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.
Our fourth annual AAS Astronomy Ambassadors workshop on effective outreach for early-career scientists will be held at the 227th AAS meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, in January. Applications are due by 19 October 2015.
If you didn’t make it to Honolulu, or if you were there but could get to only a fraction of the many parallel sessions that took place, you can read about what you missed in the conference daily newspaper.
The International Dark-Sky Association is hosting an online discussion with expert guests on Thursday, 27 August, at 2 pm EDT. If you can't join it live, you can tune in later on the IDA's YouTube channel.
The Extreme Solar Systems III conference covers all aspects of research on exoplanets. It convenes in Hawaii from 29 November to 4 December 2015. Registration is open, and abstracts are due 15 September.
President Obama will host a star party at the White House on 19 October and invites astronomers to host similar events throughout the country that evening.