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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Dialog on Science, Ethics and Religion program (DOSER), will air the movie "The City Dark" on 10 May 2012 beginning at 5:30 pm at the AAAS Headquarters in Washington, DC.

AAS members in the local region are welcome and encouraged to attend. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion on light pollution and its impact on humans, both physically and culturally. AAS President, Debra Elmegreen will also participate in the panel discussion.

23 Oct 2012 - Light

The AAS is happy to announce its second annual report in a new format, published electronically apart from the BAAS. The 2010 Annual Report is available at

For future years, the report will be available in July each year for the year prior. This is due to needing Council approval of the audit report for the prior year before we include the financial results in the annual report. Comments or questions about the annual report are welcome

23 Oct 2012 - Publications

Subject: Celebration of Huchra's Life in Science

AAS Informational Email 2010-15

[note: This message is being sent to AAS members as a service to the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics -kbm]

Dear Colleagues:

23 Oct 2012 - Governance

AAS Informational Email 2010-13


23 Oct 2012 - Grants and Prizes: AAS

AAS Informational Email 2010-9

Subject: John Huchra

Dear AAS Members and Colleagues,

It is with deep sadness that the American Astronomical Society announces the passing of AAS past-president John Peter Huchra on October 8.

23 Oct 2012 - Governance

AAS Informational Email 2010-8

AAAS Seeks DC Region Volunteers

[Sent on behalf of the AAAS - Kevin B. Marvel]

Dear AAS Member,

23 Oct 2012 - Public Outreach

AAS Informational Email 2010-7

Subject: Editor for Astrophysical Journal Letters Sought

23 Oct 2012 - Journals

The AAS is distributing this program announcement to its members located in DC, MD and VA as a service to the NASA Alumni League. Please note that you must RSVP for this event.

Kevin B. Marvel

The State of the Agency: NASA Future Programs Presentation Sponsored by the NASA Alumni League with support from the AAS, AIAA and WIA

Friday, 12 February 2010

James E. Webb Auditorium
NASA Headquarters
300 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

23 Oct 2012

He’s Retiring!

After 25 years of service as the Press Officer of the American Astronomical Society, Steve Maran is FINALLY retiring; and we invite you to join us as we celebrate this monumental event with a Farewell Roast.

Monday, 4 January 2010 from 7:00-9:30pm

Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC

Please RSVP to retirement at by Friday, 20 November 2009.

23 Oct 2012 - Governance

Beyond the Decade: The Future of International Astronomy
A Symposium in Celebration of the International Year of Astronomy

This symposium, which will take place on Friday, October 9, 2009 at the Keck Center of The National Academies in Washington, DC, will explore various dimensions of international astronomy. Three panels will respectively discuss contributions of international astronomy focusing on programs and activities in six countries and regions; three case studies of multi-national cooperation; and implications for the future from a perspective of key disciplines.

23 Oct 2012