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International excellence in space weather and/or space climate will be honored with the Birkeland, Nicolet, and Chizhevsky medals. Nomination deadline: 14 September 2014.

Today brought much more detail on the proposal from the House of Representatives' Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS), as the subcommittee released the report that accompanies their bill in preparation for tomorrow's full committee markup. The report indicates the subcommittee's intent in passing the bill, detailing how they intend for the top-line numbers and other language in the bill to be interpreted by the relevant agencies.

The House of Representatives' appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over NASA and NSF released its proposal for FY 2015, with increases for science research accounts at both agencies. Next, the bill moves on for full committee consideration this Thursday 8 May.

ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, and it's something that virtually every AAS member should have. Here's why.

The PFI project seeks participants to join working groups to help define top-level science requirements for the new instrument. Deadline: 16 June 2014.

A conference on 5-6 June in College Park, Maryland, will focus on strategies for implementing physics innovation and entrepreneurship education into undergraduate classrooms.

Among the 84 new members elected to the National Academy for 2014 are astronomers Daniel Eisenstein, Fiona Harrison, Stephen Shectman, and Joseph Silk.

The Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group meets on 6 June 2014 in Boston, MA, offering AAS-meeting attendees a chance to provide scientific and technical input to NASA.

Anna Ho (MIT) was the only undergraduate AAS member who participated in Congressional Visits Day 2014. In this guest post, she recounts her experience.

Our testimony outlines how we view the astronomical sciences as an integral part of what policymakers and advocates often refer to as our national “innovation ecosystem.”