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The Golden Goose Award celebrates scientists whose federally funded research seemed odd or obscure but turned out to have a significant, positive impact on society. The latest recipient's work on black holes led to his championing a U.S. supercomputing revolution and to Web browsers.

If you paid your 2014 AAS dues by the end of 2013, you qualified for 15% off your share of the author charges for one paper accepted for publication this year in any of the AAS journals. Here's how to claim your discount.

Voting in the AAS election of officers and councilors for terms beginning in 2014 closed on 31 January, and the ballots have been counted. The envelopes, please....

The UAT is an open, interoperable, community-supported thesaurus of astrophysical concepts and their relationships. You're invited to have a look and, if interested, contribute to its further development.

This article summarizes a presentation given by Greg Schwarz, the AAS Journals Editorial Scientist, at the 23rd Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) meeting.

On Thursday, 6 February 2014, I walked around Capitol Hill delivering a letter from our President, David Helfand, to the leadership of the Appropriations subcommittees with jurisdiction over NASA, NSF, and the Department of Energy (DOE)—the three agencies that collectively provide most of the federal support for the astronomical sciences.

Thirty-two outstanding student posters presented at the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, have won medals or certificates of honorable mention in the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards competition.

Now back from his six-month sabbatical, AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel looks back on his time away and looks forward to the busy time ahead.

In response to a question that passed through my Twitter feed the other day and because they are holding a meeting 3-4 February 2014, I thought I would put together an answer to the question, "What is the AAAC?," which hopefully draws out a little more about the broader "astronomy policy ecosystem."

The Solar System Exploration Research Institute is pleased to announce the 1st annual NASA Exploration Science Forum, 21-23 July 2014, at NASA's Ames Research Center. Abstract deadline: 26 April.