AAS Electronic Announcement #166 – November 2006
[Mailed from aas.org on 15 November 2006]
- 2007 AAS MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
- LOWELL OBSERVATORY PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
- STUDY ASTRONOMY/ASTROPHYSICS IN INDIA - SUMMER 2007
- HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE CYCLE 16 CALL FOR PROPOSALS
- NRAO NEWSLETTER
1. 2007 AAS MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
Second notices are scheduled to be mailed during the first week of December. Please take a moment to ensure your renewal has been mailed to avoid unnecessary reminders and curb administrative costs. Contact Faye Peterson, Manager, Membership Services at mailto:email@example.com for a faxed copy of your invoice or answers to your renewal questions. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
2. LOWELL OBSERVATORY PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: 1 December 2006
Lowell Observatory is pleased to solicit applications for 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 2007 start date. The deadline for submission of all materials is December 1, 2006. 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.
3. STUDY ASTRONOMY/ASTROPHYSICS IN INDIA - SUMMER 2007
Deadline: 22 January 2007
The Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) of the National Solar Observatory (NSO) announces a program of summer research for US graduate students. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE), the program will take place in Bangalore, India, under the auspices of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA). The program supports four full-time summer research positions for 8 weeks starting 11 June 2007 (this start date is firm).
Additional information and application materials are available on the Web at http://eo.nso.edu/ires/. All application materials must be received by 22 January 2007.
4. HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE CYCLE 16 CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Proposal Deadline: 26 January 2007
NASA and The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) are pleased to announce the Cycle 16 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 26 January 2007 8:00pm EST. The Astronomer's Proposal Tools (APT), which is required for Phase I Proposal Submission will be made available/released for Cycle 16 Phase I use during the 1st week of December 2006. Results of the selection will be announced in early April 2007.
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:
In Cycle 16, we will be offering the opportunity to take advantage of two new proposal types: Collaborative HST-Spitzer proposals, which will allow proposers to apply for substantial time allocations on both HST and Spitzer; and Survey proposals, which are designed for statistical programs and will be subsidised at a higher level than standard GO proposals.
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5. NRAO NEWSLETTER
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