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AAS Electronic Announcement #124 -- April 2003

[Mailed from aas.org at 9:35pm 10 APR 2003]

CONTENTS

  1. NASHVILLE LATE PAPERS DUE
  2. SPECIAL TRAVEL SUPPORT TO ICRC
  3. NASA ASTROBIOLOGY INSTITUTE INSIGHT COURSES
  4. 2MASS PSC and XSC CATALOGS AVAILABLE

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1. NASHVILLE LATE PAPERS DUE
Deadline: Wednesday 16 April 2003, 9:00 pm

Late abstract for the Nashville Meeting will be scheduled as poster presentations on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,  26-28 May 2003.

http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas202/prelim/abstracts.html
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2. SPECIAL TRAVEL SUPPORT TO ICRC
Deadline: 9 May 2003

The AAS has applied for special funding to support travel,  registration, lodging and other costs for up to 15 travelers  to attend the 28th International Cosmic Ray Conference in  Japan later this summer. Interested applicants should  download and fill out the application form (PDF) at the AAS Travel Grant application at

http://www.aas.org/grants/itg.html

The requested amount should not exceed $1800 in total  and should include the purchase cost of airfare on a  US Flag carrier to the meeting. The deadline for  applications for this special program is 9 May 2003.

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3. NASA ASTROBIOLOGY INSTITUTE INSIGHT COURSES

The NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) is sponsoring  two Insight Courses for astrobiology researchers during  the summer of 2003.

The purpose of these 5-day intensive courses is to provide a cross-training educational experience in areas outside a researcher's primary field of expertise.  The course material is appropriate for professionals  active in the field of astrobiology -- this includes  both graduate students and postdocs. Attendance is  not limited to NAI members. The Institute intends  that the courses will be offered and expanded in
future years, as a service to the astrobiology community.

There will be two courses offered during the Summer of 2003:

Introduction to Planetary Science
Instructor: Bruce Jakosky, U. Colorado,
and guest lecturers
Dates: July 31-August 4, 2003
Location: Flagstaff, AZ, and surrounding area

Introduction to the Microbial World
Instructor: Ken Nealson, U. Southern California,
and guest lecturers
Dates: August 25-29, 2003
Location: USC Wrigley Marine Science Center,
Catalina Island, CA

The deadline for applications is 15 May 2003.  More information, including course outlines and  an online application form, is available on the  NAI website at:

http://nai.arc.nasa.gov/Insight

If you have comments or questions, please contact Wendy Dolci: mailto:Wendy.W.Dolci@nasa.gov

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4. 2MASS PSC and XSC CATALOGS AVAILABLE

The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) is pleased to  announce that the All-Sky Data Release Point Source  Catalog (PSC) and Extended  Source Catalog (XSC) are now available. The All-Sky PSC contains accurate positions and J, H and Ks photometry for over 470 million sources, most of which are stars in the Milky Way. The All-Sky XSC contains positions, three-band photometry and basic shape information for over 1.6 million resolved sources, most of which are galaxies. The 2MASS "Quicklook" Atlas Images, have been available online since October of last year.

An introduction to the Release data products and supporting documentation is available at http://www.ipac.caltech.edu/2mass/releases/allsky/, or you may access the Catalogs and Images directly from the NASA/Infrared Science Archive at http://irsa.ipac.caltech.edu/.

The Catalogs will be available via bulk ftp download within the next several weeks and on a limited-distribution DVD-ROM in the near future.

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