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Today's post is written by AAS member, Ramin Skibba, who participated in the 2014 AAS Congressional Visits Day Program.

Last week, I participated in the Congressional Visits Day (CVD) with the American Astronomical Society (AAS)...

NASA is soliciting potential partners interested in using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy for scientific investigations or for other potential uses. Deadline: 1 May 2014.

Nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the US Senate, the National Science Foundation's new leader is an astronomer, a former university president, and a former NASA chief scientist.

The AAS seeks a knowledgeable, talented, and experienced science writer to help deliver high-impact scientific results to the research community and to journalists who cover the astronomical sciences.

We invite donations to our Spring 2014 campaign, “Lasting Impressions & Future Impacts,” to support our mission to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.

The AAS has joined AmazonSmile, giving members and friends a new way to support the Society. When you shop at, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the AAS, at no cost to you!

US Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas has received the 2014 George E. Brown Award for her vision and leadership in promoting public policies benefitting science and engineering.

The AAS needs your help in getting due recognition for our most outstanding colleagues. Nominations and letters of support for the AAS prizes for 2015 must arrive in the Secretary's office by 30 June 2014.

All of our current and former John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellows gathered for lunch with fellowship benefactor (and former AAS Vice-President) Neta Bahcall.

Cosponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the Committee on Employment, these interviews highlight the diversity of career trajectories available to astronomers both inside and outside of academia.