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The draft ethics statement is below. This statement is also on the forums as well. Please go to the forums to login and comment on the draft. Once comments have been approved by the moderator they will appear online for everyone to read.

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AAS Statement On Professional Ethics

Draft adopted June 7, 2009

23 Oct 2012 - Governance

AAS Council Seeks Input On Ethics Statement

23 Oct 2012 - Governance

Dear AAS Members:

The AAS Employment Committee is considering a recommendation to shift the decision deadline for postdoctoral offers from February 15 to be later in the spring. Please help the committee decide whether (or by how much) to shift the decision deadline by participating in an anonymous survey at:

23 Oct 2012 - Employment

AAS Informational Email 2009-10

NPR Seeks Astronomer's Opinion on their Favorite HST Image

Kevin B. Marvel, Executive Officer

Apologies for sending this email to everyone outside of our normal Electronic Alert series, but the request I describe below from NPR could not be supported otherwise due to timing.

23 Oct 2012

AAS Informational Email 2009-09

AAS Announces Open Recruitment for Press Officer and Education and Outreach Coordinator

Kevin B. Marvel

The AAS announces an open recruitment for the full time position of Press Officer and Education & Outreach Coordinator. A job announcement is now available on the AAS Job Register and the description is included here.

AAS members are encouraged to distribute this information to potential candidates.

Job Title: Press Officer and Education & Outreach Coordinator

23 Oct 2012

Four days of cosmic fun begin April 2 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

The Astrophysics Science Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., is coordinating a series of events to bring the cosmos down to Earth in the DC metropolitan area.

The festivities take place April 2-5 as part of the 100 Hours of Astronomy. This worldwide celebration is associated with the 2009 International Year of Astronomy, which marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's use of the telescope.

Events taking place at Goddard include:

23 Oct 2012

International Year of Astronomy Activities Update

Mailed 16 March 2009


More than one-fifth of the world population, two-thirds of the United States population and one half of the European Union population are unable to see the stars in our Milky Way galaxy arch across a pristinely dark sky. With half the world's population now living in cities, this problem is only getting worse. Yet you can easily be part of a local solution to a global problem.

23 Oct 2012

Informational Email 2009-06

Mailed 11 March 2009

U.S. Naval Observatory to Host Open House, 2009 April 4
As Part of IYA 2009 "100 Hours of Astronomy" Program

23 Oct 2012

AAS Informational Email 2009-03: Election Results

Sent 10 February 2009

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) announces its new officers, Council members, and certain other officials, as elected by the members of the Society.

23 Oct 2012

Subject: Recommended Deadline for Acceptance of Postdoctoral Offers

J. Craig Wheeler, President

I am concerned that the recommendation of the American Astronomical Society concerning the earliest date on which decisions on postdoctoral offers should be required, February 15, is being ignored by several leading organizations within our community.

22 Oct 2012