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AAS Electronic Announcement #123 -- March 2003

[Mailed from aas.org at 9:50pm 10 MARCH 2003]

CONTENTS

  1. AAS AND DIVISION ABSTRACT DEADLINES
  2. NOAO PROPOSALS FOR 2003B DUE 31 March 2003
  3. NSF 2002 AST VISITING COMMITTEE REPORT AVAILABLE
  4. NATIONAL DARK SKY WEEK

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1. AAS AND DIVISION MEETING DEADLINES

AAS abstracts: 19 March 2003, 9 pm ET
DDA abstracts: 20 March 2003, 9 pm ET
SPD abstracts: 24 March 2003, 9 pm ET

DDA early registration 14 April 2003
SPD early registration 14 April 2003
AAS early registration 16 April 2003

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

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2. NOAO PROPOSALS FOR 2003B DUE 31 March 2003

The National Optical Astronomy Observatory announces the availability of observing time for the 2003B semester, August 2003 - January 2004. Time is available on both the Gemini North and South telescopes of the International Gemini Observatory, on the two 10-m telescopes of the W.M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea. on the 6.5-m telescope of the MMT Observatory, on the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, 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 are available at: http://www.noao.edu/gateway/

Proposals are due no later than 11:59pm MST on Monday, 31 March 2003.

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3. NSF 2002 AST VISITING COMMITTEE REPORT AVAILABLE

The AAS has requested, received and has now made available a copy of the NSF-AST 2002 Visiting Committee Report on the AAS web pages. A link to a page describing the report as well as the report itself is available at http://www.aas.org/policy/CurrentIssues.html

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4. NATIONAL DARK SKY WEEK

The AAS, along with the IDA, Astronomical League and Sky and Telescope Magazine have endorsed National Dark Sky Week, a grassroots effort organized by a Virginia high school student. The AAS endorsement statement is located here: [http://www.nationaldarkskyweek.htmlplanet.com]. The AAS encourages all members to share the beauty of the night sky with the public, a community group or even just your next door neighbor during the week of 1-8 April 2003.

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