interest, including the Moon, near-Earth asteroids, and the moons of Mars. Deadline for abstract submission: 26 April.
Fourteen business, higher-education, and scientific organizations have created a video urging Congress to support federal investments in research to keep the U.S. globally competitive.
You can download the January 2014 issue of Status, the newsletter of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy, from the CSWA website.
When the 224th meeting of the AAS comes to town 1-5 June 2014, Boston really will be the "Hub of the Universe."
The National Research Council Space Studies Board and Board on Physics and Astronomy invite you to attend a joint meeting of their standing advisory committees in Washington, DC, 3-5 March 2014.
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 recipient's work on black holes led to his championing a U.S. supercomputing revolution and to Web browsers.