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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, now under construction, has a new science advisory committee, and its members are open to any input you'd like to provide to the project.

Kevin B. Marvel

Kevin Marvel highlights some new or relatively unknown AAS activities that benefit our members and profession and about which you can learn more via links at the bottom of our website.

With no dues increase and a "stellar" lineup of benefits, there isn't a better time than now to renew your commitment to the AAS.

The conference, in February 2015, will celebrate what has been done with the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), what is being done with NEOWISE, and what will be done in the future.

Our third annual AAS Astronomy Ambassadors workshop on effective outreach will be held at the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle, Washington, in January. Applications are due on Monday, 20 October 2014.

The latest report from the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center describes what physics and astronomy master's-degree recipients were doing one year after leaving their departments.

At a conference in Graz in late September, delegates explored possible actions and activities that could be conducted under the leadership of the United Nations or in cooperation with other relevant entities.

Everyone who belongs to the AAS receives the magazine Physics Today as a member benefit. The latest issue is now en route to subscribers' mailboxes and can be accessed online.

The Lecar Prize recognizes exceptional contributions to the study of extrasolar planets in particular and theoretical astrophysics in general. Nominations are now welcome. Deadline: 30 November 2014.

As of 1 October the NASA archives will sustain the key components of the US Virtual Astronomical Observatory infrastructure.

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