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The Kepler project office at NASA's Ames Research Center has released an open solicitation for community input for alternate science investigations that may be performed using Kepler and are consistent with its probable two-reaction-wheel performance.

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 is a physician whose study of Gila monster venom led to a drug that protects diabetics from blindness, kidney failure, and nerve damage.

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Video recordings from the 222nd AAS meeting in Indianapolis are now online for members to view. Please note that you will need your AAS login and password.

The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) in Western Australia invites shared-risk observing proposals for the 2014A semester (1 January 2014 through 30 June 2014). Deadline: 15 October 2013.

The deadline for submitting observing proposals to the National Solar Observatory for the fourth quarter of 2013 is 15 August.

The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech announces the availability of six-month graduate-student fellowships, typically taking place during January-July, with some flexibility on the starting and ending dates. Deadline: 1 October 2013.

Josh Shiode, the AAS's incoming John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow, blogs about his somewhat meandering journey from research scientist to policy wonk.

The AAS Division for Planetary Sciences is pleased to announce its new crop of prize winners. The 2013 DPS prizes will be presented at the 45th annual DPS meeting in Denver, Colorado, 6-11 October.

The 2013 Grote Reber Medal for significant and innovative contributions to radio astronomy has been awarded to AAS member Jim Moran of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.