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TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, seeks nominations for the 2013 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize in physics and astronomy.

The Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Science Center is pleased to announce the Cycle 2 Call for Proposals for SOFIA. This call solicits proposals for approximately 175 hours of science observations using SOFIA during the calendar year 2014.

Annually we acknowledge and thank our 25-year-plus members for their commitment and service to the Society. Anniversaries for 2013 are listed in five-year increments according to join date.

On behalf of NASA and the Spitzer Space Telescope Project, the Spitzer Science Center (SSC) at Caltech is pleased to announce the release of the Cycle 10 Call for Proposals (CP).

Seven AAS members have been honored by the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Franklin Institute for contributions to the advancement of astronomy, astrophysics, and planetary science.

The first Virtual Town Hall meeting of the NASA Astrophysics Roadmap Team will be held 6-7 May 2013, during which a compelling 30-year vision for astrophysics will be presented via Adobe Connect and a teleconference.

One of the key features of our new website and communication system is the ability to customize the delivery of electronic content from the Society according to your personal preferences. While this feature is being debugged and improved, we'll alert you to important articles on our website via an every-other-week AAS News Digest.

The first of 12 planned Data Releases, DR1, from the Digital Access to a Sky Century @ Harvard (DASCH) project is now available. These are the first results from production scanning of the ~500,000 Harvard glass plate images covering the full sky from 1885 to 1992.

Due to popular demand, the "Probes of Dark Matter on Galaxy Scales" and "Exascale Radio Astronomy" conferences in Monterey, California, have extended their abstract-submission deadlines to 15 May!

CARMA, the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy, is accepting observing proposals for its 2013b semester, which will extend from 12 August 2013 to 24 February 2014.