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AAS Electronic Announcement #177.1 — October 2007

Correction and Additions to AAS Electronic Announcement #177.1

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1. 211TH MEETING OF THE AAS - ABSTRACTS DUE

2. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO SORT PAPERS FOR AAS AUSTIN MEETING

3. NEW SUBMISSIONS FOR AJ

4. SPACE STUDIES BOARD SERIES EVENT

5. NSO OBSERVING PROPOSALS

6. DARK ENERGY RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY

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1. 211TH MEETING OF THE AAS - ABSTRACTS DUE

211th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society
7-11 January 2008, Austin, Texas

Next Wednesday, 17 October 2007 9pm EDT is the deadline for receipt of abstracts (300 word limit) of presentations for the AAS Austin Meeting.

The submission process begins with logging into your AAS member record. If you do not know your AAS login and password, we suggest logging in a few days a head of the deadline to obtain your login information. A  password resetting feature is available.

Reset AAS password:
http://members.aas.org/source/Library/FindPword.cfm

Detailed abstract submission instructions:
http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas211/abstracts_full.php

Abbreviated abstract submission instructions:
http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas211/abstracts.php

Abstract form:
http://members.aas.org/abstracts/

Meeting Announcement
http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas211/

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2. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO SORT PAPERS FOR AAS AUSTIN MEETING

We are seeking volunteers from the general membership to create the program of contributed papers for the Austin Meeting.

With the OASIS abstract system we are able to have sorters electronically sort papers from their own computer, allowing a broader volunteer group. Sorters no longer have to be present in the AAS Executive Office.

Sorting day, Wednesday, 24 October 2007 will start with an orientation/training via conference call. The timing for the conference calls will be based on the volunteer locations. Support staff will be in the AAS Executive Office all day to assist you. Sorting can be completed in one business day.

Of course, sorters are welcome to sort papers in the Executive Office conference room. Just bring your laptop or let us know if we need to provide one for you.

If you are interested, please respond to sorters at aas.org and indicate, by number, which of the following general categories you feel most comfortable in working with. We will use this indication to assure that an appropriate range of expertise is represented.

Scientific Research Papers
1. The Sun
2. The Solar System
3. Extrasolar Planets, Substellar Companions
4. Stars, Cool Dwarfs, Brown Dwarfs
5. Stellar Evolution, Stellar Populations
6. Stellar Atmospheres, Winds
7. Circumstellar Disks
8. Binary Stellar Systems, X-ray Binaries
9. Variable Stars
10. White Dwarfs
11. Pulsars, Neutron Stars
12. Black Holes
13. Evolved Stars, Cataclysmic Variables, Novae, Wolf-Rayet
Phenomena
14. Supernovae
15. Planetary Nebulae, Supernova Remnants
16. Molecular Clouds, HII Regions, Interstellar Medium
17. Dust
18. Star Formation
19. Young Stellar Objects, Very Young Stars, T-Tauri Stars, H-H
Objects
20. Star Associations, Star Clusters - Galactic & Extra-galactic
21. The Milky Way, The Galactic Center
22. Normal Galaxies, Elliptical Galaxies, Spiral Galaxies, Dwarf
Galaxies, Irregular Galaxies
23. Starburst Galaxies
24. AGN, QSO, Blazars
25. Evolution of Galaxies
26. Galaxy Clusters
27. Large Scale Structure, Cosmic Distance Scale
28. Intergalactic Medium, QSO Absorption Line Systems
29. Cosmology
30. Cosmic Microwave Background
31. Dark Matter & Dark Energy
32. Relativistic Astrophysics, Gravitational Lenses & Waves
33. Gamma Ray Bursts
34. Instrumentation: Space Missions
35. Instrumentation: Ground Based or Airborne
36. Catalogs
37. Surveys and Large Programs
38. Computation, Data Handling, Image Analysis
39. Astrobiology
40. Other
71. History - AAS
72. History - Modern
73. History - Ancient
74. History - Other
81. Education - Public Outreach
82. Education - Practice K-12
83. Education - Practice Undergraduate Non-science majors
84. Education - Practice Upper Level Undergraduate and Graduate
85. Education - Education Research
86. Education - Professional Development
87. Education - Other

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3. NEW SUBMISSIONS FOR AJ

When you are ready to send your next AJ paper, please visit http://authors.iop.org/aj, create an account and begin your submission. It is possible to submit a paper without being logged in, although you will be unable to use many features of the online system. After you submit a new manuscript, the AJ office will acknowledge your submission and you will be asked to confirm the details of your account. From your personal author homepage you can monitor the progress of your article, make revisions and check proofs.

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4. SPACE STUDIES BOARD SERIES EVENT

Information: The AAS is a co-sponsor of a series of events organized by the Space Studies Board on the future of Space Science. On 19 October 2007 at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, a session will be held on the Sun-Earth Connection. Details can be found at the following web page: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/ssb/IGY_Durham_event.html

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5. NSO OBSERVING PROPOSALS

The current deadline for submitting observing proposals to the National Solar Observatory is 15 November 2007 for the first quarter of 2008. Information is available from the NSO Telescope Allocation Committee at P.O. Box 62, Sunspot, NM 88349 for Sacramento Peak facilities (sp at nso.edu) or P.O. Box 26732, Tucson, AZ 85726 for Kitt Peak facilities (nsokp at nso.edu). Instructions may be found at www.nso.edu/general/observe/. A web-based observing-request form is at http://www2.nso.edu/cgi-bin/nsoforms/obsreq/obsreq.cgi. Users' Manuals are available at http://nsosp.nso.edu/dst/ for the SP facilities and http://nsokp.nso.edu/ for the KP facilities. An observing-run evaluation form can be obtained at ftp://ftp.nso.edu/observing_templates/evaluation.form.txt.

Proposers are reminded that each quarter is typically oversubscribed,and it is to the proposer's advantage to provide all information requested to the greatest possible extent no later than the official deadline. Observing time at National Observatories is provided as support to the astronomical community by the National Science Foundation.

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6. DARK ENERGY RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY

The Department of Energy has announced a funding opportunity, "Discovering the Nature of Dark Energy," for FY 2008. The solicitation and information is available at the following web sites.

 

For DOE labs: www.science.doe.gov/grants/LAB08_06.html

For all others: www.sc.doe.gov/grants/FAPN08-06.html

Contact Kathy Turner (Kathy.Turner at science.doe.gov) if you have any questions about the announcement.

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