Voting for the AAS election of officers and councilors will close at 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, 31 January 2016. The best way to ensure that your voice is heard is to vote!
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.
Mercedes Richards (Pennsylvania State University) has stepped down from the AAS Council; the Executive Committee has appointed Nancy Chanover (New Mexico State University) to finish her term.
The Every Student Succeeds Act reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, rewrites No Child Left Behind, and aims to strengthen education in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Data show only a weak correlation between Graduate Record Exam scores and success in grad school. Worse, there are stronger correlations of score with gender and race.
Dara Norman and her colleagues invite your input on revising the AAS Ethics Statement to add policies and procedures for filing complaints and responding to them.
Only full members are generally eligible for elected positions within the Society. To ensure that early-career members' voices are heard, Meg Urry is creating a special advisory board.
Balloting for the next election of AAS Officers and Councilors opens in mid-December 2015 and closes at the end of January 2016. Here is the slate of candidates.
The AAS seeks information from department chairs to make our "College Departments Offering Astronomy Related Degrees" page more complete and up to date.
Meg Urry reflects on a difficult week for the astronomical community and describes a new effort to strengthen the AAS Ethics Statement.