Priorities during the period Dec. 2015 to Sep. 2016 are Astro2010 science themes, solar-system targets, and James Webb Space Telescope precursor observations. Letters of intent are due 11 September 2015.
Bill Borucki has been awarded the 2015 Shaw Prize in Astronomy for "his conceiving and leading the Kepler mission, which greatly advanced knowledge of both extrasolar planetary systems and stellar interiors."
The US Departments of State and Commerce recently proposed changes to export control regulations covering optical equipment. AAS members are encouraged to comment. Deadline: 6 July 2015.
This week marks the midpoint of the Society’s Spring 2015 Campaign to raise funds for AAS prizes, programs, and activities. To drive our future success, please make a contribution today.
The 2015 edition of Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences has just been published. As a benefit of belonging to the AAS, members are eligible to enjoy a 30% savings on the book.
Everyone who belongs to the AAS receives the magazine Physics Today as a member benefit. The latest issue is now en route to subscribers' mailboxes and can be accessed online.
The Golden Goose Award, cosponsored by the AAS, celebrates scientists whose federally funded research seemed odd or obscure but turned out to have a significant, positive impact on society.
The LWA1 Radio Observatory invites applications for observing time between 15 December 2015 and 15 September 2016. Deadline: 4 September 2015.
The National Science Foundation's Division of Astronomical Sciences seeks to hire several new Program Directors, either as "permanent" employees or temporary (typically 1- to 4-year) "rotators."
The AIP has named applied physicist Robert G. W. Brown (Rockwell Collins & University of California, Irvine) as its new Chief Executive Officer, to succeed H. Frederick Dylla as of 1 June 2015.