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Astronomy's first election has come to a close. We are delighted to appoint your new moderator:

Connor Garcia
He'll be joining the existing crew. Please thank him for volunteering, and share your assistance and advice with them as he learn the ropes!

You can view the election history here.

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    $\begingroup$ Congrats Connor, and my appreciation to all our moderators for the work you put in, most of it unseen by us. I do very much look forward to the day when we can welcome an additional moderator from some other part of Planet Earth: currently all three Earth-bound mods are from the USA, the other one hailing from "A small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse". ;-) $\endgroup$ – Chappo Hasn't Forgotten Monica Apr 6 at 1:42
  • $\begingroup$ @Chappo You should probably consider putting that into an answer :) $\endgroup$ – fasterthanlight Apr 6 at 14:27
  • $\begingroup$ @Chappo Also, maybe if humans colonize Mars or some other planet in the near future, maybe from there... ;) $\endgroup$ – fasterthanlight Apr 6 at 14:31
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    $\begingroup$ @ChappoHasn'tForgottenMonica I'm also in the US - I use a very liberal definition of "vicinity". . . $\endgroup$ – HDE 226868 Apr 7 at 3:54
  • $\begingroup$ @HDE226868 Is a star 600 ly from us still within our "neighbourhood", or would astronomers regard this as "out of town"? $\endgroup$ – Chappo Hasn't Forgotten Monica Apr 7 at 23:23
  • $\begingroup$ @called2voyage This has been featured for about a month. When would it be a good time to remove it from the featured on Meta? Or maybe we still need to congratulate our new moderator more (I think so!)? $\endgroup$ – fasterthanlight May 2 at 2:20
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    $\begingroup$ @fasterthanlight Featured tags automatically go away after awhile, so unless something comes up that we need that featured slot for, I'll probably just let it age out. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage May 2 at 2:52
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Congratulations, Connor Garcia!!!

I want to give a huge shoutout to @ConnorGarcia for having courage to self-nominate and take on a task that requires much time and effort.

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Well done @ConnorGarcia . Without voluntary moderators there would be no Astronomy Stack exchange.

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