If your college or university runs an on- or off-campus observatory, please join colleagues working to preserve dark skies at a splinter session on Friday, 8 January, during the 227th AAS meeting in Florida.
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.
The International Astronomical Union recommends that all astronomers, including those working on the cosmic microwave background, follow the IAU resolution for the polarization angle in all their publications.
Graduate students and postdocs are invited to apply for the 7th International Summer School on High-Performance Computing Challenges, 26 June to 1 July 2016, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Deadline: 15 February.
The negotiations over FY 2016 appropriations are finally complete. NASA's top line is up 7%; planetary and Earth sciences enjoy increases, while astrophysics is flat and heliophysics is down. NSF's top line is up 1.6%.
A two-hour workshop will be offered twice on Wednesday, 6 January, to provide authors and referees with crucial information about publishing in the Astronomical Journal and the Astrophysical Journal.
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.
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.
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!
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.