AAS Electronic Announcement #116 -- September 2002
[Mailed from aas.org at 4:15pm 10 SEP 2002]
- APJ LETTERS OFFICE TRANSITION
- ANNUAL REPORTS OF DEPARTMENTS AND OBSERVATORIES
- "DRAFT" COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NOTICE FROM THE NASA ASTROBIOLOGY INSTITUTE
- ARIZONA RADIO OBSERVATORY PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
- NOAO PROPOSALS FOR 2003A DUE 30 SEPTEMBER 2002
1. APJ LETTERS OFFICE TRANSITION
We have begun the transition of the ApJ Letters Office from the current editor, Alexander Dalgarno in Cambridge, to incoming editor, Chris Sneden in Austin. Over the next month, new papers that are submitted will be split between the two offices for handling. Beginning 15 September, all new submissions will go to the Austin office while Cambridge continues to handle the papers currently under their purview.
The submission process for new papers remains the same. Authors and referees need do nothing differently aside from taking note of which office is contacting them about a particular paper.
We ask your patience and understanding during this transition. The staff in both Cambridge and Austin will be in close contact to help make this transition as smooth as possible.
Letters Editor (incoming)
2. ANNUAL REPORTS OF DEPARTMENTS AND OBSERVATORIES
1 November 2002 is the deadline for Annual Reports of Departments and Observatories which are published annually in the first number of the Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society. The paper edition is distributed in February. An online edition, which consists of Reports in PDF format is also published.
Page charges are $82/page.
Manuscripts may be submitted anytime during the year. They will be processed and posted online as received. Reprints may be ordered and will be printed throughout the year.
Manuscript submission instructions are available online:
3. "DRAFT" COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NOTICE FROM THE NASA ASTROBIOLOGY INSTITUTE
Draft Release Date: 8 August 2002
Final Release Expected September, 2002
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Space Science is releasing a Draft Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN 02-OSS-XX) for community consideration interested in participation in the NASA Astrobiology Institute as an innovative way of conducting basic interdisciplinary research in the area of Astrobiology; the study of life in the universe.
Participation is open to all categories of organizations, foreign and domestic, including industry, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, and other Government agencies. Upon its release date, this Cooperative Agreement Notice will be available
electronically through the OSS home page by selecting "Research Opportunities" at:
Obtain additional programmatic information from:
Dr. Rosalind Grymes, Deputy Director, NASA Astrobiology
Institute, Mail Stop 240-1, Ames Research Center, NASA,
Moffet Field, CA 94035-1000; TEL: (650) 604-0809;
This solicitation leading to the award of Cooperative Agreement is issued pursuant to title 14 CFR Part 1260 for educational and nonprofit institutions and 14 CFR part 1274 for commercial organizations.
Announcement courtesy of Ed Goolish
4. ARIZONA RADIO OBSERVATORY PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INFORMATION
The Arizona Radio Observatory (ARO) is currently accepting proposals for the period 1 October 2002 - 15 February 2003. The telescope is being operated through Steward Observatory with funds provided by the University of Arizona, theResearch Corporation and the National Science Foundation.
Proposal deadlines are set to be 13 September and 3 January for the observing periods 1 October - 31 January and 1 February - 30 June respectively.
The receivers at the KP12m are all dual channel single sideband systems that cover the frequency range of ~65 - 295 GHz in four separate bands: (i) 65-90 GHz SIS, (ii) 90-115 GHz SIS, (iii) 129-180 GHz SIS and (iv) 205-295 SIS. The backends at the KP12m are filter banks with resolutions of 30 kHz, 100 kHz, 250 kHz, 500 kHz, 1000 kHz and 2000 kHz and a Millimeter Auto Correlator (MAC) that can be configured with 2 IFs at resolutions of 6 kHz, 12 kHz, 24 kHz 49 kHz, 98 kHz, 195 kHz, 391 kHz and 781 kHz. Details of the backend configurations are listed in the User Manual at
in Section 5.3. (pages 57-63). Further details about the telescope and its instrumentation can be viewed at
Proposals should consist of the standard Kitt Peak 12-meter cover sheet; a brief scientific justification (not to exceed 2 pages + figures); and a source list with observing time requirements and justification. Kitt Peak 12-meter cover sheets are available for download in several computer formats at the bottom of this page. The ARO TAC, appointed by the Steward Observatory Director, will review all proposals. The ARO Director will schedule successful proposalsaccording to instrument availability.
Proposals will be accepted by email in Postscript, PDF or MSWord format. Send them to the following address:
Hard copies will also be accepted. Please send ONE copy to:
The University of Arizona
933 N. Cherry Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85721
5. NOAO PROPOSALS FOR 2003A DUE 30 SEPTEMBER 2002
~Keck Time Available to Astronomical Community through TSIP~
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory announces the availability of observing time for the 2003A semester (February - July 2003). As a result of the the first year of the NSF's Telescope System Instrumentation Program (TSIP), a total of twelve nights will be available to the community this semester on the two 10-m telescopes of the W.M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea. Time is also available this semester on the Gemini North and South telescopes of the International Gemini Observatory, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, the 6.5-m telescope of the MMT Observatory, and on the telescopes of Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and Kitt Peak National Observatory. Details of instrumentation, observing modes, schedules, and proposal submission instructions and forms are available at:
Proposals are due no later than 11:59 PM MST (Mountain Standard Time) on Monday, 30 September 2002.
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