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.
Developed by Microsoft Research, WWT is now an open-source "Universe Information System" whose further development will be led and supported by the AAS.
Are you an AAS member interested in advocating for your science with policy makers? If yes, then you should volunteer for Congressional Visits Day (15-16 March 2016)! Deadline: 22 January 2016.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is now accepting applications for the 2016 cohort of our summer student programs in science and technology research. Deadline: 1 February 2016.
AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.
If you have a love of astronomy, a thirst for travel, and a desire to share this passion with others, apply now for the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP). Deadline: 31 January 2016.
As the year comes to a close, please consider making a donation to the AAS. Contributions are used to recognize extraordinary service, honor outstanding research, and celebrate student achievement.
If your college or university runs an on- or off-campus observatory, please join colleagues working to preserve dark skies at a splinter session on Friday, 8 January, during the 227th AAS meeting in Florida.
The AAS election of officers and councilors for terms beginning in 2016 is now under way. The best way to ensure that your voice is heard is to vote! Deadline: 31 January 2016.
The International Astronomical Union recommends that all astronomers, including those working on the cosmic microwave background, follow the IAU resolution for the polarization angle in all their publications.
Graduate students and postdocs are invited to apply for the 7th International Summer School on High-Performance Computing Challenges, 26 June to 1 July 2016, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Deadline: 15 February.
The negotiations over FY 2016 appropriations are finally complete. NASA's top line is up 7%; planetary and Earth sciences enjoy increases, while astrophysics is flat and heliophysics is down. NSF's top line is up 1.6%.
A two-hour workshop will be offered twice on Wednesday, 6 January, to provide authors and referees with crucial information about publishing in the Astronomical Journal and the Astrophysical Journal.
The Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy, which operates northern and southern 1-meter telescopes, would like to engage at least one new institutional member. Apply by 1 March 2016.