With the abstract deadline for the 227th AAS meeting now upon us, it’s time to choose our Doxsey Prize winners. We seek help from full members willing to review and rank dissertation abstracts. Sign-up deadline: 9 October.
The NSB oversees the activities of and establishes the policies for the National Science Foundation. It is also an advisory body to Congress and the president on science policy. Deadline: 30 October 2015.
Do you care about science and policy? Want to do something about it? Tune in to a new webinar series by the Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy Coalition, beginning Tuesday, 29 September, at 4 pm EDT.
If you're interested in the intersection of science, policy, and international affairs, the American Institute of Physics encourages you to apply for an AIP State Department fellowship for 2016-17. Deadline: 1 November 2015.
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 kids are back in school, and football season has kicked off, so it must be time for the Society’s online membership renewal drive!
The AAS Sustainability Committee reviews efforts to reduce energy use and save money at Gemini Observatory, including the installation of new solar panels on Maunakea.
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.