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AAS Electronic Announcement #122 -- February 2003

[Mailed from aas.org at 3:00pm 25 FEB 2003]

CONTENTS

  1. AAS AND DIVISION ABSTRACT DEADLINES
  2. IAU ABSTRACTS DUE
  3. DEADLINE FOR NASA TIME ON THE KECK TELESCOPES
  4. NEW NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR POSTDOCS
  5. CHRETIEN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH GRANT
  6. NRAO INVITES JANSKY NOMINATIONS

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1. AAS AND DIVISION ABSTRACT DEADLINES

HEAD late abstracts: 25 February 2003
AAS abstracts: 19 March 2003
DDA abstracts: 20 March 2003
SPD abstracts: 24 March 2003

See the AAS website for meeting information and abstract forms http://www.aas.org/.

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2. IAU ABSTRACTS DUE

abstracts: 1 March 2003
early registration: 30 April 2003

Abstracts of unregistered participants will be deleted on 15 May 2003.

http://www.astronomy2003.com/

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3. DEADLINE FOR NASA TIME ON THE KECK TELESCOPES

Applications are due on 1 March for NASA time on the Keck telescopes, for the period August 2003 - January 2004. The NASA time is focused on the discovery and characterization of planetary systems and investigation of their origin and evolution. Telescope time will be awarded within three discipline areas: detection of extrasolar planets, origin and nature of planetary systems, and investigation of our own solar system. The proposal process is now handled by the Michelson Science Center at Caltech. Please see the new website at http://msc.caltech.edu for further information. Note that observers will receive financial support for travel to the W.M. Keck Observatory.

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4. NEW NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR POSTDOCS

A new organization, the National Postdoctoral Association, has just been formed and is planning to hold its first meeting in Berkeley, CA, 14-15 March. The organization has a web page with more information: http://www.nationalpostdoc.org .

This is an initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has been funded for five years by a grant from the Sloan Foundation and has only recently (since late 2002) become active.

The goal of the organization is to provide a national voice for postdocs while seeking positive change of the postdoctoral experience.

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5. CHRETIEN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH GRANT
Applications Due: 1 April 2003

In honor of the memory of Henri Chretien, French Professor of Optics and co-originator of the Ritchey-Chretien telescope design, up to US$20,000 is available for the support of international observational astronomy. The awards are open to Ph.D. astronomers throughout the world.

For further information: http://www.aas.org/grants/chretien.html

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6. NRAO INVITES JANSKY NOMINATIONS

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory invites nominations for the 2003 Jansky Lectureship. The Karl G. Jansky Lectureship is an honor established by the trustees of Associated Universities, Inc., to recognize outstanding contributions to the advancement of astronomy. First awarded in 1966, it is named in honor of Karl G. Jansky who, in 1932, first detected radio waves from a cosmic source.

Please send nominations by 1 April 2003, to mailto:brodrigu@nrao.edu or to the Director's Office,  National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA, 22903-2475.

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