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AAS Electronic Announcement #181 — February 2008

AAS Electronic Announcement #181 - February 2008

[Mailed from aas.org on 12 February 2008]

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CONTENTS:

1. ST. LOUIS PRESENTERS SHOULD VERIFY MEMBER STATUS NOW

2. EARLY REGISTRATION FOR THE ST. LOUIS MEETING

3. 2008 AAS MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

4. 2007 ANNUAL REVIEWS

5. SUBMILLIMETER ARRAY CALL FOR PROPOSALS

6. CARMA CALL FOR PROPOSALS

7. FORGING THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE

8. PROPOSERS LESSONS LEARNED WORKSHOP

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1. ST. LOUIS PRESENTERS SHOULD VERIFY MEMBER STATUS NOW

If you received this message directly from the AAS then you are a current AAS Member or a current Society of Physics Students Affiliate Member. We ask AAS Members to assist us in communicating the abstract/membership rules to their nonmember students and colleagues. It is much easier to join now then on the abstract deadline.

The St. Louis abstract deadline is 9pm, Wednesday, 12 March 2008. The Meeting will be held 1-5 June 2008.

The AAS Council specifies the following regulations for submission and presentation of papers at an AAS meeting:

Current Members Only
*Any member of the AAS may submit a paper. You can verify member status in the Public Directory (http://members.aas.org/directory/public_directory.cfm) or Members-Only Directory, (http://members.aas.org/).

*Former members must reinstate their membership
(http://www.aas.org/membership/membership.php#reinstate).

*The presenter must be listed as the first author on the paper.

*The presenting/first author must register for the meeting.

Dissertations for Members Only

*Students or graduates wishing to submit Dissertation Abstracts must be accepted for membership in the AAS by the abstract deadline (http://www.aas.org/membership/membership.php#join).

One Time as Nonmember

*Nonmembers may present one paper at one AAS meeting if the abstract is countersigned by a Full Member; and they register for the meeting at the nonmember rate. Registration and abstract submission are separate processes. Registration does not have to be submitted by the abstract deadline but must be completed 30 days prior to the meeting.

*If an Undergraduate Guest gives a paper, he/she does so as a nonmember and is subject to the usual rules governing presentation of papers by nonmembers.

*Society of Physics Student Affiliates are considered nonmembers for abstract submission but may register at the Junior rate.

*Subsequent papers will be accepted only if the nonmember successfully applies for membership in the Society (http://www.aas.org/membership/membership.php#join).

One Paper Per Meeting

*You may only present one paper (whether oral or poster) at a meeting, with the exceptions listed below. You may co-author several papers but may be the first author and presenter for only one paper.

* The following exceptions do not count as your "one" paper. You may still be the first author and presenter for an additional contributed scientific research paper. Exceptions: Prize Lectures, Plenary and Parallel Invited Talks, Contributed education papers, Contributed historical papers, and papers for working group meetings.

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2. EARLY REGISTRATION FOR THE ST. LOUIS MEETING

Registration is now open for the 212th AAS Meeting, St. Louis, MO, 1-5 June 2008. Online: www.aas.org/aas212threg/ Phone: 202-328-2010 ext. 110 Fax: 202-234-7850 Register by 31 March to receive the discounted rate.

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3. 2008 AAS MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

Important! Important!

Changes in member information for the Directory must be received in the Executive Office by Friday, 22 February 2008!!

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. 2007 ANNUAL REVIEWS

The 2007 Annual Reviews Publications, including the Annual Reviews of Astronomy and Astrophysics are now available for AAS members. To take advantage of the discounted rate log into the AAS members only website and complete the order form.

Also, please remember that you can now renew your membership dues online. If you have not renewed your 2008 dues, do so today to avoid additional fees.

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5. SUBMILLIMETER ARRAY CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Deadline: 13 March 2008

The Submillimeter Array (SMA), the radio interferometer on Mauna Kea built by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, makes available a fraction of the observing time to principal investigators from the astronomical community worldwide.

The proposal deadline is 2008 March 13 for the observing semester 2008 May 16 through November 15. SMA comprises of eight 6-m antennas operating at 230 GHz, 345 GHz, 420GHz and 690 GHz bands. More information, technical details, and instructions and tools for proposal preparation and submission can be found at http://sma1.sma.hawaii.edu/, the SMA Observer Center web site.

Questions or comments regarding the Call for Proposals can also be addressed to propose at sma.hawaii.edu

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6. CARMA CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Deadline: 13 March 2008

Proposals for observations using the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA) during the period 1 July to 30 December 2008 are due on 13 March 2008. 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, D, and E antenna configurations. These configurations have resolution 0.35" to 5" 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. Detailed information, including capabilities to be offered this semester, sensitivities, and proposal submission instructions, may be found at the CARMA website, http://www.mmarray.org/

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7. FORGING THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE

The next event in the ongoing series "Forging the Future of Space Science: The Next 50 Years" will take place at The University of Texas at Austin on 20 February 2008. Our very own J. Craig Wheeler is moderating the 3:15pm panel session. The University would like interested members to register for the event. Please see www7.nationalacademies.org/ssb/IGY_Austin_event.html for additional information.

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8. PROPOSERS LESSONS LEARNED WORKSHOP

The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) at NASA Headquarters has initiated an effort to simplify NASA Announcements of Opportunity (AOs). To support this effort, SMD is planning a Proposers Lessons Learned Workshop for proposers to the recent Discovery, Mars Scout, and Small Explorer (SMEX) AOs. The workshop will be held on 28-29 February 2008.

This workshop will provide critical feedback to NASA on the AO process and on improving future AOs. The workshop will focus on the experience and lessons learned by proposers from the Discovery and Mars Scout 2006 proposal cycles, and also the recently completed SMEX proposal cycle. Additional information on the workshop (location, registration information, agenda, etc.) will be posted at http://sso.larc.nasa.gov/aosimplification.html as soon as it is available.

For further information on the workshop or AO Simplification, please email Paul Hertz, NASA Headquarters, at aosimplify at nasa.gov.

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