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CONTENTS:
1. AAS 2010 PRIZE WINNERS
2. 2010 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
3. AAS ELECTION ELECTRONIC VOTING/PAPER BALLOTS
4. AAS CALENDAR CORRECTIONS
5. SPARK - THE EDUCATION NEWSLETTER
6. AAS APPAREL FROM LANDS' END BUSINESS OUTFITTERS
7. FERMI GAMMA-RAY SPACE TELESCOPE CYCLE 3 GI PROGRAM
8. CARMA CALL FOR SEMESTER 2010B OBSERVING PROPOSALS
9. AAVSONET CALL FOR PROPOSALS
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1. AAS 2010 PRIZE WINNERS

Congratulations to the following prize winners announced at the AAS Society Banquet on 5 January 2010.

Margaret J. Geller - Henry Norris Russell Lectureship
Anna Frebel - Annie Jump Cannon Award
Tommaso Treu - Newton Lacy Pierce Prize
Scott Ransom - Helen B. Warner Prize
Drake Deming - Beatrice Tinsley Prize
Philip M. Sadler - AAS Education Prize
Donald Hall - Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation
Virginia Trimble - George Van Biesbroeck Prize
Edward Kolb and Michael S. Turner - AAS/AIP Heineman Prize
Robert D. Stephens - 2009 Chambliss Award for Amateur Achievement
Dan Maoz - 2009 Chambliss Award for Writing
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2. 2010 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

The Membership Directory will be published in April 2010. Please make sure your contact information is accurate and your dues are paid in full for 2010 by logging into your AAS member account at members.aas.org.
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3. AAS ELECTION ELECTRONIC VOTING/PAPER BALLOTS

Due: 31 January 2009

Please be reminded that electronic voting will close at midnight EST on 31 January 2010. Paper ballots are due to John Graham, AAS Secretary, by 31 January 2010.
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4. AAS CALENDAR CORRECTIONS

We deeply regret a few errors in the 2010 AAS Membership Calendar that snuck through our review process.

A) The 216th Meeting in Miami is 23-27 May not 23-27 June.

B) Good Friday is Friday, 2 April, and Easter on Sunday, 4 April.

C). The May/June AAS Newsletter deadline is Friday, 9 April.

D). The Annular Solar Eclipse is 15 January.
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5. SPARK - THE EDUCATION NEWSLETTER

Spark, the Education Newsletter of the AAS, is published by the Education Office twice a year - January and June, to coincide with the semi-annual meetings. If you missed the last issue and would like to get it, please send your address to education at aas.org. This is a free subscription to all AAS Members, and if you would like Spark to arrive in your mailbox please email membership at aas.org to request a subscription. Spark is also available for download (PDF) at aas.org/education/spark_pubs.php. To contribute articles please contact the editors, Jake Noel-Storr, and Gina Brissenden at spark at aas.org.
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6. AAS APPAREL FROM LANDS' END BUSINESS OUTFITTERS

Visit the AAS Lands' End Business Outfitters store to purchase items with the AAS logo. http://ces.landsend.com/American_Astronomical_Society

Any item may be embroidered with the AAS logo in your choice of black or white. The logo application fee is $5.95 per item.

You may also shop on Lands' End: landsend.com for products not available through the Business Outfitter portal, but you MUST call in orders (with item numbers) to Business Outfitters at 800-587-1541 and provide the AAS logo number (provided below) to have the AAS logo on your items of choice.

Black logo number: 0952688K
White logo number: 0955967K

Lands' End offers promotions often like free or discounted shipping, discounts on items, or free logo embroidery. These promotions are usually unannounced, so check the website frequently. Items will be shipped directly to you at the address you indicate.
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7. FERMI GAMMA-RAY SPACE TELESCOPE CYCLE 3 GI PROGRAM

Cycle 3 Call for Proposals
Proposal Deadline: 5 February 2010

Cycle 3 Proposals for Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope Guest Investigators are due on 5 February 2010. Selected investigations will begin in the third year of Fermi's science observations, i.e., starting in mid August, 2010.

Researchers can propose analysis of Fermi data, correlated observations at other wavelengths of gamma-ray sources directly relevant to Fermi, theoretical studies directly related to Fermi science and obtain observing time on NRAO and NOAO facilities in support of Fermi related science.

All programmatic and technical information, as well as specific guidelines for proposal preparation, are available electronically at the Fermi Science Support Center.

http://fermi.gsfc.nasa.gov/ssc/proposals/cycle3/

Questions can be addressed to the Fermi Science Support Center Help Desk (email: glasthelp at milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov).
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8. CARMA CALL FOR SEMESTER 2010B OBSERVING PROPOSALS

Deadline: 10 February 2010

CARMA, the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy, is accepting observing proposals for its 2010B semester, from 1 June to 30 November 2010. CARMA comprises 23 antennas operating in the Inyo Mountains of California at an elevation of 2200 meters. Fifteen antennas are equipped with receivers for 3mm and 1mm wavelengths; eight antennas are equipped with receivers for 1cm and 3mm wavelengths.

For the 2010B semester, proposals will be accepted for 15-antenna observations in the C, D, and E configurations, which have resolutions of ~0.8", 2", and 4", respectively, at 230 GHz. Proposals will also be accepted for 8-antenna observations in a compact configuration which is optimized for observations of the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect. CARMA is operated by the Universities of California (Berkeley), Chicago, 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-prop.ncsa.uiuc.edu/proposals/. A detailed description of CARMA is available at http://www.mmarray.org. Questions may also be addressed to Dr. Nikolaus Volgenau (volgenau @ mmarray.org).

The deadline for submitting proposals is 17:00 CST (23:00 UT) on 10 February 2010.
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9. AAVSONET CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The American Association of Variable Star Observers robotic network (AAVSOnet) consists of several fully automatic telescopes primarily located in the Southwestern U.S. We encourage observing proposals by astronomers from both the U.S. and non-U.S. institutions. For instructions on applying for time, and for information regarding the available telescopes, see http://www.aavso.org/news/aavsonet.shtml

Applications for observing time can be submitted at any time; we strongly suggest that any time-critical application be submitted several weeks before the anticipated need. Further information can be obtained from the AAVSO Director, Dr. Arne Henden (arne at aavso.org).
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Items for possible inclusion in this Announcement series should be sent to crystal at aas.org. Keep announcements short and refer readers to sources of additional information.

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