Plans for the 229th meeting of the AAS are well under way, and proposals are now being accepted for Special Sessions, Town Halls, Workshops, and Splinter Meetings.
The AAS Council has created a task force to provide the AAS with a data-driven, well-considered path for the future of the Society’s educational philosophy and activities. Your input is requested!
Proposal acceptance rates for the Chandra X-ray Observatory were higher for men than women in the early years, but they have been indistinguishable since 2009. That's good news!
The spending bills for FY 2017 that include NASA, NSF, and DOE have been approved by the Senate Appropriations committee, and are summarized within this post.
We know there's gender+age bias in proposal reviews. Shouldn't we all follow the Hubble team's example and try to fix it?
The AAS wants to encourage all members to participate in the science sessions at our meetings. If you need assistance to defray the costs of child or dependent care so you can attend the meetings, please apply for a childcare grant.
Congratulations to AAS Junior Member Sherwood Richers for being selected as a 2016-2017 Blue Waters Graduate Fellow!
We honor the memory of our departed colleagues. The Historical Astronomy Division commissions and compiles obituaries for deceased AAS members and depends on you, our members, for help writing them.
The AAS Education Task Force invites the submission of white papers on education, professional development, and public outreach and the Society's role in these areas.
The American Institute of Physics has introduced a new Federal Science Budget Tracker, a tool to help users monitor federal budgets and appropriations relevant to the physical sciences.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Kurt W. Weiler, who passed away 16 April 2016.
Did you know that the AAS has a Policy Talk program? Learn more about how to have a member of AAS Policy come to your institution for a colloquium about science advocacy and policy.
AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.
StudySoup, an online peer-to-peer learning marketplace, has launched a new scholarship program open to high school seniors through graduate students. Deadline for fall 2016 semester scholarship: 1 October 2016
Modifications to the AAS Bylaws were approved by the AAS Executive Committee in October 2015, and are presented here for member review.
Join the Association for Women in Science and guest speaker Dr. Sherry Marts on Thursday, 14 April, for a webinar on responding effectively to harassment in the moment.
Congratulations to AAS member Feryal Özel on receiving a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship for Astronomy & Astrophysics!
Hurry! The regular registration deadline for the summer meeting is Thursday, 14 April, and the final abstract deadline (for both oral and poster abstracts) is Tuesday, 19 April.
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Steering Committee for After SDSS-IV seeks Letters Of Intent regarding potential future surveys to be performed under a next-generation experiment in the context of 2020s astronomy.
The Steering Committee for After SDSS-IV seeks Letters Of Intent regarding long-term plans for data distribution and public engagement. These LOIs are in preparation for a call for proposals, due in fall 2016.