AAS Resolutions related to research, education, society, and astronomy as a profession.
AAS Council resolutions related to research, education, society, and astronomy as a profession but whose period of relevance has passed.
AAS members will elect new officers and councilors in early 2014. A preliminary slate of candidates is now in hand, and additional nominations are welcome. Deadline: 16 September.
By an overwhelming majority, AAS members voted to accept the Council's recommendation to adopt the new governance documents.
The AAS Council has adopted new governance documents, subject to approval by the members of the Society. If you have yet to cast your vote, now is the time! Deadline: Monday, 31 July.
If you want to cast your ballot for the AAS Council-adopted new Articles of Incorporation and new Bylaws, but aren’t sure how, we have a video for you!
Christine Jones reviews some of the key developments related to diversity and governance since her term as AAS President began.
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.
After a successful Council meeting and New AAS Governance Model Town Hall at the 230th AAS meeting in Austin, it’s now time to make your voice heard.
[Please note: The AAS Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws are now published on separate pages. You can find the Bylaws at aas.org/governance/bylaws.]
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
The name of this corporation is American Astronomical Society (the “Society”).
The period of duration is perpetual.
[Please note: The AAS Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws are now published on separate pages. You can find the Articles of Incorporation at aas.org/governance/articles-of-incorporation.]
BYLAWS OF AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY organized under the District of Columbia, USA Nonprofit Society Act of 2010 (the “Act”) (Effective as of 1 August 2017)
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.
The AAS is moving forward with a change in governance structure and function that will result in many matters previously documented in the Society’s Bylaws migrating to Policies. This transition in still in progress. The policies established by the Board of Trustees will be added to this page in the near future.
As David Helfand explains, we plan to overhaul our governance model for the first time in more than half a century. We invite your feedback on our proposal by Friday, 12 May.
At its January 2017 meeting, the AAS Council unanimously passed a new resolution endorsing recent reports on light pollution and calling on all AAS members to advocate for dark skies in their own communities.
Voting in the AAS election of officers and councilors for terms beginning in 2017 closed on 1 February, and the ballots have been counted. The envelopes, please...
After a thorough study of the Society's governance principles and processes, we are going to rewrite our Bylaws with input from you, our members.
This article highlights the major elements of the newly revised and expanded AAS Code of Ethics, which supersedes the older AAS Ethics Statement.
Balloting for the next election of AAS Officers and Councilors opens in mid-December 2016 and closes at the end of January 2017. Here is the slate of candidates.