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Some of the world’s most accomplished leaders in a variety of fields, including astronomy and planetary science, have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Twenty years after the discovery of 51 Pegasi b, ESS III will take place 29 November − 4 December 2015 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Register by 17 June to save!

The 227th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society will be held in Kissimmee, Florida, 4-8 January 2016. The AAS now seeks proposals for Special Sessions, Town Halls, Workshops, and Splinter Meetings.

On 14 April the National Research Council Committee on a Strategy to Optimize the US Optical and Infrared (OIR) System in the Era of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope released its report and recommendations.

The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Alexander Dalgarno, who passed away 9 April 2015.

If you earned your PhD between 2004 and 2014 from any institution worldwide and have ever studied, worked, or trained in the United States, you are invited to participate in a new study of PhD employment.