AAS Electronic Announcement #153 -- September 2005
[Mailed from aas.org on 8 September 2005]
- 207TH AAS MEETING IN WASHINGTON, DC
- PROPOSALS FOR IAU SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS IN 2007
- IAU MEMBERSHIP
- PRIZE NOMINATION FORMS
- MAIL TO LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI HALTED
- FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR NVO-ENABLED RESEARCH
- STUDENT GRANT OPPORTUNITY
- NOAO PROPOSALS FOR 2006A
- CSO CALL FOR PROPOSALS
- ARIZONA REDIO OBSERVATORY CALL FOR PROPOSALS
- NEW PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE ASTRONOMY AND
- ASTROPHYSICS RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM AT NSF
1. 207th AAS MEETING IN WASHINGTON, DC
The next AAS Meeting will be held 8-12 January 2006 in Washington DC. The Meeting Announcement will be online and mailed to members later this month. Abstracts of presentations will be due 19 October 2005.
2. PROPOSALS FOR IAU SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS IN 2007
Letter of Intent Due: 12 September 2005
The USNC/IAU wishes to call your attention to the procedure for proposing IAU scientific meetings in 2007 and the associated deadlines. Please see http://www.iau.org/IAU/Activities/meetings/deadline.html for the details.
3. IAU MEMBERSHIP
Applications Due: 30 September 2005
The deadline for the receipt this year of applications for individual membership of the International Astronomical Union is 30 September 2005. The form and explanatory text can be found in the August 2005 AAS Newsletter and are also on the AAS web page,
There is one incorrect piece of information in these places. It is no longer a requirement for an applicant to be at least three years from the PhD degree. Any holder of a PhD or equivalent degree may apply.
Please send the completed for to John Graham, AAS Secretary, Carnegie-DTM, 5241 Broad Branch Road NW, Washington DC 20015 before the September 30 deadline.
4. AAS PRIZE NOMINATIONS
Deadline: 1 October 2005
All nominations are due by 1 October 2005 and should be sent to the Secretary of the AAS:
John A. Graham
Dept. of Terrestrial Magnetism
Carnegie Institution of Washington
5241 Broad Branch Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20015
Forms were published in the August 2005 AAS Newsletter and are available in the Members Only section of the AAS website.
5. MAIL TO LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI HALTED
Following the recommendation of the United States Postal Service, the AAS, American Institute of Physics (AIP) and University of Chicago Press (UCP) are not sending mail to the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The affected zip codes in Louisiana and Mississippi begin with these three digits: 700, 701, 704, 395 and 396. Once the suspension is lifted, a decision on redistributing Society publications will be made. All journal back issues will be distributed.
Our condolences to all affected by this tragedy.
6. FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR NVO-ENABLED RESEARCH
Due: 1 October 2005
The US National Virtual Observatory project is initiating a program of community research support, entitled "NVO Research Initiatives." The principal objective is to seed NVO-enabled research and to expand NVO applications by providing financial support for small, start-up research projects. The areas of research to be supported by this program may be in any subfield of astronomy and astrophysics, but particular attention should be given to use of NVO-enabled facilities and tools in carrying out the proposed research. The total amount of stipends to be awarded will be approximately $400,000, and the amount of each research stipend will be $25,000 for one year.
Proposals are due by 1 October 2005. Additional information and proposal submission instructions are available at the US NVO project web site, http://www.us-vo.org/.
7. STUDENT GRANT OPPORTUNITY
Due: 15 October 2005
The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program has supported undergraduate and graduate student research for more than 80 years. The program includes grants of up to $2,500 for astronomy. Membership in Sigma Xi is not required to apply. Application deadline is 15 October 2005.
Information and online application form at: http://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/giar/index.shtml
8. NOAO PROPOSALS FOR 2006A DUE 30 SEPTEMBER 2005
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory announces the availability of observing time for the 2006A semester (February - July 2006). Time is available on both the Gemini North and South telescopes of the International Gemini Observatory, the two 10m telescopes of the W.M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, the 6.5-m telescopes of the MMT and Magellan Observatories, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, and 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:
Proposals are due no later than 11:59pm MST (Mountain Standard Time) on Friday, September 30, 2005.
9. CSO CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Due: 31 October 2005
The Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) encourages Observing participation by astronomers from both U.S. and non-U.S. institutions. For instructions on applying and for information about available instruments, including new bolometer cameras, see http://www.submm.caltech.edu/cso/cso-call.html.
Applications for observing time between 1 February 2006 through 31 July 2006 are due by mail 31 October 2005. Applications will be reviewed by an outside peer group.
10. ARIZONA REDIO OBSERVATORY CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Due: 31 October 2005
The Arizona Radio Observatory (ARO) is accepting observing proposals for use of the Sub-millimeter Telescope (SMT) on Mt. Graham, Arizona as well as for the Kitt Peak 12-meter Telescope (KP12m) for the period 14 November 2005 - 30 June 2006. The telescopes are expected to be available to the general astronomical community for a minimum of 10 percent of the scheduled time. Graduate student participation is especially encouraged regardless of institutional affiliation. Institutions (or individuals) that wish to acquire longer commitments of time should contact the ARO Director Prof. Lucy Ziurys (email@example.com). Observations can be conducted remotely from anywhere in the world via ARO's virtual control room software.
Details about the telescopes and their instrumentation may be found at http://aro.as.arizona.edu.
Information about Remote Observing can be viewed at http://aro.as.arizona.edu/remote/remote.htm.
Proposals should consist of the standard proposal cover sheet (http://aro.as.arizona.edu/proposals); a brief scientific justification (not more than 2 pages); and a source list with observing time requirements and justification. Proposals will be reviewed by the ARO TAC, appointed by the Steward Observatory Director. Scheduling of successful proposals will be done according to availability of the receivers requested. For further information please contact Kiriaki Xilouris.
Electronic submissions will be expected in Post-Script, MSWord or PDF formats. Please submit your proposals by midnight MST OCT 31, 2005 to: Kiriaki Xilouris (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org).
11. NEW PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM AT NSF
The Astronomy Division at NSF has published a new Program Announcement for the Astronomy and Astrophysics Research (AAG) Program, NSF 05-608 which is available at
Beginning in 2005, all proposals submitted to the AAG Program must be submitted through FastLane during the annual submission window, which begins each year on 15 September and ends on 15 November at 5:00 p.m. submitter's local time. The end date of the annual submission window, 15 November, is an absolute deadline date, after which proposals will not be accepted for review. In submitting proposals to the AAG Program in FastLane, proposers must identify the AAG Program Announcement number, NSF 05-608, in the "Program Announcement/ Solicitation Number" block on the NSF Cover Sheet.
Proposals submitted in response to the AAG program announcement should be prepared and submitted in accordance with the general guidelines contained in the NSF Grant Proposal Guide (GPG), available on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=gpg.
Proposals that do not conform to current GPG requirements may be returned without review.
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