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Provided free to all members, the annual AAS Wall Calendar highlights important astronomical events in each month. The AAS is seeking sponsors plus key dates and deadlines for the 2017 edition. Deadline: 1 September
The Infrared Telescope Facility is a 3-meter telescope optimized for infrared observations and located atop Mauna Kea, Hawai'i. Proposals for observations beginning in August 2016 are due by 1 April.
The AAS/Historical Astronomy Division (HAD) Obituary Committee is responsible for commissioning and compiling obituaries for deceased members of the Society. These obituaries are published as a tribute and for the benefit of future historians of science. The committee depends entirely on our astronomical colleagues, including astronomy-department and observatory administrators, who knew the deceased, for help writing obituaries. Currently there are a number of recently and not-so-recently deceased AAS members for whom we lack written obituaries.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Daniel E. Harris, who passed away 6 December 2015.
We encourage you to network, share research, ideas, knowledge, and offer guidance and support within the astronomical community. Group participation is limited to current and former AAS members.
Why dependent care grants?
The financial burden of child and adult dependent care affects the Society’s members. The impact can be so great that it often prevents attendance at meetings, especially for early career scientists or those at small institutions with limited funding. The AAS and its Divisions are committed to helping members with dependents attend meetings; therefore, members may apply to subsidize dependent care services during a meeting, for use either at the meeting location or at home.
The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Doc (Harold Irving) Ewen, who passed away 8 October 2015.
This information will be used by the AAS Child/Dependent Care Committee to determine eligibility for dependent care subsidies at the 228th meeting of the American Astronomical Society held in San Diego, California.