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As I noted in my opening remarks at the 221st meeting of the Society in Long Beach, the state of the AAS — unlike that of the nation — is strong. We ended the year with a small positive balance in the Society's account for the fourth year in a row.

 The following actions were taken by the AAS Council at their January 2013 meeting in Long Beach, California.

Women are now more than 1/3 of physics majors at several top universities and 28% of astronomy assistant professors were women in 20061.

The AAS is sad to announce the passing of former AAS Vice-President Gart Westerhout. When the AAS incorporated in Washington, DC, Dr. Westerhout signed the Articles of Incorporation. He was a life-long supporter of the AAS. 

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