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AAS Electronic Announcement #104 -- November 2001

AAS Electronic Announcement #104 -- November 2001

[Mailed from aas.org at 6:00pm 08 NOV 2001]

CONTENTS

  1. WASHINGTON MEETING REGISTRATION
  2. OCTOBER NEWSLETTER MISSING PAGES
  3. UPCOMING EDUCATION EVENTS
  4. NASA SEU THEME SOLICITS COMMUNITY INPUT
  5. CALL FOR PROPOSALS WITH THE OVRO MILLIMETER-WAVE ARRAY

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1. WASHINGTON MEETING REGISTRATION

Members are reminded that the deadline for early registration for the 199th meeting of the AAS is November 28. With sporadic and unpredictable delays in delivery of U.S. mail in the Washington area, we strongly encourage registration through the use of the web form or printing and sending the registration form by FAX.

http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas199/prelim/registra.html

Some additional information about transportation and security in the Washington area is posted at:

http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas199/prelim/location.html#security

The Meeting Final Program will be posted next week. Members will be notified as soon as it is available.

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2. OCTOBER NEWSLETTER MISSING PAGES

Due to the lack of a critical staple, the October Newsletter may be missing interior pages when you receive it.

If your copy is missing pages, a PDF file of this issue is available for you to download at

ftp://ftp.aas.org/pubs/nl/

If you wish a replacement copy, please send a request to mailto:aas@aas.org.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

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3. UPCOMING EDUCATION EVENTS

Workshop: Teaching Non-Science Majors

DPS Meeting, New Orleans
Monday, 26 November 2001, 2pm-5pm in Burgundy C&D
Hyatt Regency

AGU Meeting, San Francisco
Tuesday, 11 December 2001, 7pm-10pm, in Room 232/234,e
Moscone Center

Lead by Tim Slater and Ed Prather from the University of Arizona and Mike Zeilik from the University of New Mexico and sponsored in part by NSF-funded National Institute for Science Education (NSF DUE 9981155), this three-hour teaching excellence workshop provides participants with successful teaching strategies and effective assessment procedures specific to teaching non-science majors. New and senior faculty, as well as graduate students and post-docs, are encouraged to attend - - no pre-registration is required. Additional information is available by contacting Tim Slater (mailto:tslater@as.arizona.edu).

Workshop: How to Get a Research Program Started at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution

AGU Meeting, San Francisco
Sunday, 9 December, 1pm-5pm, Golden Gate A1
Marriott Hotel
Limit: 25, Cost: $20
Registration: Karen Grove, San Francisco State University
(mailto:kgrove@sfsu.edu; 415-338-2617)

This workshop will present strategies and approaches for developing and sustaining research programs at the undergraduate level. It is designed for new geoscience faculty, including graduate students preparing to enter academic positions, who are interested in developing an undergraduate research program, as well as faculty interested in expanding their research programs to include undergraduates. The workshop will cover and participants will receive materials on funding opportunities (including NSF), project selection and mentoring of undergraduates, and institutional support for undergraduate research. Facilitators will work with the participants to develop their own strategy for developing a research program involving undergraduates.

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4. NASA SEU THEME SOLICITS COMMUNITY INPUT

NASA's Structure and Evolution of the Universe (SEU) Theme is updating its Roadmap in support of the NASA Office of Space Science (OSS) strategic planning process. The Roadmap and Strategic Plan will cover the years 2003-2028.

The SEU Roadmap Team solicits community input in the form of white papers describing mission concepts (principally for the years 2011+ after GLAST, Planck/Herschel, LISA, Con-X) or strategic activities (e.g. laboratory astrophysics, multi-mission technology development, theoretical efforts) which support the SEU theme. Mission concepts must be only those which could not be undertaken as part of NASA's Explorer Program. Mission-concept white papers must answer a series of prescribed questions, described in detail on the roadmap website

http://universe.gsfc.nasa.gov/roadmap.html

The preferred format for the white papers is pdf, though postscript is also acceptable. Page limit is four pages text, two pages figures. All documents submitted will be considered public, and posted on the roadmap website, unless the authors specifically call out private proprietary sections. The deadline for receipt is 31 January 2002. Further instructions about the scope of the SEU roadmap, requirements for the white papers, and submission instructions can be found at the roadmap website. The roadmap team will be actively soliciting white papers on some specific missions and activities. To avoid duplication of effort, you are urged to discuss your ideas with like-minded colleagues and/or members of the roadmap team before submitting a white paper.

The current members of the Roadmap team are: Sterl Phinney (chair), Paul Hertz (ex-officio, NASA/HQ), Sean Carroll, Sarah Church, Craig Hogan, Rocky Kolb (ex-officio), Dan Lester, Steven Kahn, Michael Shull, Simon Swordy, and Nicholas White.

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5. CALL FOR PROPOSALS WITH THE OVRO MILLIMETER-WAVE ARRAY

The California Institute of Technology invites observing proposals for the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) 6 element millimeter wave interferometer. The proposal deadline is 5 PM PST, 15 January 2002 for observations from February 2002 through May 2002. The OVRO interferometer operates in the 3mm and 1mm bands, and can achieve an angular resolution between 1-10" in the high, equatorial, low, and compact configurations. Instructions for submitting proposals and technical information about the interferometer can be found
at the OVRO web site at

http://www.ovro.caltech.edu/mm/main.html

Questions concerning the interferometer or proposal submission may be directed to John Carpenter at mailto:jmc@astro.caltech.edu (phone: 626-395-4024).

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