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AAS Electronic Announcement #120 -- December 2002

[Mailed from aas.org at 1:30am 24 DEC 2002]

CONTENTS

  1. ACCESSING THE INTERNET AT THE AAS SEATTLE MEETING
  2. SEATTLE EMP RECEPTION, LUNCH AND BANQUET DETAILS
  3. CALL FOR PROPOSALS AT KITT PEAK 12-METER TELESCOPE
  4. CALL FOR PROPOSALS AT SUB-MILLIMETER TELESCOPE

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1. ACCESSING THE INTERNET AT THE AAS SEATTLE MEETING

Ports at Cyber Cafe
There will be several open lines in the Cyber Cafe. You may bring your laptop to the meeting and hookup directly to the Internet via a twisted pair connection.

Wireless Access in East Lobby
Additionally, our Internet Provider at the meeting will be providing access to a wireless router for those members who currently use wireless technology. This will be located in the East Lobby of the Sixth Floor, Monday through Thursday. The AAS will not be providing wireless network adapters to attendees, so come prepared with your system ready to recognize a wireless device.

To Avoid Interruption
In order to ensure continuous access to your home site, please notify your local system and security administrators of the following:

The Internet traffic flowing from the meeting attendees, will be coming from the IP addresses ranging from

66.114.227.21 to 66.114.227.100

In the past government sites have become aware of heavy traffic from our meetings and without notice shut off ALL access to attendees. This was done as a security measure, unaware that the traffic was originating at an AAS Annual Meeting. It caused several days of service interruption for meeting registrants. Informing your system administrators of the IP addresses could save you a lot of distress later!

Any further questions can be directed to Debbie Kovalsky, AAS Manager Information Systems - mailto:kovalsky@aas.org.

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2. SEATTLE EMP RECEPTION, LUNCH AND BANQUET DETAILS

Reception
For those people attending the Experience Music Project Reception at the Seattle Meeting, directions to the monorail will be at the Registration area. The museum will close to the public and open for our reception starting at 6:00pm and will remain open until 11:00pm.
Light fare will be served. The monorail, which runs between the Westlake Center and the museum, will remain open until 11:30pm.

You may no longer purchase tickets through registration, but if you are interested in this event, contact Diana Alexander at mailto:diana@aas.org no later than 30 December.

Lunch
Lunch will be available in the Exhibit Hall in the Convention Center in the Grille. It is located towards the rear of the hall on the right.

Banquet
Banquet tickets will be sold on site through Tuesday, 7 January.

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3. CALL FOR PROPOSALS AT KITT PEAK 12-METER TELESCOPE
Deadline: 15 January 2003

The KP12m telescope is operated by the Arizona Radio Observatory (ARO), University of Arizona under loan agreement with the NSF and NRAO. The telescope is expected to be available on a limited basis for use by the general astronomical community.

This call for proposals is for the period 1 March - 30 June 2003. The proposal deadline for this period 15 January 2003.

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 2 pages + figures); and a source list with observing time requirements and justification. Kitt Peak 12-meter cover sheets are available from the KP12M website

http://kp12m.as.arizona.edu/proposal_submission.html

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.

Electronic submissions will be accepted in Postscript, MSWord or PDF formats. Please submit your proposals by to: Aldo Apponi <mailto:aapponi@as.arizona.edu>

or send one hardcopy to:

Dr. Aldo Apponi, ARO
Steward Observatory
The University of Arizona
933 N. Cherry Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85721

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3. CALL FOR PROPOSALS AT SUB-MILLIMETER TELESCOPE
Deadline: 15 January 2003

This is a call for observing proposals for the Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope on Mt. Graham, Arizona for a scheduling period from March - June 2003. This facility is operator by the Arizona Radio Observatory (ARO), University of Arizona, in collaboration with the MPI fur
Radioastronomie (MPIfR). The telescope is expected to be available on a limited basis for use by the general astronomical community.

Details about the telescope and its instrumentation may be found under "Specifications" on the SMT web site

http://maisel.as.arizona.edu:8080/

which is also accessible through the Steward Observatory home page (http://www.as.arizona.edu); or by contacting the ARO staff. Receiver and spectrometer details are given in the SMT web site.

Proposals should consist of the standard SMT proposal cover sheet; a brief scientific justification (not more than 2 pages); and a source list with observing time requirements and justification. SMT proposal cover sheets are available from the SMT web site (under "Observing at
the SMT"), in either Postscript or LaTeX format.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Submillimeter Telescope TAC, appointed by the Steward Observatory Director. Scheduling of successful proposals will be done according to availability of the receivers requested. Weather-dependent priority scheduling will be used for this
scheduling period, with successful proposals requiring extremely low water vapor (225 GHz zenith optical depth <= .06) given priority for observations during optimum weather conditions. If you wish your proposal to be considered for priority observing, please indicate
this in your abstract on the proposal cover sheet.

Electronic submissions will be accepted in Postscript, MSWord or PDF formats. Please submit your proposals to: Aldo Apponi <mailto:aapponi@as.arizona.edu>

or send one hardcopy

Susan Lake, ARO
Steward Observatory
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

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