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Nominations are now open for the $500,000 Ambartsumian Prize, one of the most important international awards in astronomy, astrophysics, and related sciences. Deadline: 18 March 2016.

The National Science Foundation seeks community input on viable concepts for the future continued operation of Arecibo Observatory. Read and respond to NSF's Dear Colleague letter by 31 December.

Dara Norman

Dara Norman and her colleagues invite your input on revising the AAS Ethics Statement to add policies and procedures for filing complaints and responding to them.

Meg Urry

Only full members are generally eligible for elected positions within the Society. To ensure that early-career members' voices are heard, Meg Urry is creating a special advisory board.

President Obama welcomed hundreds of students and scores of science luminaries to the Executive Mansion for White House Astronomy Night on 19 October. Watch the YouTube video to see and hear some highlights.

AAS Nova provides highlights of recent articles from AJ, ApJ, ApJ Letters, and ApJ Supplements to inform you about discoveries you might otherwise overlook.

Balloting for the next election of AAS Officers and Councilors opens in mid-December 2015 and closes at the end of January 2016. Here is the slate of candidates.

If your PhD was or will be awarded by a US university in 2015 and is based on new data from any National Radio Astronomy Observatory facility, apply by 31 January for the Robert L. Brown Award.

Seven AAS members are among the newly elected Fellows of the American Physical Society nominated by the APS Division of Astrophysics. They'll receive their honors at the APS April meeting in Salt Lake City.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science wants to hear about how conference travel has benefited you and your research.