A recording of a Google Hangout panel discussion on the wide range of careers available to astronomers is now available on YouTube. Watch the video to see all that you can do with a PhD in astronomy.
The June 2015 issue of the semiannual newsletter of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy is now available for download as a PDF.
AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.
Every year the National Science Board salutes leaders with remarkable contributions and public service in science and engineering through its honorary awards. Nominations for 2016 are due by 1 October 2015.
The AAS Historical Astronomy Division wants to interview astronomers at all career stages, from all over the world, at the upcoming International Astronomical Union General Assembly in Hawaii.
The Golden Goose Award, cosponsored by the AAS, celebrates scientists whose federally funded research seemed odd or obscure but turned out to have a significant, positive impact on society.
Explore space-based studies of exoplanets with experts Natalie Batalha and Sara Seager in the first of a new series of interactive online get-togethers with members of our AAS and the other AAS.
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.
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.
The editors and publishers of some of the world's leading astronomical journals are offering a workshop for current and prospective authors and referees at the IAU General Assembly. RSVP today!
The paper edition of the AAS Membership Directory is published annually by the AAS Executive Office. The 2015 edition has been mailed and should arrive in members' mailboxes soon!
Registration and abstract submission are open for Extreme Solar Systems III, 29 November to 4 December 2015 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Make your travel plans!
If you'll be in the DC metro area on 23 June, you're invited to attend the induction of the late astronomer Frank Kameny into the Labor Hall of Honor — but you must RSVP by Friday, 19 June, so hurry!
The 2015 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize recognizes John E. Carlstrom, Jeremiah P. Ostriker, and Lyman A. Page, Jr., for their individual and collective contributions to the study of the universe on the largest scales.
Priorities during the period Dec. 2015 to Sep. 2016 are Astro2010 science themes, solar-system targets, and James Webb Space Telescope precursor observations. Letters of intent are due 11 September 2015.
Bill Borucki has been awarded the 2015 Shaw Prize in Astronomy for "his conceiving and leading the Kepler mission, which greatly advanced knowledge of both extrasolar planetary systems and stellar interiors."
The US Departments of State and Commerce recently proposed changes to export control regulations covering optical equipment. AAS members are encouraged to comment. Deadline: 6 July 2015.
This week marks the midpoint of the Society’s Spring 2015 Campaign to raise funds for AAS prizes, programs, and activities. To drive our future success, please make a contribution today.
The 2015 edition of Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences has just been published. As a benefit of belonging to the AAS, members are eligible to enjoy a 30% savings on the book.
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.