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The AAS will now endorse regional meetings — conferences organized for the benefit of clearly defined geographical areas — that meet a few simple rules designed to support and foster astronomical discourse.

On 3 May more than 60 astronomers and students from Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and West Virginia met for the first AAS Regional Meeting and found that the whole was greater than the sum of its parts.

The National Science Foundation seeks proposals from organizations interested in managing and operating the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Deadline for letters of intent: 4 September 2014.

We launched our first mobile app just in time for the 224th AAS meeting in Boston. If you downloaded it to your smartphone or tablet, we'd like to hear from you about how you used it and how you liked it.

Want to use your science knowledge to directly address societal challenges? The American Association for the Advancement of Science's policy fellowships will be the subject of a live chat on 19 June.

Effective in 2015 the Astronomical Journal and the Astrophysical Journal, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplement Series will become electronic only and will no longer be available in paper editions.

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific recently published an article by AAS Press Officer Rick Fienberg recounting his 20-plus years at Sky & Telescope magazine.

The AAS online membership directory is now more secure, and it displays more information to members than it does to nonmembers — as long as you sign in.

We’re launching our first mobile app just in time for the 224th AAS meeting in Boston. It puts the entire conference program in your pocket and ensures that it’s always up to date. Get the app for your smartphone or tablet today!

Please email or call your Congressperson in the House of Representatives before May 28th to ask that he or she support increased funding for basic science research at NASA and NSF in the FY 2015 appropriations bill.