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Use our online form to submit questions for the director of the National Science Foundation, whose plenary talk is on 5 January. Deadline: 18 December.

Meg Urry

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.

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If you're interested in working inside the halls of Congress, apply for a Congressional science fellowship through the American Institute of Physics. Application deadline for the 2016-17 term: 15 January 2016.

Apply now for the six-week Kavli Summer Program in Astrophysics, funded by the Kavli Foundation at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Application deadline: 22 January 2016.

Most AAS members receive the magazine Physics Today as a membership benefit. The latest issue is now en route to subscribers' mailboxes and can be accessed online.

December 1st is #GivingTuesday. Donations to the AAS help promote the astronomical sciences by advancing student achievement, recognizing extraordinary service, and honoring outstanding research.

The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Arlin P. S. Crotts, who passed away 19 November 2015.

AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.