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AAS Electronic Announcement #130 -- October 2003

AAS Electronic Announcement #130 -- October 2003

[Mailed from aas.org at 12:00am 03 OCTOBER 2003]

CONTENTS

  1. 2004 AAS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL INVOICES ARE IN THE MAIL
  2. NSF SPONSORED GROUND-BASED ASTRONOMY SET FOR 7 & 8 OCTOBER IN DC
  3. ABSTRACTS DUE FOR ATLANTA MEETING
  4. DISSERTATION PRESENTATIONS FROM MEMBERS ONLY
  5. AIP SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR 2004-2005 STATE DEPARTMENT SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP
  6. DUDLEY OBSERVATORY ANNOUNCES THE 2003-2004 HERBERT C. POLLOCK AWARD
  7. ERROR IN PP BRIEF 6

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1. 2004 AAS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL INVOICES ARE IN THE MAIL

Please renew upon receipt to avoid interruptions in services/subscriptions and the unnecessary issuance of second invoices. If you do not receive your Invoice by 24 October 2003, contact the AAS at mailto:membership@aas.org to request another copy. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!

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2. NSF SPONSORED GROUND-BASED ASTRONOMY SET FOR 7 & 8 OCTOBER IN DC

The public is invited to participate in a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored symposium 7 & 8 October 2003, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. "The Universe from the Ground Up --Ground-based Astronomy in the 21st Century" will host a wide-array of prominent scientists from around the country, as well as over a dozen astronomical organizations exhibiting tools and capabilities. It's a stellar (pun intended) opportunity for the public to engage real scientists about this wondrous field of discovery.

Two of the symposium presentations will be web cast and LIVE streaming audio of all the presentations can be heard over the Internet. Go to www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/events/ground_astro to tune in or register to attend.

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3. ABSTRACTS DUE FOR ATLANTA MEETING

Abstracts of presentations to be given at the Atlanta AAS Meeting are due 15 October 2003 at 9:00 p.m. EDT.

203rd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society 4-8 January 2004 -- Atlanta, GA

http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas203/

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4. DISSERTATION PRESENTATIONS FROM MEMBERS ONLY

Only AAS members within one year's receipt of their Ph.D. may give dissertation presentations at AAS Meetings. If you know someone that  should give their dissertation talk in Atlanta, please check that they are a member.

Instructions:

http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas203/abstracts.html#dissertation

Membership Form:

http://www.aas.org/membership/memform.pdf

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5. AIP SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR 2004-2005 STATE DEPARTMENT SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP

AIP is now seeking applicants for the fourth year of its State Department Fellowship, and qualified scientists at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply. Information on applying for the 2004-2005 Fellowship term by the 1 November 2003 deadline is provided below; interested readers can also see our web site at

http://www.aip.org/mgr/sdf.html/

for more information on the program.

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6. DUDLEY OBSERVATORY ANNOUNCES THE 2003-2004 HERBERT C. POLLOCK AWARD

The Award supports an innovative project in the history of astronomy or astrophysics, to be undertaken by a faculty member, research associate, or postdoctoral associated with a college, university, nonprofit research institution or observatory located in North America. The Award consists of a maximum of $5,000 to be distributed in the year of the Award. For how to apply, see www.dudleyobservatory.org. The complete application must be received by Dudley Observatory by 14 November 2003.

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7. ERROR IN PP BRIEF 6

In the Public Policy Brief sent recently to all US AAS members, a small mixup in numbers has been found. Specifically, in the operating plan budget for FY 2003 for the NSF Astronomy division the Facilities budget number (109.2 M) and the Astronomy Research and  Instrumentation numbers were accidentally reversed. We apologize for this error. For updated information on public policy issues, please visit the AAS Public Policy Webpage at www.aas.org/policy or simply click on Public Policy from the AAS Homepage.

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