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A special session at the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle in January covered topics such as the various types of software licenses, intellectual-property rights, and government restrictions on exporting codes.

Join your colleagues in St. Louis in July to explore the opportunities afforded by the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, an advanced collection of digital resources and services.

The AAS is part of a broad coalition asking the US government to take a more balanced approach to deficit reduction that relieves pressure on nondefense discretionary spending.

Voting in the AAS election of officers and councilors for terms beginning in 2015 closed on 31 January, and the ballots have been counted. The envelopes, please....

After detailed study by an expert task force, the Astronomical Journal and the Astrophysical Journal family will be revamped to simplify the submissions process and enhance their content.

That thud you heard was the arrival of President Obama's fiscal year 2016 budget. Here the AAS public-policy staff presents "just the facts" about what's in the request for the astronomical sciences.

Thierry Montmerle of the International Astronomical Union has several announcements of interest to AAS members who are thinking about attending the IAU General Assembly in Hawaii this August.

The AAS Council has selected pulsar discoverer Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Oxford University) and exoplanet discoverer Michel G. E. Mayor (Geneva Observatory) as the newest honorary members of the Society.

Graduate students currently in residence at a US institution are invited to apply for the third annual Communicating Science Workshop to be held 18-20 June 2015 in Cambridge, MA. Deadline: 1 March 2015.

Focus Meeting #6 on high-energy surveys will take place 5-6 August 2015 during the IAU General Assembly in Honolulu. We invite your participation! Abstracts are due by 18 March.