Congratulations to the winners of the latest Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award poster competition from the 227th AAS meeting!
The Dark Energy Survey (DES) Collaboration announces the public release of catalogs and other data products from its Science Verification data.
Voting for the AAS election of officers and councilors will close at 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, 31 January 2016. The best way to ensure that your voice is heard is to vote!
The AAS Employment Committee requests your feedback on the career guidance and professional development events during the 227th AAS meeting.
Hundreds of snapshots from the January 2016 AAS meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, have been posted in our online gallery at photos.aas.org.
AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.
A special session drawing about 150 people was held at the January 2016 AAS meeting to summarize the main outcomes and draft recommendations from the inaugural Inclusive Astronomy 2015 (IA2015) meeting.
This is an open invitation to help improve future learning in astronomy by sharing what knowledge, skills, tools and techniques, and habits of thinking you use in the practice of your science.
The 227th meeting of the AAS in Kissimmee, Florida, has wrapped up. If you weren’t able to attend the many policy-related sessions, then let this serve as a summary of the main points from each session. Update: Link to recordings of the plenary sessions has been added.
Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope (WWT), a scriptable, interactive, open-source “universe information system” for exploring the multiwavelength sky, has a new institutional home: the American Astronomical Society.
The AAS Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) is pleased to award the 2016 Laboratory Astrophysics Prize to Peter Beiersdorfer and the inaugural LAD Early Career Award to François Lique.
The bad news about sexual harassment in astronomy is actually good news, because we're talking about the issue openly.
At its 227th semiannual meeting last week in Kissimmee, Florida, the AAS named the recipients of its 2016 prizes for outstanding achievements in research, instrument development, education, and service.
To help prepare for the 2020 Astrophysics Decadal Survey, NASA is forming Science and Technology Definition Teams for four large mission concepts. Applications to join the STDTs are due 1 February.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is honoring Roy Kerr and AAS member Roger Blandford "for fundamental work on rotating black holes and their astrophysical consequences."
Most AAS members receive the magazine Physics Today as a membership benefit. The latest issue is now en route to subscribers' mailboxes and can be accessed online.
The Gemini Observatory invites proposals for new large and long programs, with observations beginning in August 2016. LOI deadline: 2 February. Proposal deadline: 31 March.
NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute seek proposals for Hubble observations and funding for archival and theoretical research programs. Deadline: 8 April 2016.
In case you missed the January AAS meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, here are some highlights courtesy of a special collaboration between AAS Nova and Astrobites.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory seeks proposals for use of the Very Large Array, Very Long Baseline Array, and Green Bank Telescope. Proposals are due on 1 February 2016.