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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The James Webb Space Telescope invites General Observer proposals for the first cycle of operations. Proposals are due 6 April 2018.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Nolan R. Walborn, who died on 22 February 2018. If you would like to write Dr. Walborn’s obituary, please contact the Vice-Chair of the Historical Astronomy Division.
The National Science Foundation announces award of a cooperative agreement with the University of Central Florida for management and operations of Arecibo Observatory.
The Dominion Astrophysical Observatory is celebrating 100 years, and looking to collect your stories, memories, and photos.
NASA's Exoplanet Program Analysis Group invites early-career scientists at the intersection of exoplanets and space-based astronomy to attend the ExoPAG meeting on 29 July in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Join an online hangout on Thursday, 22 February, at 3:00 pm ET to learn about the outskirts of our solar system with data from the Voyager and Interstellar Boundary Explorer spacecraft.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science cites Stassun for personally mentoring dozens of underrepresented minority students and for building innovative mentoring models.
The Spitzer Cycle-14 call for proposals deadline has been extended to Friday, 23 March 2018.
Learn about the transition to LIGO-Virgo open, public alerts (OPAs) for multimessenger observations by joining an online forum and/or by attending a town hall in Boston or Amsterdam. RSVP requested!
Please help a high-school student in Illinois by taking his survey to investigate people's interests in pursuing careers in astronomy. Deadline: Friday, 2 March.