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Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the considerations that go into choosing where to hold our semiannual meetings, including how we strive to minimize the cost to attendees.

Ten winners and four honorable mentions will receive support to present their dissertation talks at the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, in January.

If you think the news media may be interested in your oral or poster presentation at the 223rd AAS meeting in January, please consult with your institutional public-information officer and ask him or her to contact AAS press officer Rick Fienberg.

On Tuesday evening, 7 January, at the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, we’ll hold our first-ever open-microphone night. Sign up now to share your musical or other talents with friends and colleagues!

The 223rd AAS meeting in January 2014 will be our first in a new venue, the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor. Highlights include HEAD and HAD special sessions, a record number of Town Hall meetings, and a stellar lineup of plenary speakers.

Video recordings from the 222nd AAS meeting in Indianapolis are now online for members to view. Please note that you will need your AAS login and password.

It's not too late to register for the inaugural meetings of the AAS Topical Conference Series, "Probes of Dark Matter on Galaxy Scales" and "Giants of Eclipse." Deadlines: 10 July and 24 July, respectively.

We're inviting amateur astronomers and other interested members of the public to drop in to our 222nd meeting in Indianapolis. Weather permitting, we'll also hold a public star party with the Indiana Astronomical Society.

You may think you belong to the AAS, but it's really the other way around: the Society belongs to you. That's why you should come to the Annual Members Meeting in Indianapolis, on Wednesday afternoon, 5 June, to hear reports from our leaders and to raise and comment on issues of concern to you. Or you can just come for the free drinks and snacks!

Due to popular demand, the "Probes of Dark Matter on Galaxy Scales" and "Exascale Radio Astronomy" conferences in Monterey, California, have extended their abstract-submission deadlines to 15 May!