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The International Astronomical Union seeks candidates for Division Presidents, Division Vice-Presidents, and at-large members of the Division Steering Committees. Deadline: 15 May 2015.

After the recent approval of Commissions by the IAU Executive Committee, to take effect at the end of the August 2015 General Assembly in Honolulu, now is the time to sign up for these Commissions if you wish.

Five astronomers and planetary scientists have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

The US Naval Observatory has released the first edition of its USNO Robotic Astrometric Telescope star catalog, URAT1. This catalog is the follow-on to the USNO CCD Astrograph Catalog (UCAC4).

The National Solar Observatory welcomes proposals to use its telescopes on Sacramento Peak in New Mexico and/or Kitt Peak in Arizona during the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Some of the world’s most accomplished leaders in a variety of fields, including astronomy and planetary science, have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Twenty years after the discovery of 51 Pegasi b, ESS III will take place 29 November − 4 December 2015 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Register by 17 June to save!

On 14 April the National Research Council Committee on a Strategy to Optimize the US Optical and Infrared (OIR) System in the Era of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope released its report and recommendations.

If you earned your PhD between 2004 and 2014 from any institution worldwide and have ever studied, worked, or trained in the United States, you are invited to participate in a new study of PhD employment.

Astro Hack Week is an "unconference" focused on astrostatistics and data-intensive astronomy. It will have material and activities appropriate for scientists at all levels from senior undergraduates to faculty.

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