The National Academy of Sciences is soliciting nominations for the 2017 Henry Draper Medal, awarded for recent astrophysics research. The nomination deadline is 3 October 2016.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded the AAS a grant of $450,000 to enable researchers to discover and cite scientific software, track its use and impact, and preserve it for reuse and posterity.
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.
Each month as part of this new series from HAD, an important discovery or memorable event in the history of astronomy will be highlighted. This month, the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9's collision with Jupiter is in the spotlight.
Register by 8 July to receive the lowest rates for the joint DPS 48 / EPSC 11 meeting, to be held 16–21 October 2016 in Pasadena, California.
Congratulations to AAS member Robert Williams for receiving the 2016 Karl Schwarzschild Medal from the German Astronomical Society!
Congratulations to the winners of the latest Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award poster competition from the 228th AAS meeting!
We honor the memory of our departed colleagues. The Historical Astronomy Division commissions and compiles obituaries for deceased AAS members and depends on you, our members, for help writing them.
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 American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, the Senate's version of the COMPETES reauthorization, was introduced. It includes policies for OSTP, NSF, NIST, and R&D and STEM education in general.