The Lecar Prize recognizes exceptional contributions to the study of extrasolar planets in particular and theoretical astrophysics in general. Nominations are now welcome. Deadline: 1 September 2016.
The 305-meter William E. Gordon Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico is the world's largest single-dish radio telescope. Proposals for observations beginning in January 2017 are due by 1 September 2016.
On 12 July Society President Christine Jones testified before the House Space and Research & Technology Subcommittees at a hearing titled "Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Astrobiology."
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Project & Community Workshop 2016 will take place in Tucson, Arizona, the week of 15 August. Registration Deadline: 22 July
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 Science Foundation has announced an 11% increase in the award amount for Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships beginning in FY2017. Proposal deadline: 12 October 2016
Join this interactive online hangout on Friday, 15 July, at 3:00 pm ET to hear about the Large UV/optical/IR (LUVOIR) Surveyor, one of NASA's concepts for a future space observatory.
In light of recent events, Christine Jones reiterates the AAS's commitment to ensuring a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment for all astronomers.
"Enough is enough," says Kevin Marvel, who is distraught over the damage done by harassment at AAS meetings and wants us all to work together to make it stop.
The X-ray Surveyor Science and Technology Definition Team has formed its science working groups and is inviting applications for active participation and membership. The deadline to apply is 25 July 2016.