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.
The spending bills for FY 2017 that include NASA, NSF, and DOE have been approved by the House Appropriations committee and are summarized in this post.
NSF has issued an NOI to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for proposed changes to Arecibo Observatory and is inviting public comments through 23 June via mail, email, and at two public meetings.
Congratulations to AAS Member Roger Blandford of Stanford University for being awarded the 2016 Crafoord Prize in Astronomy!
A new report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine on the usefulness of CubeSats and the necessity of federal support for such programs is now available.
The International Astronomical Union Symposia, the scientific flagship of the IAU, are intended to significantly advance the field, seeking answers to the current key questions and/or emerging concepts.
Based on feedback from attendees of the 228th AAS meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, and the work of the AAS Meetings Task Force, changes to future meetings are in the works.