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This year CVD actually lasts two days: 25-26 March. The AAS aims to select 10 to 12 volunteers to come to Washington, DC to raise visibility and support for science. Sign-up deadline: 11 February.

Jim Ulvestad, director of the National Science Foundation's Division of Astronomical Sciences, reviews the NSF budget and looks ahead to what we can expect in 2014.

In this letter, Scott Tremaine argues that press releases touting results that “turn theory upside down” are damaging to public perceptions of scientific research.

The National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program supports summer research at institutions throughout the U.S. Applications are due in late January and early February.

In early January the AAS named astronomer Henny J.G.L.M. Lamers, best known for his work on stellar populations, as an honorary member of the Society.

Harvard professor Robert P. Kirshner, who led the AAS from 2004 to 2006, has received the National Academy of Sciences' prestigious James C. Watson Medal for contributions to astronomy.

This award-winning project, a legacy of the International Year of Astronomy, is looking for 10- to 60-minute podcasts on all manner of interesting topics, including history, the latest research news, and observing tips.

The AAS leadership and Executive Office staff thank our 3,000+ attendees, the venue staff, our logistics contractor, our audiovisual contractor, our speaker-ready contractor, our volunteers, and especially our exhibitors and sponsors.

The Summer Science Program (SSP) is seeking to fund innovative curricula to expand its residential program for talented high-school students. Deadline for proposal summaries: 31 May 2014.

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is offering grants to support data-intensive research combining natural sciences with methods from statistics and computer science. Pre-application deadline: 24 February 2014.