Good-bye NOAO, Hello NSF's OIR Lab
The nighttime astronomy facilities supported by the National Science Foundation are now operating as one organization: NSF's National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory.
October 2019 Issue of Physics Today Is Online & in the Mail
Most AAS members receive the magazine Physics Today as a membership benefit. The October issue is now en route to subscribers' mailboxes and can be accessed online.
An Opportunity to Collaborate with Argentine Astronomers
Argentina has 10% time on two 35-meter deep-space communications antennas operating in the S, X, and Ka bands and seeks international collaborators for scientific and technical projects.
There Is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch!
If you're attending PhysCon 2019 in Providence, Rhode Island, or live within driving distance, the Society of Physics Students invites you to participate in their "Lunch with a Scientist" program.
Did You Know? Sky & Telescope Runs Astronomy Tours
26 Sep 2019
Sky & Telescope offers astronomy-themed worldwide tours from Iceland to Australia to Botswana! Visit our website and book a tour today!
The AAS's Climate Assessment Site Visit Program Launched
Now department chairs or institute directors may request a site visit to evaluate the workplace climate of their department or research institution.
Outreach Workshop for Early Career Astronomers at AAS 235
The AAS is sponsoring a free skill-building workshop at AAS 235 in Honolulu to support early career astronomers in doing effective outreach to schools, families, and the public. Apply today!
Highlights from AAS Nova: 8-21 September 2019
AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.
AAS Journals Unveil New Tool for Visualizing Time-Series Data
The aas-timeseries project, which works with the recently launched astropy.timeseries module, enables astronomers to easily visualize time-series data and submit the resulting figures to the AAS journals.
Latest Employment Data on New Physics & Astronomy PhDs
The annual AIP Follow-up Survey of physics and astronomy PhD recipients, classes of 2015 and 2016, contains information on initial employment and employment status one year after degree.
The PI Launchpad: From Science Idea to NASA Mission
Want to be mission principal investigators? Apply to attend a November workshop in Tucson, Arizona, on how to attain leadership positions on mission proposals and large science teams. Deadline: 4 October 2019.
Astronomy Degree Recipients: One Year After Degree
A new report from the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center details the initial employment outcomes of astronomy degree recipients from the classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016 combined.
AIP Seeks Applicants for State Department Fellowship
If you're interested in the intersection of science, policy, and international affairs, the American Institute of Physics encourages you to apply for the 2020-21 AIP State Department Fellowship. Deadline: 15 October.
This Month in Astronomical History: August
7 May 2019
This column from the AAS Historical Astronomy Division by guest author Virginia Trimble reflects on one hundred years of the International Astronomical Union.
New Data on Bachelor's Degrees Earned by African Americans
A new report shows more African Americans graduating from college in many engineering and physical sciences fields but not progressing at the same rate as the general population.