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AAS President Meg Urry addresses the controversy over some disrespectful remarks made during the debate over one of the two US-led giant segmented mirror telescopes.

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The AAS has launched its Spring 2015 Campaign, and a special challenge grant will double the value of contributions to the Annie Jump Cannon Award Fund.

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Nominations (including self-nominations) are invited for new members of the Executive Committee of NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG). Terms are three years. Deadline: 4 September 2015.

Every year the National Science Board salutes leaders with remarkable contributions and public service in science and engineering through its honorary awards. Nominations for 2016 are due by 1 October 2015.

The AAS Historical Astronomy Division wants to interview astronomers at all career stages, from all over the world, at the upcoming International Astronomical Union General Assembly in Hawaii.

The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Claudia J. Alexander, who passed away 11 July 2015.

Nominations (including self-nominations) are invited for new members of the Executive Committee of NASA's Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG). Terms are three years. Deadline: 1 September 2015.

The Golden Goose Award, cosponsored by the AAS, celebrates scientists whose federally funded research seemed odd or obscure but turned out to have a significant, positive impact on society.