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AAS Electronic Announcement #154 -- October 2005

AAS Electronic Announcement #154 -- October 2005

[Mailed from aas.org on 11 October 2005]

 CONTENTS:

  1.  AAS MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS FOR 2006
  2. AAS JOB REGISTER INCREASE
  3. ANNUAL REVIEWS DISCOUNTS
  4. INVITATION FOR SUBMISSIONS
  5. APPLICANTS WANTED FOR 2006-7 AIP STATE DEPARTMENT SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP
  6. LOWELL OBSERVATORY PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
  7. HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE CYCLE 15 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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 1. AAS MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS FOR 2006

 Invoices for the 2006 membership year will be mailed this week. Please help the Society by responding promptly and saving us the effort and expense of sending you reminder notices. Funds saved on extra mailings can be applied to other non-revenue generating programs such as education or public policy.

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 2. AAS JOB REGISTER INCREASE

 Beginning 1 January 2006, the AAS Job Register rates will increase to $129.00 with a $5.00 discount if the ads are paid for by a credit card.

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 3. ANNUAL REVIEWS DISCOUNTS

 AAS Members are once again eligible to enjoy a 30% savings when purchasing current editions of the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics (September 2005, Volume 43) and/or the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences (May 2005, Volume 33). To take immediate advantage of these special offers, visit the Members Only Pages at members.aas.org to download the form and place your order directly with Annual Reviews.

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 4. INVITATION FOR SUBMISSIONS

AAS Special Session on Astronomy Visualization

Deadline: midnight 31 October 2005

 At the upcoming AAS Meeting in Washington, DC, there will be a special session entitled "Astronomy Visualization:

The State of the Art." This session will be held Wednesday, 11 January 2006 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM.

 The session organizers invite submissions of short scientific visualizations, astronomy animations, and/or movies of interest to the astronomy community.  A representative sample of 5-10 of the best of these entries will be invited to present short talks (5 min) during the special session. Other submissions will be considered for inclusion in a video DVD collection of astronomy visualizations distributed at the session.

 For more information and the submission form, go to: http://terpsichore.stsci.edu/~summers/viz/aas_jan2006/

 For more meeting information, go to: http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas207/

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 5. APPLICANTS WANTED FOR 2006-7 AIP STATE DEPARTMENT SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: 1 November 2005

 AIP is now seeking applicants for the 2006-2007 State Department Fellowship. Qualified scientists at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply. Information on applying for the 2006-2007 Fellowship term by the 1 November deadline is provided below. Interested readers can also see our web site at http://www.aip.org/gov/sdf.html for more information on the program.

 All materials may be submitted by email or by mail (postmarked by 1 November 2005) to Audrey T. Leath at:

 AIP State Department Science Fellowship
American Institute of Physics
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3843
mailto:aleath@aip.org
Fax: 301-209-0846

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 6. LOWELL OBSERVATORY PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Deadline: 1 December 2005

Lowell Observatory is pleased to announce the first year of its predoctoral fellowship program. Stipends are available, nominally for a two year period, to conduct Ph.D. thesis research at Lowell's campus in Flagstaff, Arizona in planetary, stellar, galactic, or extragalactic astronomy. We are currently inviting applications for a Spring 2006 start date. The deadline for submission of all materials is 1 December 2005. Contact with Lowell staff well in advance of the deadline to allow time for development of a potential project is required. For more information visit us on the web at http://www.lowell.edu/Research/predoc/index.html or contact Dr. Will Grundy (grundy) or Dr. Lisa Prato (lprato) @lowell.edu.

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7. HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE CYCLE 15 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Release Date: 5 October 2005

Proposal Deadline: 27 January 2006

NASA and The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) are Pleased to announce the Cycle 15 Call for Proposals for Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Observations and funding for Archival Research and Theoretical Research programs. Participation in this program is open to all categories of organizations, both domestic and foreign, including educational institutions, profit and nonprofit organizations, NASA Centers, and other Government agencies. 

This solicitation for proposals will be open through 27 January 2006, 8:00pm EST. The Astronomer's Proposal Tools (APT), which is required for Phase I Proposal Submission will be made available/released for Cycle 15 Phase I use during the 1st week of December 2005. Results of the selection will be announced in early April 2006.

All programmatic and technical information, as well as specific guidelines for proposal preparation, are available electronically from the STScI World-Wide Web site at the Announcement Web Page with URL: http://www.stsci.edu/hst/proposing/docs/cycle15announce

Questions can be addressed to the STScI Help Desk (mailto:help@stsci.edu; phone: 410-338-1082).

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