Announcement of Opportunity: The James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
25 Jun 2013
The James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT), one of the world's leading submillimeter observatories, welcomes parties wishing to take over the operation of the entire facility, parties interested in becoming minor partners...
Career Profile: Astronomer to Research Scientist in Genetics
20 Jun 2013
In this installment from the AAS Career Profiles series, cosponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the Committee on Employment, Dr. Stephanie Gogarten describes how she got from point A...
Career Profile: Astronomer to Tenure-Track Faculty
6 Jun 2013
In this installment from the AAS Career Profiles series, cosponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the Committee on Employment, Dr. Meredith Hughes describes her transition from research...
What Are the Cosmic Origins Program’s Technology Needs?
19 Jun 2013
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.
President's Column: Making Excellent Journals Even Better
17 Jun 2013
David Helfand reviews the current state of our journals, which is excellent, and argues for improving it further by including links in ApJ and AJ articles to the data that underlies a paper's conclusions.
AAS Council Decision Regarding Astronomy Education Review
14 June 2013
The AAS will cease publication of AER at the end of 2013; the journal's full archive will remain available online. A task force will be created to develop ideas for expanding the Society's investment in other types of...
Keeping STEM in Our Future
12 June 2013
Jim Manning, Executive Director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, reflects on proposed changes to federal science-education programs and previews the ASP's upcoming annual meeting in San Jose, California.
Congratulations to the AAS 222 Chambliss Student Award Winners
11 Jun 2013
Fifteen undergraduate and graduate students were cited for their exemplary poster presentations at the 222nd AAS meeting in Indianapolis, 2-6 June 2013.
Human Spaceflight Study Call for Papers
13 Jun 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...
JWST ISIM Integration and Testing at Goddard Space Flight Center
1 Jul 2013
Integration and testing of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) is under way. This ongoing work is a major component of the overall JWST integration and test plan to prepare...
Request for Letters of Interest in EM Identification and Follow-up of GW Triggers
12 Jun 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...
Applications Welcome for OSTP Student Volunteer Program
11 Jun 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.
John Hawley Shares 2013 Shaw Prize for Astronomy
29 May 2013
AAS member John F. Hawley (University of Virginia) has been awarded half of the $1M 2013 Shaw Prize in Astronomy for his work, with Steven Balbus (University of Oxford), on the magnetorotational instability.
ACS Astrochemistry Subdivision Opens Up Affiliate Status for AAS, LAD and DPS Members
30 May 2013
The recently established Astrochemistry Subdivision of the Division of Physical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (ACS) invites members of the American Astronomical Society, of the AAS Laboratory Astrophysics...
AAS Issues Statement on Proposed Elimination of NASA Science Education & Public Outreach Programs
23 May 2013
The AAS has issued a statement addressing the potential elimination of the EPO activities in NASA's Science Mission Directorate, as called for in President Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposal. The statement says...