AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel provides an update on activities that will be keeping us busy for the rest of 2014, including wrestling with public-policy challenges and planning next year's IAU General Assembly.
Meg Urry looks to build better links between academia and industry by connecting students and professors with astronomers in all fields worldwide.
The AAS Employment Committee and others have arranged an excellent lineup of professional development workshops at the winter meeting in Seattle, Washington. Register now!
A $10,000 prize lectureship for the best postdoctoral scholar from all fields related to origins is being offered by the Origins Project at Arizona State University. Nomination deadline: 1 December 2014.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy seeks applications for its Spring 2015 Internship Program from college students who are US citizens. Deadline: 17 October 2014.
Lynne Hillenbrand, chair of the US National Committee for the International Astronomical Union, shares information about next year's General Assembly. IAU membership applications are due 15 December 2014.
In this guest post, Jason Steffen (Northwestern University) describes his recent local visit with his House representative, Randy Hultgren. With Congress in recess, now is a good time to do a visit of your own!
The Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation (JAI) publishes papers describing astronomical instruments proposed, developed, under construction, and in use. Submissions are welcome!