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

NASA invites nominations, including self-nominations, from those at US institutions to serve on the Executive Committee of the Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG). Nomination deadline: 1 October.

In 2015, a committee began a review of progress on the priorities in the 2010 astronomy & astrophysics decadal survey, including assessing agencies' programs and recommending actions for the second half of the decade.

Join this interactive online hangout on Friday, 19 August, at 3:00 pm ET to hear about the astronomical search for life, exciting new studies in general astrophysics, and the technological advances that will make it all possible.

Despite remarkable advancements in astronomy and astrophysics since 2010, unforeseen constraints have slowed progress toward reaching some of the goals outlined in the last decadal survey of these disciplines.

A new report states that general support for science does not always match with support for specific science issues, and that increasing science literacy will not necessarily lead to greater support for science.