The European Space Agency seeks concepts for a medium-size, or M-class, mission for launch in 2025 as part of its Cosmic Vision program. Letters of intent are due by 16 September.
General Program Announcements Tag Definition: External program announcements without a specific funding opportunity or meant for a specific audience are tagged as General (e.g. facility and proposal guideline updates would be tagged as General).
The latest issue of the James Webb Space Telescope newsletter is available as a PDF. It describes the status of the project, a thermal-vacuum test, and exoplanet science plans.
The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech announces the availability of six-month graduate-student fellowships. Applications are due 5 September 2014.
The Department of Energy's Office of Science has announced new requirements for the management of digital research data by grant recipients.
The Department of Energy (DOE) seeks applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research program. Deadline: 24 September, 5:00 pm EST.
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) seeks proposals to stimulate education and development. Deadline: 31 August 2014.
Nominations (including self-nominations) are invited for new members of the Executive Committee of NASA's Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG). Terms are three years. Deadline: 18 August 2014.
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory seeks proposals for the operation of Kitt Peak National Observatory's 2.1-meter and Coudé feed telescopes. Letters of intent are due 1 August 2014.
The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization and the Smithsonian Institution will convene “Transient Phenomena in Astronomy and Astrophysics” 6-8 October in Washington, DC. Registration deadline: 1 September.
The PFI project seeks participants to join working groups to help define top-level science requirements for the new instrument. Deadline: 16 June 2014.
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.
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 National Optical Astronomy Observatory seeks proposals for the operation of the Kitt Peak National Observatory 2.1-meter and Coudé feed telescopes. Deadline: 7 July 2014.
This year's forum, 21-23 July 2014, will feature discussions of exploration targets of interest, including the Moon, near-Earth asteroids, and the moons of Mars. Deadline for abstract submission: 26 April.
How often should the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope return to the same field of view? Help answer this question and others in Tucson in August. Expressions of interest are due 15 March.
The National Research Council Space Studies Board and Board on Physics and Astronomy invite you to attend a joint meeting of their standing advisory committees in Washington, DC, 3-5 March 2014.
At the 223rd AAS meeting, the Working Group on Astronomical Software and the Astrophysics Source Code Library sponsored a special session on code sharing as a follow-up to a meeting held a year earlier. Here's a brief report.
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.
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 K2 mission solicits comments on the fields that the repurposed Kepler spacecraft will observe during its first two years, as well as target proposals for a performance demonstration test starting in March. Deadline: 1 February 2014.