At its 231st semiannual meeting near Washington, DC, the American Astronomical Society named the recipients of its 2018 prizes for outstanding achievements in scientific research, instrument development, and writing.
Ten winners and five honorable mentions will receive support to present their dissertation talks at the 231st AAS meeting in Washington, DC, in January.
The AAS Laboratory Astrophysics Division invites nominations for the 2018 Laboratory Astrophysics Prize and the 2018 Early Career Award. Nomination deadline: 4 September 2017.
Three representatives of the team that developed the second-generation detectors for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) will share the 2018 Berkeley prize.
Three representatives of the team that developed the second-generation detectors for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and used them to detect oscillations in the fabric of space-time will share the 2018 Lancelot M. Berkeley - New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy.
Congratulations to the winners of the latest Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award poster competition from the 230th AAS meeting!
Ortwin Gerhard (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics) will receive the Dirk Brouwer Award, and Daniel Fabrycky (University of Chicago) will receive the Vera Rubin Early Career Prize.
The AAS Historical Astronomy Division has selected Sara J. Schechner (Harvard University) as the latest recipient of the LeRoy E. Doggett Prize for Historical Astronomy.
Nominations for most AAS prizes and awards for 2018 are due in the Secretary's office by 30 June 2017. All of these prizes and awards are now open to self-nominations, thanks to a change in the rules.
References that May Be Helpful in Preparing Your Proposal
D. Ball & D. Cohen. Developing practice, developing practitioners: Toward a practice-based theory of professional education. In Teaching as the learning profession: Handbook of policy and practice, pp. 3–32. 1999.
M. Dancy & C. Henderson. Pedagogical practices and instructional change of physics faculty. American Journal of Physics, 78(10):1056, 2010. http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.3446763
Rubric for Proposal Grading
In order to be successful, proposals should describe EPD that:
On 3 January 2017, the AAS Council (now Board of Trustees) approved a new education strategy, summarized in the Final Report of the AAS 2016 Task Force on Education (additional Task Force information can be found here). In that report, four broad themes were identified that unify what the AAS can and should promote for its membership via its education-related activities:
Proposals are invited from US-based AAS members for small grants to provide education-related mentoring and professional-development experiences for fellow members. Deadline: 5 August 2018.
We are in need of full and advanced junior members to judge student posters at the AAS summer meeting in Austin, Texas, for the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards.
Congratulations to the winners of the latest Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award poster competition from the 229th AAS meeting!
The AAS Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) has named the recipients of its 2017 Laboratory Astrophysics Prize, Early Career Award, and Dissertation Prize.
The AAS Historical Astronomy Division (HAD) recognizes the editor in chief of the Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, 2nd Edition, for his landmark reference work.
At its 229th meeting, the AAS named the recipients of its 2017 prizes for outstanding achievements in research, instrument development, and education.
At its 229th semiannual meeting last week in Grapevine, Texas, the AAS named the recipients of its 2017 prizes for outstanding achievements in research, instrument development, and education.