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Priorities during the period Feb. 2015 to Sep. 2016 are Astro2010 science themes, solar-system targets, and JWST precursor observations. Letters of intent are due 28 August 2014.

Despite what's shown on the AAS Wall Calendar, there are not two new Moons in August 2014. A full Moon will occur on the 10th of the month, as scheduled.

Former AAS Councilor Bruce Balick (University of Washington) links to some articles and reports that can help identify sources of job dissatisfaction and ways to address them.

The National Research Council's committee studying how to optimize the US optical and infrared (OIR) system in the era of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope meets in Washington, DC, this week, and you can tune in remotely if you can't make it in person.

Among those elected to the 2014 class of American Geophysical Union Fellows are two AAS members: Alexander G. Kosovichev and Thomas N. Woods.

The Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) seeks nominations for the inaugural Laboratory Astrophysics Prize to honor an individual who has made significant contributions to the field over an extended period. Deadline: 29 August 2014.

The Department of Energy's Office of Science has announced new requirements for the management of digital research data by grant recipients.

The June 2014 issue of Status, the magazine of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA), is now available for downloading as a 3.1-megabyte PDF.

The Golden Goose Award celebrates scientists whose federally funded research seemed odd or obscure but turned out to have a significant, positive impact on society. The latest recipients' work on game theory enabled the Federal Communications Commission to auction spectrum licenses.

The National Solar Observatory welcomes proposals to use its telescopes on Sacramento Peak in New Mexico and/or Kitt Peak in Arizona during the 4th quarter of 2014.