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Our fourth annual AAS Astronomy Ambassadors workshop on effective outreach for early-career scientists will be held at the 227th AAS meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, in January. Applications are due by 19 October 2015.

If you didn’t make it to Honolulu, or if you were there but could get to only a fraction of the many parallel sessions that took place, you can read about what you missed in the conference daily newspaper.

The International Dark-Sky Association is hosting an online discussion with expert guests on Thursday, 27 August, at 2 pm EDT. If you can't join it live, you can tune in later on the IDA's YouTube channel.

The Extreme Solar Systems III conference covers all aspects of research on exoplanets. It convenes in Hawaii from 29 November to 4 December 2015. Registration is open, and abstracts are due 15 September.

President Obama will host a star party on the South Lawn of the White House on 19 October and invites professional and amateur astronomers to host similar events throughout the country that evening.

The Lecar Prize recognizes exceptional contributions to the study of extrasolar planets in particular and theoretical astrophysics in general. Nominations are now welcome. Deadline: 1 October 2015.