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AAS Electronic Announcement #174 — July 2007

AAS Electronic Announcement #174 - July 2007 [Mailed from aas.org on 10 July 2007]

View Online: http://www.aas.org/publications/elaarchive/ELA_174_2007_06.html

CONTENTS:

1. AAS ISSUES STATEMENT OF THANKS TO UCP STAFF

2. DPS FLORIDA MEETING CALL FOR PAPERS

3. 2008 AAS MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

4. AAS MEMBERSHIP CALENDAR

5. NOAO SURVEY PROGRAM CALL FOR PROPOSALSLETTERS OF INTENT

6. SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY (SDSS-II)

7. CARMA (COMBINED ARRAY FOR RESEARCH IN MILLIMETER-WAVE ASTRONOMY) CALL FOR PROPOSALS
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1. AAS ISSUES STATEMENT OF THANKS TO UCP STAFF

The AAS has issued a statement of thanks to the staff of the University of Chicago Press. The statement is included below and has been delivered directly to UCP staff by the UCP management.

As the American Astronomical Society makes the transition to a new publisher of its journals, we want to acknowledge the richness and depth of the long history of our journals with the University of Chicago Press.

We particularly want to recognize the dedication of all of the many staff members, both current and former, at the University of Chicago Press who worked as close and dedicated partners with us as we moved both the AAS and UCP into the modern age of electronic publishing.

We recognize that the change we are undergoing will impose some hardship on the UCP staff whom we value as colleagues. We regret that, and hope that the disruption is minimal, both individually and collectively, and that the future will be bright for all who worked with us.
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2. DPS FLORIDA MEETING CALL FOR PAPERS

300 word abstracts of presentations for the Fall DPS Meeting are being accepted through 27 July.

39th Meeting of the AAS Division for Planetary Sciences
7-12 October 2007
Orlando, Florida

Abstract Deadline: 10 PM EDT, Friday, 27 July 2007
DPS Meeting website: http://physics.ucf.edu/DPS07/

The normal DPS presentation rules apply:

One contributed planetary presentation per person. History, Education and Invited papers do not count as the one contribution.

Nonmembers may only present one time at a DPS Meeting. To implement these rules, abstracts must be submitted through the presenting author's AAS account.
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3. 2008 AAS MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
All updates due: 3 September 2007

Important! Important!

Changes in member information for the Directory must be received in the Executive Office by Tuesday, 3 September 2007!!

To ensure your listing is correct, please take a moment and log into the Member Only website https://members.aas.org/ to review your information. Any changes can be made directly on that page. The Directory is created from the membership database using an automated process so information will be listed as is.
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4. AAS MEMBERSHIP CALENDAR
Deadlines: 3 September 2007

Sponsors and potential sponsors for future AAS calendars are reminded that sponsorship space is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups interested in sponsoring a month may contact Crystal Tinch (crystal at aas.org) for more information and pricing details for the 2008 Calendar. Deadline for sponsorship is 3 September 2007.

The Calendar is free to members, economical for sponsors and invaluable to the community. The Calendar includes important proposal and grant deadlines. Please forward any 2008 deadlines to crystal at aas.org by 3 September 2007.
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5. NOAO SURVEY PROGRAM CALL FOR PROPOSALSLETTERS OF INTENT
Due: 31 July 2007

Proposals for the next round of the NOAO Survey Program are due 15 September 2007. Investigators interested in applying for time under the Survey Program MUST submit a letter of intent (by email to surveys at noao.edu) by 31 July 2007 describing the broad scientific goals of the program, the members and institutions of the survey team, the telescopes and instruments to be requested, the approximate amount of time that will be requested, and the duration of the proposed survey.

For more information, go to www.noao.edu/gateway/surveys/
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6. SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY (SDSS-II)

On June 29, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-II) made publicly available its Sixth Data Release (DR6). DR6 includes deep and uniformly calibrated photometric data in five bands (ugriz) of 287 million objects over 8417 square degrees of sky, as well as optical spectroscopy of over 1,270,000 objects. DR6 includes the first major public release of data from SEGUE (Sloan Extension for Galactic Understanding and Exploration), with 1166 square degrees of additional imaging and spectra of more than 100,000 stellar targets, including measurements of radial velocity, effective temperature, surface gravity, and heavy element abundance. The data and a full description of their attributes may be found on the web at www.sdss.org/dr6 and http://cas.sdss.org/astro.
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7. CARMA (COMBINED ARRAY FOR RESEARCH IN MILLIMETER-WAVE ASTRONOMY)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline: 13 September 2007

Proposals for observations using CARMA during the period 1 January to 30 June 2008 are due on 13 September 2007. CARMA comprises 15 antennas operating at 1mm and 3mm on a 2200m elevation site, Cedar Flat, in the Inyo Mountains of California. Proposals will be accepted for the B, C, and D antenna configurations. These configurations have resolution 0.35", 0.8", 2" at 230 GHz.

CARMA is operated by the Universities of California (Berkeley), Illinois, and Maryland, and the California Institute of Technology, under a cooperative agreement with the University Radio Observatory program of the National Science Foundation. Approximately 30% of the observing time will be awarded to PIs outside the partner universities.

Proposals should be submitted using the electronic form at http://carma.astro.uiuc.edu/proposals/ by 13 September, 2007.  Detailed information, including capabilities to be offered this semester, sensitivities, and proposal submission instructions, may be found at the CARMA website, www.mmarray.org. Questions may also be addressed to Dr. Douglas Bock (dbock at mmarray.org).

Note: CARMA is still under development. From time to time during this period, system upgrades may impact our ability to schedule all advertised combinations of wavelength and array configurations.
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