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.
Renew your AAS membership online before Monday, 26 September, to save yourself some time and avoid receiving a snail mail reminder.
It's not too early to start thinking about the next AAS summer meeting in Austin, Texas, 4–8 June 2017. Proposals for Special Sessions, Town Halls, Meetings-in-a-Meeting, and Workshops are now being accepted.
The early registration deadline for the 229th AAS meeting is Thursday, 29 September, and abstracts are due by 9:00 pm ET on Tuesday, 4 October.
This is the first of two posts from the AAS Meetings Task Force about the future of AAS meetings. Part 1 discusses the big-picture view of meetings.
The AAS Sustainability Committee is happy to announce that attendees can now purchase carbon credits when registering for an AAS meeting. The funds will be used for various carbon-offsetting projects.
The AAS seeks volunteers to judge posters for the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards at the upcoming winter meeting. You can sign up when you register or submit your own abstract for the meeting.
AAS members may now order the 2016 edition of the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics at significant savings.
Many Society members report experiencing both unconscious and conscious racism, and this is to the detriment of our profession, says AAS President Christine Jones.