Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2016 will convene in Medellín, Colombia, next 16-20 May. Abstracts for oral presentations, posters, and workshops are now welcome. Deadline: 25 January 2016.
The countdown has begun for the 227th AAS meeting, Monday-Friday, 4-8 January 2016, in Kissimmee, Florida, just outside Orlando and only an hour’s drive from Cape Canaveral and the historic Space Coast.
Explore the science and technology behind gravitational waves and the instruments used to observe them with experts Shane Larson, Joey Shapiro-Key, and Ira Thorpe in an interactive online get-together.
The Gruber Foundation invites nominations for the 2016 Gruber Cosmology Prize, which is designed both to recognize groundbreaking work and to inspire additional research. Deadline: 15 December 2015.
The second edition of the Handbook of Frequency Allocations and Spectrum Protection for Scientific Uses is now available from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
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.
Nominations are now open for the $500,000 Ambartsumian Prize, one of the most important international awards in astronomy, astrophysics, and related sciences. Deadline: 18 March 2016.
The National Science Foundation seeks community input on viable concepts for the future continued operation of Arecibo Observatory. Read and respond to NSF's Dear Colleague letter by 31 December.
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.
President Obama welcomed hundreds of students and scores of science luminaries to the Executive Mansion for White House Astronomy Night on 19 October. Watch the YouTube video to see and hear some highlights.
AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.
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.
Seven AAS members are among the newly elected Fellows of the American Physical Society nominated by the APS Division of Astrophysics. They'll receive their honors at the APS April meeting in Salt Lake City.
The American Institute of Physics has just released rosters of physics- and astronomy-department enrollments and degree data for 2014, with detailed department-by-department listings.
Founding editor Andrew Fraknoi presents an index to the full contents of Astronomy Education Review, organized by topics that both astronomy education researchers and practitioners would be likely to look under.
Version 4.0 of the Montage Image Mosaic Toolkit contains a command-line visualization tool and new modules to support the processing of data cubes.
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.
The AAS deplores sexual harassment and expresses its support for people who risk their own professional status by speaking publicly to protect others from similar abuse.