Astronomy moves, AAEO Becomes GEO



As of May 1, 1986, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Astronomical Sciences has become part of the agency's Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS). The astronomy division had been part of the Directorate for Astronomical, Atmospheric, Earth, and Ocean Sciences (AAEO) at NSF. Because of the move, AAEO has been renamed the Directorate for Geosciences, to be abbreviated GEO.