Meg Urry reflects on challenges encountered at the January 2016 AAS meeting, which she experienced sitting in an electric cart after hurting her knee.
Join the Association for Women in Science and guest speakers Rosina Romano and Dr. Sherry Marts on Thursday, 12 May, at 12:00 pm ET for a webinar on proactive strategies for addressing harassment at meetings.
Proposal acceptance rates for the Chandra X-ray Observatory were higher for men than women in the early years, but they have been indistinguishable since 2009. That's good news!
We know there's gender+age bias in proposal reviews. Shouldn't we all follow the Hubble team's example and try to fix it?
The AAS Education Task Force invites the submission of white papers on education, professional development, and public outreach and the Society's role in these areas.
Join the Association for Women in Science and guest speaker Dr. Sherry Marts on Thursday, 14 April, for a webinar on responding effectively to harassment in the moment.
The AAS Ethics Task Force was charged with revising the AAS Code of Ethics in October 2015. A draft is ready and we need your input.
At their gathering in Kissimmee, the AAS's elected leaders approved budgets, appointed committees, and took other actions to guide the activities of the Society.
The bad news about sexual harassment in astronomy is actually good news, because we're talking about the issue openly.
Data show only a weak correlation between Graduate Record Exam scores and success in grad school. Worse, there are stronger correlations of score with gender and race.
On behalf of our members and along with the International Astronomical Union (based in Paris), AAS President Meg Urry expresses solidarity with the people of France in the wake of Paris terrorist attacks.
Only full members are generally eligible for elected positions within the Society. To ensure that early-career members' voices are heard, Meg Urry is creating a special advisory board.
Meg Urry reflects on a difficult week for the astronomical community and describes a new effort to strengthen the AAS Ethics Statement.
The AAS deplores sexual harassment and expresses its support for people who risk their own professional status by speaking publicly to protect others from similar abuse.
AAS President Meg Urry (Yale University) has published an essay in Scientific American explaining why the case against Geoff Marcy (Univ. of California, Berkeley) must be a wake-up call to reform our field.
AAS President Meg Urry addresses the controversy over some disrespectful remarks made during the debate over one of the two US-led giant segmented mirror telescopes.
Our Society is at its best when talented, enthusiastic AAS members contribute to our mission to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.
With the Triennial Earth-Sun Summit looming in Indianapolis, the presidents of the AAS and American Geophysical Union have written Gov. Mike Pence to reaffirm our societies' commitment to welcoming all attendees.
Focus Meeting #6 on high-energy surveys will take place 5-6 August 2015 during the IAU General Assembly in Honolulu. We invite your participation! Abstracts are due by 18 March.
Meg Urry reviews the very busy, very successful 225th AAS meeting held 4-8 January 2015 at the Washington State Convention Center.