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AAS Electronic Announcement #118 -- November 2002

AAS Electronic Announcement #118 -- November 2002

[Mailed from aas.org at 12:35pm 13 NOV 2002]

CONTENTS

  1. SEATTLE MEETING
  2. 2003 MEMBERSHIP AND SUBSCRIPTION RENEWALS
  3. TOPICAL AND SPECIAL SESSION DEADLINES
  4. DIRECTORY MAILING DATE
  5. 2003 HEAD MEETING
  6. CALL FOR PROPOSALS WITH THE OVRO MILLIMETER-WAVE ARRAY
  7. SIRTF CYCLE-1 CALL FOR PROPOSALS RELEASED

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1. SEATTLE MEETING

EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT
Thanks to support from Ball Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, TRW, and the Vulcan Company, the Experience Music Project Museum will be open on Monday Evening, 6 January, to AAS Attendees. It will be closed to the public. This fabulous facility will be open from 6:00-10:30pm to view exhibits and enjoy hands on experiences in the music field. Refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. The monorail will be open until 11:00 and runs between the EMP and the West Lake Center which is a short three block walk from the Convention Center. Don't miss out on this opportunity for fun. Visit the museum at www.emplive.com and reserve your tickets early as numbers are limited.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Be sure to make your hotel reservations long before the cut-off date of 6 December. Thirty percent of the rooms have already been sold.

AIRLINE SPECIALS
United Airlines, the official airlines of the AAS, has extended it's deadline for an additional 5% discount to 30 days before traveling. Be sure to make your reservations through the meetings desk at 1-800-521-4041 and refer to Meeting ID Number 510RE. By your using this ID number, the AAS earns airline tickets which are then used to help keep costs down. If you should book your reservation on-line for a cheaper fare, we will ask for your ticket number so that we may stil get credit for your travel.

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2. 2003 MEMBERSHIP AND SUBSCRIPTION RENEWALS

Initial invoices were mailed during the week of October 7th. Please email your fax number to the AAS at mailto:membership@aas.org if you require an additional copy.

To eliminate the need for a second notice, please take a moment to ensure your payment is in the mail. Your cooperation is appreciated and greatly assists our ongoing efforts to minimize administrative costs.

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3. TOPICAL AND SPECIAL SESSION DEADLINES

The deadline for topical sessions for the Nashville meeting is 20 November. Send them to Diana Alexander: mailto:diana@aas.org. Check the AAS homepage for information on submitting a proposal or call Diana at 202-328-2010, x105. Proposals will be reviewed in early December and proposers will be notified before Christmas.

Special Session proposals are due 13 December and will be reviewed at the Seattle meeting. You may also send them to Diana Alexander. Be sure to call with any questions.

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4. DIRECTORY MAILING DATE

The 2003 AAS Membership Directory will be mailed in December 2002.

Members with US mailing address will receive the Directory by third-class mail. If your mail room routinely discards third-class mail, ask them not to throw away your Directory. The Directory will be wrapped in plastic with the atlas cover  design in purple and white.

If you have not received your Directory by February, contact Membership Coordinator, Dennis Renner, mailto:renner@aas.org.

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5. 2003 HEAD MEETING

HEAD 2003 - Seventh Meeting of the
AAS High Energy Astrophysics Division

23-26 March 2003
Mt. Tremblant, Quebec

Abstract Deadline: 12 January 2003, 9pm EST
Registration Deadline: 7 March 2003
Meeting Website:

http://www.westoverconferences.com/HEAD/Index.htm

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

The California Institute of Technology invites observing proposals for the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) millimeter wave interferometer. The proposal deadline is 5 PM PST, 15 January 2003 for observations from February 2003 through May 2003. Due to preparations for CARMA, only a five element array will be available during the observing season. 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 toward John Carpenter at mailto:jmc@astro.caltech.edu (phone: 626-395-4024).

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7. SIRTF CYCLE-1 CALL FOR PROPOSALS RELEASED

The SIRTF Science Center (SSC) at Caltech has issued the Cycle-1 Call for Proposals (CP), soliciting research proposals for the General Observer and Archival Research programs. A CP Update will be issued within four months of the January 2003 launch, after the on-orbit performance of the Observatory has been characterized. The proposal deadline will be about six weeks later, with the precise date to be listed in the Update. Additional details available in the Proposal Kit section of the SSC public Web site (http://sirtf.caltech.edu/).

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