General Program Announcements
Does Public Engagement Really Matter?
ScienceCounts, in partnership with the Alda Center for Communicating Science, is conducting an online survey to assess scientists’ attitudes towards science communication and engagement with the general public.
IAU Junior Membership and IAU PhD Prize Applications Open
17 Oct 2018
The USNC-IAU is accepting applications for IAU Junior Membership until 31 December 2018. In addition, recent PhDs are eligible to apply for an IAU Divison prize.
Workshop on Maximizing the Scientific Return of NASA Data
NASA's Science Mission Directorate is hosting a special event, "Workshop on Maximizing the Scientific Return of NASA Data," on 30–31 October. Registration is free.
Dark Energy Survey Releases Year-1 High-Level Data
5 Oct 2018
The Dark Energy Survey Collaboration announces the public release of a large set of value-added data products derived from the images and catalogs from its first year of the survey.
October 2018 Issue of Physics Today Is Online & in the Mail
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.
Astrobiology Science Strategy for the Search for Life in the Universe
28 Sep 2018
Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a public briefing event and webcast on 10 October to hear about future research strategies for the field of astrobiology.
Afternoon Astronomy Coffee Hangout 27 September
27 Sep 2018
Join Tony Darnell and Carol Christian for an online hangout on Thursday, 27 September, at 3:00 pm ET to learn about the Dharma Survey discovery and the HD 26965 system.
NSF Announces New Anti-Harassment Protections
To help protect scientists and students, the National Science Foundation will require grant recipients' organizations to report findings and determinations of sexual harassment.
Nicola Fox Takes Helm of NASA’s Heliophysics Division
On 4 September 2018, Nicola Fox began official duties as director of NASA's Heliophysics Division, leading the agency's efforts to study the Sun and its effects on Earth and the solar system.
Afternoon Astronomy Coffee Hangout 13 September
11 Sep 2018
Join an online hangout on Thursday, 13 September, at 3:00 pm ET to learn if Mars was once closer to the Sun.