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AAS Electronic Announcement #128 -- August 2003

[Mailed from aas.org at 8:00am 7 AUGUST 2003]

CONTENTS

  1. 2004 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
  2. TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONE CONTEST
  3. CORRECTED PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT NSF ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
  4. CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATING ASTRONOMY TO THE PUBLIC
  5. FOUR YEARS OF CHANDRA OBSERVATIONS  A TRIBUTE TO RICCARDO GIACCONI
  6. FCRAO 14 METER TELESCOPE PROPOSALS

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1. 2004 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

Changes in member or institutional information for the 2004 Membership Directory must be received in the Executive Office by 5 September 2003!! Use the change of address from on the website at http://www.aas.org/forms/coa.html or email changes to mailto:address@aas.org.

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2. TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONE CONTEST

"Turn Off Your Cell Phone" Contest!! The AAS is seeking PowerPoint slides to remind members to turn off their cell phones before oral sessions. PowerPoint slides should be humorous and astronomically themed. Three slides will be chosen and run throughout AAS
meetings; and winners will receive a banquet ticket for themselves or a guest at any 2004 AAS Meeting Banquet.

Submit slides as an attachment to contest@aas.org by Friday, 31 October 2003. Winners will be announced in the December Newsletter.

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3. CORRECTED PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT NSF ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

The NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships provide an opportunity for highly qualified young investigators within three years of obtaining their PhD to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education. Fellows may engage in research of
observational, instrumental, or theoretical nature, in combination with a coherent educational plan for the duration of the fellowship. The program supports researchers for a period of up to three years with fellowships that can be taken to the institution or national facility of their choice. The program is intended to recognize young investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience in research and education that will establish them in positions of distinction and leadership in the community.

See http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2000/nsf00136/nsf00136.html#TOC
for more information.

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4. CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATING ASTRONOMY TO THE PUBLIC
(www.nrao.edu/ccap)

Registration and Abstract Deadline: 31 August 2003

Astronomers involved in public outreach are encouraged to attend the conference "Communicating Astronomy to the Public", which will be held 1-3 October 2003, in Washington, D.C.

The number of participants will be limited to approximately 110 people. Additionally, a post-meeting trip (fee extra) to the NRAO facility in Green Bank, West Virginia, will be held on 4 October.

Details of the conference, including a complete program and registration information, are on:
http://www.nrao.edu/ccap

For more information, contact Charles Blue (434) 296-0323; mailto:cblue@nrao.edu.

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5. FOUR YEARS OF CHANDRA OBSERVATIONS A TRIBUTE TO RICCARDO GIACCONI

ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED to 11 AUGUST 2003

The Scientific Organizing Committee wishes to inform the community that, due to difficulties encountered with the abstract submission system, the conference deadline has been extended to 11 August. We urge people to submit their abstracts.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED EMAIL CONFIRMATION OF ABSTRACT RECEIPT WITHIN 24 HOURS THEN WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR ABSTRACT.

The Conference dates are: 16-18 Sept 2003 in Huntsville, AL.

The web-page with relevant information on the Symposium along with registration forms and forms to submit abstracts can be found at:
http://mi.msfc.nasa.gov/chandra/index.html.

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6. FCRAO 14 METER TELESCOPE PROPOSALS

The Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory solicits proposals for observations with the FCRAO 14 meter telescope The deadline for proposal submission is 15 September 2003. The telescope is equipped with a 32 element focal plane array receiver (SEQUOIA) which is comprised of low noise MMIC amplifiers with SSB receiver noise temperatures of 60 K. The autocorrelation spectrometer system enables the observation of two spectral lines within 85-100 GHz or 100-115 GHz bands simultaneously. On the Fly mapping is now the standard observing mode which allows more efficient imaging of the millimeter sky.

More detailed information of FCRAO and proposal instructions are available at
http://www.astro.umass.edu/~fcrao/observer/.

Further questions can be addressed to Mark Heyer, mailto:heyer@astro.umass.edu.

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