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The ASP’s new executive director, Linda Shore, introduces herself and offers some thoughts on using astronomy to enhance scientific literacy among students and the public.

Learn how to communicate effectively with the press and public by attending our science-communication workshop on Sunday afternoon, 1 June, in Boston.

The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics invites applications from students seeking an immersive experience in science education and public outreach. Deadline: 13 May 2014.

AAS members Neta Bahcall and Fiona Harrison are among the 204 highly accomplished individuals newly elected to one of the US's most prestigious honorary societies.

Have you obtained your ORCID iD yet? We tell you how to get one and how to add it to your AAS member profile, which can now accept your cell-phone number too.

The AAS needs your help in getting due recognition for our most outstanding colleagues. Nominations and letters of support for the AAS prizes for 2015 must arrive in the Secretary's office by 30 June 2014.

AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel looks forward to the IAU General Assembly, 3-14 August 2015, in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii.

As part of the United Nations Basic Space Science Initiative and International Space Weather Initiative, a new solar-physics station has been set up at Quito Astronomical Observatory.

The Congress’ two week recess—time lawmakers spend at home in their states/districts—comes to an end on Monday (28 April 2014). When we last left off in this space (much too long ago) we were discussing how the President's Budget Request (PBR) for FY 2015 came into being over the last year and a half or so.

The recent Internet security vulnerability doesn't appear to have compromised any AAS member data, but we nevertheless recommend that you change all your online passwords.