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President Elmegreen Testifies Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee

AAS Informational Email 2011-04

Subject: President Elmegreen Testifies Before the House Appropriations
Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

Kevin B. Marvel, Executive Officer
&
Bethany Johns, John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow

The AAS regularly provides testimony to Congressional committees that have direct impact on astronomy and astrophysics. Typically, this testimony takes the form of submitted written remarks, which are considered by the committees as they pursue their legislative activities.

Bay Area AAS Decadal Survey Town Hall Meeting

AAS Informational Email 2010-14

Subject: Bay Area AAS Decadal Survey Town Hall Meeting

All AAS members in CA, NV and OR are advised that a Bay Area AAS Decadal SurveyTown Hall will be held on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley on 29 November from 1pm to 4pm.

This special Town Hall, hosted by Imke de Pater and the UC Berkeley has an exciting range of speakers and there will be plenty of time for discussion and questions. Don't miss this unique opportunity to delve deeply into the recommendations of Astro2010.

The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey Town Hall Meeting

AAS Informational Email 2010-11

The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey Town Hall Meeting
29 November 2010
12:30pm-4:00pm (Session begins at 1:00pm), refreshments provided.
University of California, Berkeley
Location on the Berkeley campus: TBA
Scientific Organizing Committee: Imke de Pater, University of California, Berkeley (Chair) Roger Blanford, Stanford University Michael Levy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Contact Barbara Hoversten (bhovers at astro.berkeley.edu) with any questions

Correction to October Electronic Alerts

AAS Informational Email 2010-10

Subject: Correction to October Electronic Alerts

The following items were inadvertently left out of the October Electronic Announcement and we are forwarding them to the membership due to time-critical content.

Kevin B. Marvel, Executive Officer
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REQUEST FOR COMMUNITY INPUT FOR THE SOLAR AND SPACE PHYSICS DECADAL SURVEY

Deadline for Submission: 12 November 2010

More Decadal Survey Town Halls

AAS Informational Email 2010-6: More Decadal Survey Town Halls
Debra M. Elmegreen, President
Subject: Next round of AAS Decadal Survey Town Halls

As noted last week, to foster community understanding of and support for the recommendations of the Astro 2010 Decadal Survey, "New Worlds, New Horizons," the AAS has coordinated a series of Town Halls with regional hosts so that a Decadal Survey member can present the results in a forum that enables questions and discussion at the individual level.

Scheduled Town Halls include:

Special Decadal Survey Town Hall Notice

AAS Informational Email 2010-5.1: Special Decadal Survey Town Hall Notice

Debra M. Elmegreen, President

Subject: First AAS Decadal Survey Town Hall to be held Thursday, September 2 in Washington, DC

To foster community understanding of and support for the recommendations of the Astro 2010 Decadal Survey, "New Worlds, New Horizons," the AAS has coordinated a series of Town Halls with regional hosts so that a Decadal Survey member can present the results in a forum that enables questions and discussion at the individual level.

American Astronomical Society Endorses Astro2010 Decadal Survey

The American Astronomical Society (AAS), the major organization of professional astronomers in North America, today endorsed the decadal survey recommending priorities for the most important scientific and technical activities of the next 10 years in astronomy and astrophysics. These include a balance of small, medium, and large initiatives, with ground- and space-based telescopes across the electromagnetic spectrum. The report of the Astro2010 Survey Committee, more than two years in the making, was released this morning during a briefing and webcast at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, DC.

AAS Decadal Survey Release Event and AAS Decadal Survey Town Halls: Member Support Requested

AAS Informational Email 2010-4

Subject: AAS Decadal Survey Release Event and AAS Decadal Survey Town Halls: Member Support Requested

Debbie Elmegreen, AAS President
John Huchra, AAS Past-President and CAPP Chair

We eagerly anticipate the 2010 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey Committee report that will be released Friday, August 13, and look forward to the announcement of the exciting opportunities it will present. It is vital that we uniformly support the report and its recommendations .

NRC Release Event

ASTRO2010 Chairs Community Bulletin

AAS Informational Email 2010-3

Subject: ASTRO2010 CHAIR’S COMMUNITY BULLETIN

Background: The following is being sent to the US members of the AAS as a service to the National Academy of Sciences ASTRO2010 Survey.
-- Kevin B. Marvel, Executive Officer

Colleagues:

This will be a short Bulletin to report to you that Astro2010 has remained on track since my last community bulletin in September. In the intervening period the Survey Committee has held three plenary meetings in October, January, and earlier this month.

Jim Ulvestad Named as NSF — AST Director

AAS Informational Email 2010-1

Subject: Jim Ulvestad Named as NSF-AST Director

This announcement from Edward Seidel is being forwarded to all AAS members as a service to the NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences.
-- Kevin B. Marvel, Executive Officer

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. James S. Ulvestad as Division Director for Astronomical Sciences in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate, effective March 1, 2010.

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