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This column from the AAS Historical Astronomy Division focuses on Flagstaff’s participation in preparing for the Apollo Moon missions.

Richard Green, Director of the National Science Foundation's Division of Astronomical Sciences, is stepping down in September. He'll be succeeded by his deputy, Ralph Gaume.

The first Astro2020 steering committee meeting will take place 15-17 July 2019 at the Keck Center in Washington, DC. You are invited to watch the open sessions of the meeting remotely.

The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of emeritus member Aina Elvius, who died on 23 May 2019. If you would like to write Dr. Elvius’s obituary, please contact the Vice-Chair of the Historical Astronomy Division.

Proposals are invited from US-based AAS members for small grants to provide education-related mentoring and professional-development experiences for fellow members. Deadline: Sunday, 4 August.

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