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The Astronomical Society of the Pacific recently published an article by AAS Press Officer Rick Fienberg recounting his 20-plus years at Sky & Telescope magazine.

The AAS online membership directory is now more secure, and it displays more information to members than it does to nonmembers — as long as you sign in.

We’re launching our first mobile app just in time for the 224th AAS meeting in Boston. It puts the entire conference program in your pocket and ensures that it’s always up to date. Get the app for your smartphone or tablet today!

Please email or call your Congressperson in the House of Representatives before May 28th to ask that he or she support increased funding for basic science research at NASA and NSF in the FY 2015 appropriations bill.

If you teach in a high school or college and will be at the 224th AAS meeting in Boston, please consider attending our June 1st workshop on how to incorporate the Globe at Night citizen-science project into your classroom.

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.

More than 1,000 photos from the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, last January are now online, and that's just the beginning.

Anna Ho (MIT) was the only undergraduate AAS member who participated in Congressional Visits Day 2014. In this continuation of her earlier blog post, she describes her experience.

International excellence in space weather and/or space climate will be honored with the Birkeland, Nicolet, and Chizhevsky medals. Nomination deadline: 14 September 2014.

Today brought much more detail on the proposal from the House of Representatives' Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS), as the subcommittee released the report that accompanies their bill in preparation for tomorrow's full committee markup. The report indicates the subcommittee's intent in passing the bill, detailing how they intend for the top-line numbers and other language in the bill to be interpreted by the relevant agencies.