The AAS is aware of suspicious emails that are sometimes sent to members and meeting attendees. Keep in mind that official AAS emails will come only from an aas.org email address.
Representing the AAS, Executive Officer Kevin Marvel joined leaders of about 70 other professional societies in Washington, DC, to discuss the issue of sexual harassment in STEMM fields.
Executive Officer Kevin Marvel suggests that if we stay connected with what's going on in the sky, we can more effectively share our excitement and enthusiasm for astronomy with the public.
Individuals at US institutions are welcome to apply for support to attend the August 2018 General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in Vienna, Austria. Deadline: 28 February.
Some AAS members have received emails offering to sell contact lists of our meeting attendees. We are investigating these emails and the company that claims to be the source of the information.
Third parties are sending emails to members of the astronomy community offering to sell them contact lists of our conference attendees. We are investigating the entities and individuals involved.
As Executive Officer Kevin Marvel explains, the new AAS governance structure includes both a Board of Trustees and a Strategic Assembly, which met for the first time in October.
The Association for Women in Science invites AAS members to participate in its fall webinar series, designed to add to your personal and professional development.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to reach out and share the excitement of the solar eclipse with someone.
By an overwhelming majority, AAS members voted to accept the Council's recommendation to adopt the new governance documents.
The AAS Council thanks Jack Burns, Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Buell Jannuzi, Stephen Unwin, and Meg Urry for their dedicated service to the Society over the last few years.
Friday, 12 May, is the deadline for member comments on the Society’s proposed new Articles of Incorporation (to replace the current Constitution) and Bylaws.
With a new son in the house and a new AAS governance model in the works, Kevin Marvel's mind is on new beginnings for his family and the Society.
Civically engaged scientists have developed a plan for a march in support of science on Saturday, 22 April (Earth Day). The AAS is ready to help support our members who plan to participate.
Join the Association for Women in Science for the webinar series "Start With Me: How to Create Inclusive Pockets of Greatness." The next webinar will take place on Wednesday, 16 November, at 12:00 pm ET.
Join the Association for Women in Science this Friday, 7 October, for a webinar with past AWIS presidents, then again next Thursday, 13 October, for the first in a series of webinars on broadening participation in STEM.
Kevin Marvel says that the AAS stands ready to help organize special meetings to discuss topics of great importance to our community of scientists.
"Enough is enough," says Kevin Marvel, who is distraught over the damage done by harassment at AAS meetings and wants us all to work together to make it stop.
Though we're sad to leave our current location in the American Geophysical Union building, we're very excited about our new office and the benefits it will bring to the AAS membership.
The National Postdoctoral Association has published a guidebook to assist postdoc women in navigating through their careers by utilizing professional societies and associations.