To apply, or not to apply ― that is the question every time a funding opportunity arises. To answer, two scientists set out to measure the cost-effectiveness of writing grant proposals. Here are their results.
The nonprofit EnCorps STEM Teachers Program is recruiting professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math into new careers in education — currently in California, but eventually in other states too.
Our Society is at its best when talented, enthusiastic AAS members contribute to our mission to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member John Marlborough, who passed away 21 March 2015.
With the Triennial Earth-Sun Summit looming in Indianapolis, the presidents of the AAS and American Geophysical Union have written Gov. Mike Pence to reaffirm our societies' commitment to welcoming all attendees.
Everyone who belongs to the AAS receives the magazine Physics Today as a member benefit. The latest issue is now en route to subscribers' mailboxes and can be accessed online.
The Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) announce the NEOWISE 2015 data release: 2.5 million images, 18.5 billion sources!
Sixteen AAS members traveled to Washington, DC, from 16 to 18 March to advocate for strong and sustained support for the astronomical sciences from Congress and the White House.
Which large astrophysics missions should NASA study prior to the 2020 decadal survey? The Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group would like to hear your ideas and recommendations by 24 April 2015.
Join your colleagues in St. Louis in July to explore the opportunities afforded by the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, an advanced collection of digital resources and services.
The AAS has launched its Spring 2015 Campaign, and a special challenge grant will double the value of contributions to the Annie Jump Cannon Award Fund.
The National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center and National Radio Astronomy Observatory invite you to register for their July 2015 summer-school programs in single-dish radio astronomy and interferometry.
The University of Minnesota seeks new homes for three sets of transparencies and two sets of prints from various sky surveys, including the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS) I and II.
Please contact your member of the House of Representatives this week to ask them to sign two bipartisan letters in support of the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science.
In early March 2015 scientists from 32 nations gathered in Fukuoka, Japan, to discuss instrumentation and techniques for advancing space-weather research and improving space-weather predictions.
This international conference, 19-25 July in Quy Nhon, will bring together exoplanet and solar-system specialists to address major new observational projects and what we expect to learn over the next decade.
The AAS Executive Committee is troubled by the lack of priority placed on scientific discovery in the president’s FY 2016 budget request, including a proposed 2% cut for the astronomical sciences.
The fourth data release for the Digital Access to a Sky Century @ Harvard is now online. DASCH provides images, astrometry, and photometry from the digitized Harvard plates for the period 1885 to 1992.
In his Communication Breakdown blog, science writer Matt Shipman makes a strong case for why it's in scientists' best interest to work with the press to publicize their research findings.
The American Physical Society and American Institute of Physics invite applications for a fellowship in the Office of Innovation and Improvement in the US Department of Education. Deadline: 5 April.