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After 22 years at the helm of the Chandra X-ray Center, the science and operations hub for NASA's flagship X-ray observatory, its founding director passes the torch.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP), a federation of scientific organizations to which the AAS belongs, welcomes the AMS as its newest full member.

The Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy is accepting observing proposals for the semester extending from 25 February to 18 August 2014. Deadline: 14 January 2014.

The Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) Discovery Portal provides a one-stop-shopping web interface to access data from all of MAST's supported missions, including Hubble, Kepler, and Swift.

Seven AAS members, including our President-Elect, are among the 388 distinguished scientists newly elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Help promote awareness of the adverse effects of light pollution by encouraging your students, friends, and family to measure their night-sky brightness. It's simple, fun, and educational!

The AAS Executive Office wants to hear how the indiscriminate, across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester have affected our members. Please use our online form to report your experience.

Renew your AAS membership by 31 December 2013 to take advantage of our new two-year renewal option, locking in the 2014 rate for 2015 as well. For each year, you'll also receive a 15% discount off your share of the author charges for a paper in any of the AAS journals.

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the considerations that go into choosing where to hold our semiannual meetings, including how we strive to minimize the cost to attendees.

Opportunities remain for institutions and individuals to gain access to a large "virtual observatory" that has been consistently ranked as one of the top astronomy collaborations. Deadline: February 2014.

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