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History: Established at the 223rd meeting, January 2014 in Washington, in response to a recommendation from the 2012 Workshop on Developing a Plan for Preserving Astronomy’s Archival Records sponsored by the Working Group on the Preservation of Astronomical Heritage. That Workshop identified a growing need for coordination and cooperation in the rapidly developing field of time-domain astronomy (TDA).
History: The WG was established at the 220th Meeting, June 2012 in Anchorage in response to a White Paper report submitted to the Astro2010 Decadal Survey.
Members: Any AAS member with an interest in these fields is invited to join.
Steering Committee: ~10 members including the chair; initially appointed by the Council and in successive terms, nominated by the Working Group and confirmed by the AAS Board of Trustees
Renewing recent memberships is easy and may be accomplished online. The procedure for reinstating past membership depends on the time that has elapsed, see page for details.
Current AAS Corporate Members
Modify your membership status to a Full or Associate Member based on age by filling out the following form. The AAS would like to thank you in advance for your time. We look forward to serving you in the upcoming years.
Application for admission to the AAS, in any category of membership, requires nomination by Full Members of the American Astronomical Society.
Full Membership is open to any person deemed capable of preparing an acceptable scientific paper on some subject of astronomy or related branch of science. Supporting evidence for nomination to Full Membership should include at least one of the following:
The Astronomical Journal, Astrophysical Journal, Astrophysical Journal Letters and Astrophysical Journal Supplement are all included.
The AAS is primarily a society of researchers in astronomy and it wishes to assure that the members meet minimum qualifications in the area. Nomination by two Full Members of the AAS who are familiar with the qualifications of the nominee is one way of achieving this goal.
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Become a Corporate Member. Read the Benefits and Privileges of AAS Corporate Membership.
Individual memberships are available to those actively involved in astronomy or a related branch of science. Corporations and other entities desirous of encouraging the work of the Society should join as a Corporate Member.
Tax-deductible gifts in any amount may be sent by check or credit card directly to the AAS Executive Office. If you wish to direct your contribution to a specific objective, simply indicate the fund(s) for which the gift is designated.
History: Established as the Working Group on LGBTIQ Equality (WGLE) on 8 January 2012
Members: Appointed by the AAS Board of Trustees
Term: Three years, June to June; staggered
Charge: To promote equality for sexual-orientation and gender minorities (SGMs) within our profession, including those identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, questioning, or queer. SGMA works to
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About the USNC: The US National Committee for the International Astronomical Union (USNC/IAU) represents the interests of the US astronomical community and safeguards the intellectual vigor of the Union.