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The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of graduate member José Flores Velázquez, who died on 14 August 2019. If you would like to write José’s obituary, please contact the Vice-Chair of the Historical Astronomy Division.

The Planetary Science Journal joins the Astronomical Journal and the Astrophysical Journal family as the newest of the AAS’s peer-reviewed research publications.

At the Stellafane convention earlier this month Rick Fienberg, AAS Press Officer and former editor in chief of Sky & Telescope, received a lifetime achievement award from the Astronomical League.

The AAS will be upgrading its membership database system on 15 and 16 August. During the upgrade abstract submissions, splinter session proposal submissions, donations, and member profiles will be inaccessible.

The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of member Carl A. Bauer, who died on 12 August 2019. If you would like to write Dr. Bauer’s obituary, please contact the Vice-Chair of the Historical Astronomy Division.

Suvi Gezari (University of Maryland) will kick off the 235th AAS meeting in January 2020 with a special lecture on tidal disruption events from stars shredded by black holes in the centers of galaxies.