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The Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy, which operates northern and southern 1-meter telescopes, would like to engage at least one new institutional member. Apply by 1 March 2016.

15 Dec 2015

A new "focus issue" of Physics World, published by the Institute of Physics in the UK, shines a spotlight on exciting developments — and difficult challenges — in astronomy and space science.

15 Dec 2015

The upcoming 227th AAS meeting, 4-8 January 2016, offers workshops, sessions, posters, tutorials, and discussions that focus on many aspects of astronomical software — and Hack Day, too!

14 Dec 2015

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.

14 Dec 2015

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.

14 Dec 2015

When you buy items on Amazon's Holiday Toy List at smile.amazon.com, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the American Astronomical Society.

09 Dec 2015
Meg Urry

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.

09 Dec 2015

Community input is needed to determine what optical/infrared supporting capabilities will be needed to maximize the science enabled by the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Deadline: 15 January 2016.

08 Dec 2015

Are you coming to the 227th AAS meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, 4-8 January 2016? The AAS Career Center in the Exhibit Hall has resources and services for job seekers and hiring managers alike.

08 Dec 2015

Different aspects of public policy will be featured at #aas227 in Kissimmee, Florida, during sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 and 6 January. Join us at a plenary or town hall, or at the AAS booth! 4 Jan: Updated location of Advocacy Panel.

07 Dec 2015

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