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.
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.
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Elena Aprile (Columbia University) is being honored with the 2019 Berkeley prize for her leadership of the XENON project and its groundbreaking search for the particles thought to make up dark matter.
During our Spring/Summer 2018 Campaign, please give to the travel grants and prizes that support AAS members to go forth and share the excitement of astronomy with the world.
Proposals to use the high-flying Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy during the period 29 April 2019 to 27 April 2020 are due on 7 September 2018.
In this column from the AAS Historical Astronomy Division, we focus on the birth of Angelo Secchi and the pioneering of astrophysical spectroscopy.
To prevent sexual harassment, academic institutions should go beyond legal compliance to promote a change in culture, says a new study. Current approaches have not led to a decline in harassment.
Astrobites has published summaries of many of the plenary talks and press briefings from throughout the 232nd AAS meeting.
Celebrating Maria Mitchell's 200th birthday, the Maria Mitchell Association and its partners will bring together women involved in STEM for an engaging interdisciplinary meeting in October.
Join an online hangout on Thursday, 14 June, at 3:00 pm ET to learn about the EDGES experiment and what it might be telling us about dark matter and the makeup of the universe.