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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.

NSF Extends Deadline for Application for Director, Division of Astronomical Sciences

Informational Email 2009-13

This email is being sent as a service to NSF.

NSF Extends Deadline for Application for Director, Division of Astronomical Sciences

The NSF had informed the AAS that the deadline for applications for director of the Division of Astronomical Sciences has been extended to 30 June 2009. Full information and the position is available through the AAS Job Register and the NSF homepage.

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NASA / NSF Budget

Informational Email 15 - NASA/NSF Budget
Marcos Huerta
John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow
blog.aas.org

NASA and NSF released their FY 2010 Budget requests over the last few weeks. While the top line numbers are unchanged, the detailed budget requests have full details at the division and program level. Astronomy sees gains at NSF AST, as part of the overall NSF budget growth, and flat or decreasing numbers at NASA Science.

NASA FY 2010 Budget Request

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