General Program Announcements
National Academies Call for Large Mission to Study Exoplanets
5 Sep 2018
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine call on NASA to lead a large space mission capable of directly imaging Earth-like exoplanets orbiting Sun-like stars.
September 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.
NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences Grant Program Updates
30 Aug 2018
The National Science Foundation Division of Astronomical Sciences has published three new proposal solicitations, and two existing programs are expiring. This post is your gateway to all the details.
Nominations Requested for NAS Award for Scientific Reviewing
28 Aug 2018
Nominations for the National Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Reviewing are now being accepted and must be submitted online. Deadline: 1 October.
Astrophysics Input Sought for AMO2020
21 Aug 2018
AAS member Daniel Wolf Savin seeks input for the Decadal Assessment on Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Science. Please share your thoughts by Friday, 14 September.
Excavation Begins on Giant Magellan Telescope Site in Chile
14 Aug 2018
The 25-meter-diameter telescope is expected to have a final weight of about 1,600 metric tons and will comprise seven 8.4-meter mirrors supported by a steel telescope structure.
HabEx Community Meeting on Astrophysics
14 Aug 2018
Community scientists are invited to present science investigations to be specifically conducted with Habitable Exoplanet Observatory instruments. Abstract submissions are due by 7 September 2018.
Call for White Papers on LSST Cadence Optimization
14 Aug 2018
The science community is invited to play a role in the definition of Large Synoptic Survey Telescope's Observing Strategy by submitting white papers to help refine the main survey. Deadline: 30 November 2018.
Afternoon Astronomy Coffee Hangout 9 August
8 Aug 2018
Join an online hangout on Thursday, 9 August, at 3:00 pm ET to learn how IceCube works, what the researchers hope to find, and the detection of IceCube-10922.
Progress Made Toward Planetary Science Decadal Priorities
Despite significant cuts to NASA's Planetary Science Division budget early in this decade, the agency has made impressive progress in meeting goals outlined in the 2013-2022 planetary decadal survey.