The International Astronomical Union seeks candidates for Division Presidents, Division Vice-Presidents, and at-large members of the Division Steering Committees. Deadline: 15 May 2015.
After the recent approval of Commissions by the IAU Executive Committee, to take effect at the end of the August 2015 General Assembly in Honolulu, now is the time to sign up for these Commissions if you wish.
Five astronomers and planetary scientists have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
The US Naval Observatory has released the first edition of its USNO Robotic Astrometric Telescope star catalog, URAT1. This catalog is the follow-on to the USNO CCD Astrograph Catalog (UCAC4).
Some of the world’s most accomplished leaders in a variety of fields, including astronomy and planetary science, have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Twenty years after the discovery of 51 Pegasi b, ESS III will take place 29 November − 4 December 2015 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Register by 17 June to save!
On 14 April the National Research Council Committee on a Strategy to Optimize the US Optical and Infrared (OIR) System in the Era of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope released its report and recommendations.
If you earned your PhD between 2004 and 2014 from any institution worldwide and have ever studied, worked, or trained in the United States, you are invited to participate in a new study of PhD employment.
Astro Hack Week is an "unconference" focused on astrostatistics and data-intensive astronomy. It will have material and activities appropriate for scientists at all levels from senior undergraduates to faculty.
Come to this meeting, 17-19 June 2015 at Vanderbilt University, to help define recommendations and actions that will make the astronomical community more diverse and inclusive.
What’s the best way to deal with the English language’s lack of a gender-neutral singular pronoun? As any grammarian can tell you, the answer has changed over the years. Just ask him/her/them!
To apply, or not to apply ― that is the question every time a funding opportunity arises. To answer, two scientists set out to measure the cost-effectiveness of writing grant proposals. Here are their results.
Our Society is at its best when talented, enthusiastic AAS members contribute to our mission to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.
With the Triennial Earth-Sun Summit looming in Indianapolis, the presidents of the AAS and American Geophysical Union have written Gov. Mike Pence to reaffirm our societies' commitment to welcoming all attendees.
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.
The Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) announce the NEOWISE 2015 data release: 2.5 million images, 18.5 billion sources!
Sixteen AAS members traveled to Washington, DC, from 16 to 18 March to advocate for strong and sustained support for the astronomical sciences from Congress and the White House.
Which large astrophysics missions should NASA study prior to the 2020 decadal survey? The Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group would like to hear your ideas and recommendations by 24 April 2015.
The AAS has launched its Spring 2015 Campaign, and a special challenge grant will double the value of contributions to the Annie Jump Cannon Award Fund.
The University of Minnesota seeks new homes for three sets of transparencies and two sets of prints from various sky surveys, including the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS) I and II.