Register for the 228th AAS Meeting today to take advantage of the Early registration rate, which ends 22 February, and submit your abstract by the regular deadline of 3 March.
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.
The abstract deadline for the Long Beach meeting is today at 9:00pm ET. You may have notice some slowness today because of the amount of traffic to the AAS website but it should be more responsive now. We apologize for any inconvenience.
You can pay your 2013 membership dues online through 31 December 2012. When you log in to your account to renew you will find many improved features. You can also add or delete journal subscriptions and divisions; and an individual subscription to the AAS' electronic journals is only US $25 beginning with this renewal period.
Public policy is a catchall phrase that includes actions of and interactions with both Congress and the Executive branch. It also captures activities of the AAS that can have an impact in the wider arena of public life, such as creating and endorsing statements related to science, science policy, or other issues.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Katherine Gebbie, who passed away 17 August 2016.
AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.
NASA invites nominations, including self-nominations, from those at US institutions to serve on the Executive Committee of the Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG). Nomination deadline: 1 October.
In 2015, a committee began a review of progress on the priorities in the 2010 astronomy & astrophysics decadal survey, including assessing agencies' programs and recommending actions for the second half of the decade.
Join this interactive online hangout on Friday, 19 August, at 3:00 pm ET to hear about the astronomical search for life, exciting new studies in general astrophysics, and the technological advances that will make it all possible.
Despite remarkable advancements in astronomy and astrophysics since 2010, unforeseen constraints have slowed progress toward reaching some of the goals outlined in the last decadal survey of these disciplines.
A new report states that general support for science does not always match with support for specific science issues, and that increasing science literacy will not necessarily lead to greater support for science.
NASA has released a draft Announcement of Opportunity for the New Frontiers planetary exploration program’s next set of missions and is soliciting community feedback through 30 September.