The National Science Foundation has announced an 11% increase in the award amount for Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships beginning in FY2017. Proposal deadline: 12 October 2016
In light of recent events, Christine Jones reiterates the AAS's commitment to ensuring a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment for all astronomers.
"Enough is enough," says Kevin Marvel, who is distraught over the damage done by harassment at AAS meetings and wants us all to work together to make it stop.
The X-ray Surveyor Science and Technology Definition Team has formed its science working groups and is inviting applications for active participation and membership. The deadline to apply is 25 July 2016.
NSF has issued an NOI to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for proposed changes to Sacramento Peak Observatory and is inviting public comments through 5 August via email, mail, and at a public meeting.
Since 1999 this series of popular lectures at Foothill College in Los Altos, California, has featured noted astronomers explaining the latest celestial discoveries and ideas in everyday language.
The National Academy of Sciences is soliciting nominations for the 2017 Henry Draper Medal, awarded for recent astrophysics research. The nomination deadline is 3 October 2016.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded the AAS a grant of $450,000 to enable researchers to discover and cite scientific software, track its use and impact, and preserve it for reuse and posterity.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member John Fountain, who passed away 7 June 2016.
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.
Each month as part of this new series from HAD, an important discovery or memorable event in the history of astronomy will be highlighted. This month, the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9's collision with Jupiter is in the spotlight.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Richard G. Teske, who passed away 27 June 2016.
Register by 8 July to receive the lowest rates for the joint DPS 48 / EPSC 11 meeting, to be held 16–21 October 2016 in Pasadena, California.
Congratulations to AAS member Robert Williams for receiving the 2016 Karl Schwarzschild Medal from the German Astronomical Society!
Congratulations to the winners of the latest Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award poster competition from the 228th AAS meeting!
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 American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, the Senate's version of the COMPETES reauthorization, was introduced. It includes policies for OSTP, NSF, NIST, and R&D and STEM education in general.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Bill Howard, who passed away 25 June 2016.
AAS-IOP ebooks, a new series launching in 2017, is commissioning material and we want to hear from you.
The 229th AAS meeting will take place 3–7 January 2017 in Grapevine, Texas. Proposals are currently being accepted for Workshops (deadline: 12 August) and Splinter Meetings (deadline: 11 November).