Proposals to use the SMA radio interferometer on Maunakea during the period 16 November 2015 through 15 May 2016 are due on 4 August.
The 2015 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize recognizes John E. Carlstrom, Jeremiah P. Ostriker, and Lyman A. Page, Jr., for their individual and collective contributions to the study of the universe on the largest scales.
The National Science Foundation's Division of Astronomical Sciences seeks to hire several new Program Directors, either as "permanent" employees or temporary (typically 1- to 4-year) "rotators."
Priorities during the period Dec. 2015 to Sep. 2016 are Astro2010 science themes, solar-system targets, and James Webb Space Telescope precursor observations. Letters of intent are due 11 September 2015.
Bill Borucki has been awarded the 2015 Shaw Prize in Astronomy for "his conceiving and leading the Kepler mission, which greatly advanced knowledge of both extrasolar planetary systems and stellar interiors."
The US Departments of State and Commerce recently proposed changes to export control regulations covering optical equipment. AAS members are encouraged to comment. Deadline: 6 July 2015.
This week marks the midpoint of the Society’s Spring 2015 Campaign to raise funds for AAS prizes, programs, and activities. To drive our future success, please make a contribution today.
The 2015 edition of Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences has just been published. As a benefit of belonging to the AAS, members are eligible to enjoy a 30% savings on the book.
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 Golden Goose Award, cosponsored by the AAS, celebrates scientists whose federally funded research seemed odd or obscure but turned out to have a significant, positive impact on society.