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The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Kenneth M. Flurchick, who died on 2 June 2018. If you would like to write Dr. Flurchick’s obituary, please contact the Vice-Chair of the Historical Astronomy Division.

The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Bernard F. Burke, who died on 5 August 2018. If you would like to write Dr. Burke’s obituary, please contact the Vice-Chair of the Historical Astronomy Division.

The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member John E. Westfall, who died on 26 July 2018. If you would like to write Dr. Westfall’s obituary, please contact the Vice-Chair of the Historical Astronomy Division.

About 800 researchers from the US and around the world are expected to attend DPS 50 to discuss new findings about our own solar system as well as planetary systems around other stars.

The AAS operates a press-release-distribution service that reaches more than 2,500 science writers worldwide — but only if you remember to use it!

This post covers the new Affiliate classes for amateur astronomers and alumni, and is the last in a three-part series about the changes to the Society's membership classes.