With no dues increase and a "stellar" lineup of benefits, there isn't a better time than now to renew your commitment to the AAS.
The National Research Council’s Optical and Infrared System Study Committee requests white papers from the astronomy community to aid its work. Deadline: 6 October 2014.
AAS members will elect new officers and councilors in early 2014. A preliminary slate of candidates is now in hand, and additional nominations are welcome. Deadline: 16 September.
The plan for institutional representatives described by AAS President David Helfand last April is now being implemented. Volunteers are welcome! Sign up today!
Offered free to all members, the annual AAS Wall Calendar highlights important astronomical events month by month. The AAS seeks sponsors and key dates and deadlines for the 2014 edition. New this year: "Buy a Birthday!" Deadline: 1 September.
With Executive Officer Kevin Marvel on sabbatical, the other managers on the AAS staff will take turns writing this column. First up: CFO Kelly Clark, who writes about our recent office relocation.
The AAS seeks session proposals for the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, 5-9 January 2014. We welcome proposals on both broad and narrow topics that will appeal to large and small groups.
Don’t forget to make your hotel reservations before the prices increase! The Portola Hotel and Spa will be accepting reservations through Monday, 11 March 2013.
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.