The NASA Astrophysics Cosmic Origins (COR) program seeks input from the community to shape the future of COR science by helping to identify and prioritize the program's technology needs. Deadline: 30 June 2013.
The Committee on Human Spaceflight invites interested individuals and groups to submit input papers describing their own ideas on the role of human spaceflight and their vision for a suggested future. Deadline: 9 July 2013.
Professional astronomers interested in the identification of electromagnetic (EM) counterparts to gravitational wave (GW) triggers found in the future science runs of the LIGO and Virgo Advanced detectors are encouraged to submit Letters of Interest by 26 July 2013.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is currently accepting applications for its Fall 2013 Student Volunteer Program. Deadline: 28 June 2013.
This new annual award celebrates the memory of PSI senior scientist Betty Pierazzo and will provide support for two graduate students to attend planetary-science meetings beyond their home countries' borders.
TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, seeks nominations for the 2013 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize in physics and astronomy.
The Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Science Center is pleased to announce the Cycle 2 Call for Proposals for SOFIA. This call solicits proposals for approximately 175 hours of science observations using SOFIA during the calendar year 2014.
On behalf of NASA and the Spitzer Space Telescope Project, the Spitzer Science Center (SSC) at Caltech is pleased to announce the release of the Cycle 10 Call for Proposals (CP). The Cycle 10 CP solicits Exploration Science (ES) General Observer, regular General Observer (GO), and Snapshot proposals. We expect to select ~7,000 hours of priority 1 and 2 programs and ~3,000 hours of priority 3 programs.
CARMA, the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy, is accepting observing proposals for its 2013b semester, which will extend from 12 August 2013 to 24 February 2014.
The current deadline for submitting observing proposals to the National Solar Observatory is 15 May 2013 for the third quarter of 2013.
The IUPAP Young Scientist Medal of 2013 and Award of 1,000 EUR will be awarded for a scientist working in the field of astrophysics. The winner will be invited to give a presentation of scientific achievements at the 27th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (8-13 December 2013 in Dallas, U.S.A.).
The nominated candidate must not have completed more than eight years of research after their doctorate by December 2013. Interruptions for military service, family emergencies, etc (but not teaching) are allowed. One Medal cannot be shared between several candidates.
The current deadline for submitting observing proposals to the National Solar Observatory is 15 May 2013 for the third quarter of 2013. Information is available from the NSO Telescope Allocation Committee at P.O. Box 62, Sunspot, NM 88349 for Sacramento Peak facilities (firstname.lastname@example.org) or P.O. Box 26732, Tucson, AZ 85726 for Kitt Peak facilities (email@example.com).
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory announces the availability of observing time for the 2013B semester, August 2013-January 2014. The facilities available this semester include the Gemini North and South telescopes, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (including SOAR), Kitt Peak National Observatory (including WIYN), community-access time with the Keck 10-m telescopes, as well as time available on the Subaru 8.2-m telescope and the 4-m Anglo-Australian Telescope through exchange programs.
An Astrophysics Roadmap will be developed by a task force of the NASA Advisory Council’s Astrophysics Subcommittee (APS) during 2013. The Roadmap team is tasked with creating a compelling, 30-year vision for astrophysics at NASA, taking the recent decadal survey as the starting point and building upon it. The Roadmap team membership and charter are available at http://science.nasa.gov/science-committee/subcommittees/nac-astrophysics....
The AAS is a member of a coalition of 3,200 national organizations named NDD United. The coalition has worked actively to communicate to Congress that a balanced approach to deficit reduction is necessary and that significant cuts to the non-defense discretionary (NDD) portion of the federal budget called for by the 2011 balanced budget amendment in the form of a sequester would have wide-ranging and negative impacts. The sequester is scheduled to be implemented on March 1st.
The current deadline for submitting observing proposals to the National Solar Observatory is 15 February 2013 for the second quarter of 2013. Information is available from the NSO Telescope Allocation Committee at P.O. Box 62, Sunspot, NM 88349 for Sacramento Peak facilities (firstname.lastname@example.org) or P.O. Box 26732, Tucson, AZ 85726 for Kitt Peak facilities (email@example.com). Instructions may be found at http://www.nso.edu/observe/.
The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) invites your participation in our "Professional Astronomer Survey of 2013." Your opinions and comments about the AAVSO's data offerings, services, software, and other activities are being solicited. Responses to our survey will be used to improve the offerings and services that the AAVSO provides to the global research community.
We will collect responses to the survey through 15 April 2013, and will post results and analysis on the AAVSO website in mid-May 2013.
Applications are now open (http://workshop.astrobites.com/) for the Communicating Science 2013 workshop, to be held in Cambridge, MA, 13-15 June 2013. Graduate students at US institutions in all fields of science and engineering are encouraged to apply--funding is available for travel expenses and accommodations.