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AAS President Meg Urry addresses the controversy over some disrespectful remarks made during the debate over one of the two US-led giant segmented mirror telescopes.

06 May 2015

Proposals to use the high-flying Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy during the period 1 February 2016 to 31 January 2017 are due on Friday, 10 July 2015.

05 May 2015

The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization presents “(re)Solving Galaxies in the Era of Extremely Large Telescopes,” 1-3 October in Pacific Grove, CA. Registration deadline: 1 September.

05 May 2015

The US National Gemini Office has launched a new website gathering "all things Gemini" into one convenient place for the benefit of users of the twin 8-meter Gemini telescopes in Hawaii and Chile.

05 May 2015

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.

03 May 2015

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is looking for scientists to assist K-12 teachers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics classes during the 2015-16 school year.

01 May 2015

The International Astronomical Union seeks candidates for Division Presidents, Division Vice-Presidents, and at-large members of the Division Steering Committees. Deadline: 15 May 2015.

30 Apr 2015

After the recent approval of Commissions by the IAU Executive Committee, to take effect at the end of the August 2015 General Assembly in Honolulu, now is the time to sign up for these Commissions if you wish.

30 Apr 2015

Five astronomers and planetary scientists have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

28 Apr 2015

The US Naval Observatory has released the first edition of its USNO Robotic Astrometric Telescope star catalog, URAT1. This catalog is the follow-on to the USNO CCD Astrograph Catalog (UCAC4).

27 Apr 2015