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AAS Electronic Announcement #100 -- August 2001

AAS Electronic Announcement #100 -- AUGUST 2001

[Mailed from aas.org at 4:35pm 02 AUG 2001]

CONTENTS

  1. AAS TO CO-SPONSOR WORKSHOP FOR NEW FACULTY
  2. DIRECTORY DEADLINE FOR MEMBER AND INSTITUTIONAL UPDATES
  3. DPS CALL FOR PAPERS
  4. CARNEGIE SYMPOSIUM HONORING VERA RUBIN
  5. FCRAO 14 METER TELESCOPE CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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1. AAS TO CO-SPONSOR WORKSHOP FOR NEW FACULTY

This year the AAS will join with the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Physical Society in sponsoring an NSF-funded workshop for new university faculty who are teaching physics or astronomy.

On 23 July 2001 a letter was sent to all department chairs announcing this workshop and a copy is posted at:

http://www.aas.org/special/newfaculty.html

Attendees must be nominated by their department chair and these nominations are due 5 October 2001. Members interested in attending should consult the letter for details.

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2. DIRECTORY DEADLINE FOR MEMBER AND INSTITUTIONAL UPDATES
3 August 2001

Last chance for updating listings in the 2002 paper edition of the AAS Membership Directory. Verify current listings at

http://directory.aas.org

Send corrections to mailto:address@aas.org.

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3. DIVISION FOR PLANETARY SCIENCES 33RD ANNUAL MEETING
27 NOV - 1 DEC 2001, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

The Second Announcement -- Call for Papers was recently mailed to DPS members and is available online at:

http://www.boulder.swri.edu/dps01/

Deadlines:
Hotel ASAP, do not wait
Abstracts Monday, 24 September 2001, 9:00 pm EDT
Registration Friday, 12 October 2001

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4. CARNEGIE SYMPOSIUM HONORING VERA RUBIN
Pre-registration Deadline: 15 August 2001.

Following the 199th Meeting of the AAS in January, the Carnegie Institution of Washington will host a 1.5-day Symposium in honor of Vera Rubin's many contributions to astronomy.

This Symposium, entitled "Galaxies: Mind Over Matter", will be held at Carnegie's headquarters in downtown Washington, DC, on 10-11 January 2002. It will begin with a public lecture by Allan Sandage (OCIW) and will be followed by a full day of scientific talks on subjects
ranging from extrasolar planetary systems to the large-scale matter distribution in the universe.

The scientific program and details on how to pre-register can be found at the Rubin Symposium website with URL: http://www.carnegieinstitution.org/rubinsymposium.html

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5. FCRAO 14 METER TELESCOPE CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Due: 15 September 2001

The Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory solicits proposals for observations with the FCRAO 14 meter telescope. The deadline for proposal submission is 15 September 2001. The telescope is equipped with a 16 element focal plane array receiver (SEQUOIA) which is comprised of low noise MMIC amplifiers with SSB receiver noise temperatures of 75 K. A new spectrometer and IF system has been installed which enables the observation of two spectral lines within 85-100 GHz or 100-115 GHz bands simultaneously.

More detailed information of FCRAO and proposal instructions are available at

http://www.astro.umass.edu/~fcrao/observer/

Further questions can be addressed to Mark Heyer (mailto:heyer@astro.umass.edu).

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An AAS Electronic Announcement is mailed to all members around the 10th of each month. Included are important items that do not fit into the schedule of the AAS Newsletter. Because of volume, Meeting Announcements are generally not included.

Items for possible inclusion in this announcement series should be sent to mailto:johnson@aas.org. Keep announcement short and refer readers to sources of additional information.

Address corrections should be sent to mailto:address@aas.org.

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