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Kevin Marvel discusses the work of two AAS task forces, one examining how we organize our meetings and another recommending changes in how we operate our journals.
After detailed study by an expert task force, the Astronomical Journal and the Astrophysical Journal family will be revamped to simplify the submissions process and enhance their content.
AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel highlights some of the many ways you can support the Society, not only by participating in its programs and activities, but also by contributing to its prize endowments and other funds.
The American Physical Society Insurance Trust has a new administrator and will soon offer AAS members enhanced insurance benefits and services at group rates.
#GivingTuesday, on 2 December this year, is a global day dedicated to celebrating generosity. We encourage you to use this opportunity to support some of the many funds and projects that help define the AAS.
AAS meetings are the largest and most logistically complex astronomy meetings in the world. We ask all attendees to work together to enhance the value of the meetings by keeping a few simple things in mind.
AAS Resolutions related to research, education, society and astronomy as a profession.
Kevin Marvel highlights some new or relatively unknown AAS activities that benefit our members and profession and about which you can learn more via links at the bottom of our website.
Our membership and meetings teams are back up to full strength with the arrival of Diane Frendak, Director of Membership Services, and Lynn Ervin, Meeting Services Specialist.
Online membership renewal season is here! By renewing early and online you save the Society considerable expense while also saving some trees and helping us to reduce our carbon footprint.
AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel provides an update on activities that will be keeping us busy for the rest of 2014, including wrestling with public-policy challenges and planning next year's IAU General Assembly.
The AAS will now endorse regional meetings — conferences organized for the benefit of clearly defined geographical areas — that meet a few simple rules designed to support and foster astronomical discourse.
AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel looks forward to the IAU General Assembly, 3-14 August 2015, in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii.
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.
Now back from his six-month sabbatical, AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel looks back on his time away and looks forward to the busy time ahead.
The AAS leadership and Executive Office staff thank our 3,000+ attendees, the venue staff, our logistics contractor, our audiovisual contractor, our speaker-ready contractor, our volunteers, and especially our exhibitors and sponsors.
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the considerations that go into choosing where to hold our semiannual meetings, including how we strive to minimize the cost to attendees.
Kevin Marvel reports on the Journals Futures Workshop, which considered ApJ and AJ in light of the ongoing communications revolution, and offers some thoughts on AAS staff training, our impending office relocation, and his upcoming mini-sabbatical.
The AAS honored Tom Gergely, who is retiring from the National Science Foundation after 27 years of service to the astronomical community and other disciplines that utilize radio spectrum to perform their research. At a special lunch for him hosted at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC on March 28 with NSF colleagues past and present and his family, AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel read a congratulatory letter from AAS President David Helfand and presented him a certificate of recognition that reads: