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The K2 mission solicits comments on the fields that the repurposed Kepler spacecraft will observe during its first two years, as well as target proposals for a performance demonstration test starting in March. Deadline: 1 February 2014.

NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute seek proposals for Hubble observations and funding for archival and theoretical research programs. Deadline: 11 April 2014.

Proposals to use the SMA radio interferometer on Mauna Kea during the period 16 May through 15 November 2014 are due on 13 February.

At around 8 pm last night, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers introduced omnibus appropriations for FY 2014, the fiscal year that began this past October. Here we look at how this would affect the astronomical sciences.

If anybody understands the importance of light, it’s astronomers. Here’s a chance to help our physicist colleagues educate the public about the science of light and its applications.

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory seeks proposals for use of the Very Large Array, Very Long Baseline Array, and Green Bank Telescope. Deadline: 3 February 2014.

Attendees at the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, are invited to attend two special events on Sunday and Monday related to light pollution and observatory site protection.

The renewal notices recently mailed to many AAS members contained several printing and typographical errors. This short article should help clear up any confusion.

AAS President David Helfand welcomes the new year with thoughts about big astronomy meetings, how to advocate for federal investments in science, and the astounding pace at which our understanding of the universe is increasing.

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.

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