The AAS Council established a Task Force on Society Governance at the 2016 winter meeting. That task force will hold its first meeting 10-11 March and will be accepting feedback from AAS members and non-members.
Voting in the AAS election of officers and councilors for terms beginning in 2016 closed on 31 January, and the ballots have been counted. The envelopes, please...
At their gathering in Kissimmee, the AAS's elected leaders approved budgets, appointed committees, and took other actions to guide the activities of the Society.
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.
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.
Meg Urry reflects on a difficult week for the astronomical community and describes a new effort to strengthen the AAS Ethics Statement.