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AAS Electronic Announcement #108 -- February 2002

[Mailed from aas.org at 4:45pm 11 FEB 2002]

CONTENTS

  1. HEAD REGISTRATION DEADLINE
  2. SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES WEBPAGE UPDATED
  3. SOUTH POLE SUBMILLIMETER OBSERVING PROPOSALS

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1. HEAD REGISTRATION DEADLINE

AAS High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD)
Joint Meeting with the American Physical Society
20-23 April 2002
Albuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Early Registration Deadline (lowest fees): 15 February 2002

The AAS is not handling registration for the HEAD meeting. Please register directly with the American Physical Society.

http://www.aps.org/meet/APR02/

Direct questions to the APS Registrar at mailto:registrar@aps.org

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2. SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES WEBPAGE UPDATED

Deadlines for Summer Opportunities for Undergraduates and Graduate Students usually fall in February. For updated information, including a new REU program at Indiana University, see:

http://www.aas.org/career/Summer.html

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3. CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR SOUTH POLE SUBMILLIMETER OBSERVING
Deadline: 15 March 2002

The Antarctic Submillimeter Telescope and Remote Observatory (AST/RO) invites proposals for use of the 1.7m telescope during the upcoming Austral winter season (2002 April-October). Proposals may be submitted by any qualified astronomer and will be evaluated based on scientific merit. Scheduled observations will be carried out by the AST/RO winterover scientists in residence at South Pole, Drs. Wilfred Walsh and Kecheng Xiao, who will be considered scientific collaborators on the observations.

SIS receivers at 800-820, 460-492, and 230 GHz are available, along with two acousto-optical spectrometers (AOS) with 1.07 MHz resolution and 1.1 GHz bandwith, and one AOS with 44 kHz resolution and 64 MHz bandwidth. Instrumental parameters are available on the AST/RO website

http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/~adair/AST_RO

Proposals should include a scientific justification (not to exceed two pages + figures) and a source list with observing time estimates and justification. All proposals will be reviewed by the AST/RO Telescope Allocation Committee. A priority-ranked list of successful proposals  will be carried out as weather and instrumental availablity permit.

Proposals should be sent by email before 15 March 2002, to: mailto:adair@cfa.harvard.edu.

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