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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.”

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.