The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellowship program awards five postdoctoral women scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each. Applications open on 30 November 2015 and are due by 5 February 2016.
William J. Borucki of NASA's Kepler mission has been selected by the Franklin Institute to receive the 2016 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science, the latest in a growing list of accolades for the exoplanet hunter.
On behalf of our members and along with the International Astronomical Union (based in Paris), AAS President Meg Urry expresses solidarity with the people of France in the wake of Paris terrorist attacks.
If you think the news media may be interested in your oral or poster presentation at the 227th AAS meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, in January, please consult with your institutional public-information officer and ask him or her to contact AAS press officer Rick Fienberg.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Nancy C. Blemly, who passed away 3 November 2015.
SGMA, established by the AAS Council to promote equality for sexual-orientation and gender minorities within our profession, succeeds the Working Group on LGBTIQ Equality (WGLE).
Eight winners and six honorable mentions will receive support to present their dissertation talks at the 227th AAS meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, in January.
AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.
The National Academies' committee for the midterm assessment of the implementation of the New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics decadal survey seeks your input.
Reminders to renew your AAS membership were mailed last month. If you recently mailed a payment or renewed online, thank you! If not, now is the time. Don't let your membership benefits lapse!
Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2016 will convene in Medellín, Colombia, next 16-20 May. Abstracts for oral presentations, posters, and workshops are now welcome. Deadline: 25 January 2016.
The countdown has begun for the 227th AAS meeting, Monday-Friday, 4-8 January 2016, in Kissimmee, Florida, just outside Orlando and only an hour’s drive from Cape Canaveral and the historic Space Coast.
Explore the science and technology behind gravitational waves and the instruments used to observe them with experts Shane Larson, Joey Shapiro-Key, and Ira Thorpe in an interactive online get-together.
The Gruber Foundation invites nominations for the 2016 Gruber Cosmology Prize, which is designed both to recognize groundbreaking work and to inspire additional research. Deadline: 15 December 2015.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Lloyd Wallace, who passed away 26 October 2015.
The second edition of the Handbook of Frequency Allocations and Spectrum Protection for Scientific Uses is now available from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
In short: Not yet. Fiscal year 2016 has had a bumpy start, but things are starting to look like they are settling down. Read on to learn about the current status of FY 2016. Updated: 16 December.
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 XSEDE internship program exposes US undergraduates and graduate students to high-performance computing (HPC), including training and access to HPC resources. Application deadline: 1 February 2016.
Nominations are now open for the $500,000 Ambartsumian Prize, one of the most important international awards in astronomy, astrophysics, and related sciences. Deadline: 18 March 2016.