AAS Electronic Announcement #107 -- January 2002
[Mailed from aas.org at 4:20pm 16 JAN 2002]
- PURCHASE ORDERS NO LONGER ACCEPTED FOR MEETING REGISTRATION
- MEMBERSHIP GRACE PERIOD
- CORRECTION TO DIRECTORY PRIZE RECIPIENT LIST
- DDA STUDENT STIPEND
- NOAO SURVEY PROGRAM
- NASA EXPLORER PROGRAM COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
- CALL FOR PROPOSALS AT THE KITT PEAK 12-METER TELESCOPE
- NASA AO-01-OSS-05: NGST FLIGHT INVESTIGATIONS
1. PURCHASE ORDERS NO LONGER ACCEPTED FOR MEETING REGISTRATION
The AAS will no longer accept purchase orders for payment of meeting registration fees, beginning with the June 2002 Meeting in Albuquerque, NM. Additional details will be announced with the meeting registration information in mid-February. Members may wish to alert their institution or agency to investigate alternative payment options.
2. MEMBERSHIP GRACE PERIOD
Due to the delay in mailing some of the AAS renewal invoices and to postal processing difficulties experienced this year, we will extend the grace period for AAS membership and subscriptions through the month of January 2002. No reinstatement fee or back order charges will be required for payments received by 31 January 2002.
3. CORRECTION TO DIRECTORY PRIZE RECIPIENT LIST
Page 13 of the 2002 AAS Membership Directory incorrectly lists the 1991-1993 recipients of the Pierce Prize in with the Warner Prize recipients. A corrected page is posted in PDF at:
4. DDA STUDENT STIPEND
33rd Meeting of the AAS Division on Dynamical Astronomy
21-24 April 2002
Mt. Hood, Oregon
The DDA will provide up to two stipends of $400 each on a competitive basis to students who wish to attend the 2002 DDA meeting in Mt. Hood, Oregon. Submissions must be either postmarked or emailed by 1 February 2002. For details see:
5. NOAO SURVEY PROGRAM
Letters of Intent Due: 31 January 2002
Investigators must submit letters of intent to propose for the NOAO Survey Program to mailto:email@example.com by 31 Jan. 2002 to be eligible to propose for an NOAO Survey Program commencing in the 2002B semester. Letters should include the broad scientific goals of the program, the membership of the survey team, the telescope(s) and instrument(s) to be requested, the approximate amount of telescope time to be requested, and the duration of the proposed survey. Proposals are due 15 March 2002.
For further information on the NOAO Survey Program, see
6. NASA EXPLORER PROGRAM COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
Pre-registration deadline: 8 February 2002
The Explorer Program of the NASA Office of Space Science will hold a one day, community workshop on 12 March 2002, at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC. The workshop will consist of a general session and a technology exhibit/display session. The general session will provide an opportunity for discussion between NASA, the science community, the industrial community, and other members of
the Explorer community on the current status of the Explorer Program, Explorer Program policies and procedures, and the future of the Explorer Program. The agenda will include discussions of Announcements of Opportunity, mission cost caps and mission sizes, evaluation processes, international and other agency partnering, launch vehicle availability, missions of opportunity, and other topics as
they relate to the Explorer Program. A technology exhibit/display session will be held concurrent with the general session to foster interactions between potential Explorer partners.
The pre-registration deadline is 8 February 2002. The deadline for group rate hotel reservations is 9 February. Further information on the Explorer Workshop may be found at
Questions on logistics should be addressed to Kathy Regul (301-345-3211 ext 106, 800-634-6326 ext 106, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions on the Explorer Program or agenda should be addressed to Dr. Paul Hertz, Explorer Program Scientist, OSS, Code SZ,
NASA HQ, Washington, DC, 20546 (202-358-0986, FAX 202-358-3096, mailto:email@example.com).
7. CALL FOR PROPOSALS AT THE KITT PEAK 12-METER TELESCOPE
Proposal Deadline: 11 February 2002
Steward Observatory is currently operating the Kitt Peak 12-meter telescope, in cooperation with the NSF and the Research Corporation. The telescope is expected to be available for use by members of the astronomical community.
This call for proposals is for the period 1 March 2002 through 31 May 2002. The proposal deadline for this period is Monday, 11 February 2002.
Details about the telescope and its instrumentation can be viewed at http://kp12m.as.arizona.edu.
Proposals should consist of the standard Kitt Peak 12-meter cover sheet; a brief scientific justification (not to exceed two pages + figures); and a source list with observing time requirements and justification. Kitt Peak 12-meter cover sheets are available from the KP12M website
in several computer formats. The Kitt Peak 12-meter Telescope TAC, appointed by the Steward Observatory Director, will review all proposals. The Director of the KP12M will schedule successful proposals according to instrument availability.
Please submit five paper copies of proposals for the 1 March
- 31 May period by 11 February 2002 to:
Dr. Aldo Apponi, Steward Observatory, The University of Arizona,
933 N. Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721.
8. NASA ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY (AO-01-OSS-05): NGST FLIGHT INVESTIGATIONS
Proposal Deadline: 5 March 2002
The NASA Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST) Flight Investigations is online at
This AO solicits science investigations that will use NGST. Through this AO NASA will accept proposals for four different types of scientific investigations that would:
- develop and use scientific instrumentation capable of achieving the imaging goals of NGST in the near infrared (NIR: defined as 0.6-5 microns) wavelength regime (hereafter called NIRCam Principal Investigator [NIRCam PI] investigations); or
- participate in the development, integration, and test of the facility mid-infrared (MIR: defined as 5-28 microns) instrument (MIRI) in addition to using data from the instrument (MIRI Science Lead investigations and MIRI Science Team Member investigations); or
- conduct interdisciplinary investigations using data taken by the reference observatory and reference instrument set, as well as actively participate in NGST facility and telescope development (Facility Scientist investigations and Telescope Scientist investigations); or
- conduct interdisciplinary investigations using data taken by the reference observatory and reference instrument set and participate in the science oversight of the NGST development (Interdisciplinary Scientist [IDS] investigations).
The proposal deadline is 5 March 2002. Please visit the above URL to learn more about this opportunity.
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