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The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Observatory has issued a call for membership in its International Science Development Teams (ISDTs), which provide scientific input and facilitate collaboration across and beyond the TMT partnership. Applications are welcome from all PhD scientists. Deadline: 17 January 2014.

This workshop on Sunday afternoon, 5 January, will cover the proposed redefinition of Universal Time to no longer be tied to the rotation of the Earth, which would have significant implications for astronomy.

The U.S.- and Europe-based scientific collaborations seek astrophysicists interested in signing agreements for the identification of electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational-wave triggers. Deadline: 16 February 2014.

Renew your AAS membership by 31 December 2013 to take advantage of our new two-year renewal option, locking in the 2014 rate for 2015 as well. For each year, you'll also receive a 15% discount off your share of the author charges for a paper in any of the AAS journals.

Enduring Quests, Daring Visions provides a compelling long-term vision for space astrophysics building upon the baseline given in the recent decadal survey New Worlds, New Horizons.

With Executive Officer Kevin Marvel on sabbatical, other managers on the AAS staff are taking turns writing this column. In this installment Joel Parriott, AAS Director of Public Policy, introduces Josh Shiode, our new John Bahcall Fellow.

AAS meetings are the largest and most logistically complex astronomy meetings in the world. We ask all attendees to work together to enhance the value of the meetings by keeping a few simple things in mind.

The AAS election of officers and councilors for terms beginning in 2014 is now under way. New officers and councilors will help decide the Society's direction and goals. The best way to ensure that your voice is heard is to vote! Deadline: 31 January 2014.

The National Research Council's Space Studies Board is now accepting applications for its summer 2014 Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internships. Deadline: 7 February 2014.

With Executive Officer Kevin Marvel on sabbatical, other managers on the AAS staff are taking turns writing this column. In this installment Rick Fienberg, AAS Press Officer, describes how he organizes news briefings at our semiannual meetings.

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