The National Science Foundation seeks nominations for its 2016 Alan T. Waterman Award to recognize the talent, creativity, and influence of a singular young researcher. Nomination deadline: 23 October 2015.
By a vote of the Executive Committee, the AAS has strongly endorsed the recent National Research Council report Optimizing the U.S. Ground-Based Optical and Infrared Astronomy System.
President Obama released his FY 2016 budget request in February. Here's where things stand as of September, now that Congress is back in session and the presidential campaign is in full swing.
The Infrared Telescope Facility is a 3-meter telescope optimized for infrared observations and located atop Maunakea, Hawaii. Proposals for observations beginning in February 2016 are due by 1 October 2015.
A new report from the National Academies considers lessons learned from previous decadal surveys and presents options for possible changes and improvements to the decadal-survey process.
The AAS's new John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow, Heather Bloemhard, introduces herself and describes her path from graduate school to a PhD in physics and, ultimately, a career in science policy.
The Society's FAMOUS (Funds for Astronomical Meetings: Outreach to Underrepresented Scientists) Travel Grants Program helps members from historically underrepresented groups attend AAS meetings.
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.
AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory invites proposals for the use of its telescopes and those of its partners during the period February to August 2016. Deadline: 30 September 2015.