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AAS Electronic Announcement #220 - May 2011

Date Emailed: 17 May 2011

CONTENTS:

1. STILL TIME TO PROVIDE YOUR INPUT TO THE REMEMBERING JOHN HUCHRA SESSION
2. HERSCHEL OPEN TIME PROPOSAL OPPORTUNITY: AO CYCLE DATES FIXED
3. IPAC 6-MONTH VISITING GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION
DEADLINE: 15 JULY 2011
4. DR. ALLAN SANDAGE: THE END OF AN ERA
5. KEPLER ATTENDANCE SURVEY
6. TIME TO INVENT CLUB
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1. STILL TIME TO PROVIDE YOUR INPUT TO THE REMEMBERING JOHN HUCHRA SESSION

The Boston meeting will include a special session on Tuesday afternoon, "Remembering John Huchra". Richard Green will be making a presentation on "John's Personal Influence on Colleagues and Friends". If you have a reminiscence and/or a digital image that you would like to include, please send them to rgreen@lbto.org. He will make the collection available for John's family and the contributors. Many others will also be presenting at this session, be sure to check the Boston meeting program (http://aas.org/meetings/aas218/science_program) for the full list of presenters.
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2. HERSCHEL OPEN TIME PROPOSAL OPPORTUNITY: AO CYCLE DATES FIXED

The schedule for the second in-flight AO cycle (AO-2) has been decided upon. Like the previous AO cycles it will consist of an initial guaranteed time phase (GT2), followed by an open time (OT2) phase. GT2 was released on 7 April 2011 with proposal submission deadline on 12 May 2011, while OT2 will be released on 9 June 2011 with the ESA proposal submission deadline on 15 September 2011. AO-2 is the last Herschel AO cycle for observing time proposals. The NASA Herschel Science Center will issue a NASA Call for Funding proposal on 9 June 2011 (same day as the ESO AO) with a proposal deadline of 23 September 2011.

For more details, please visit the NASA Herschel Science Center web pages to monitor further announcements at the URL https://nhscsci.ipac.caltech.eduand sign up for the NHSC Newsletter at (instructions on how to sign up). We strongly encourage you to also sign up with the NHSC Helpdesk at the URL http://nhsc.ipac.caltech.edu/helpdesk/index.php.
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3. IPAC 6-MONTH VISITING GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 JULY 2011

The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech announces the availability of several six-month graduate student fellowships for 2011/12. The program is designed to allow students from other institutions to visit IPAC-Caltech and perform astronomical research in close association with a IPAC staff member. Research projects cover a wide range of topics from work on extrasolar planets, studies of the early stages of star formation in dark clouds, to nearby and distant galaxies with Spitzer, WISE, Herschel and Planck. For full details of the program and the projects being offered this year, please visit the project wiki page at https://nhscsci.ipac.caltech.edu/sc/index.php/Main/IVGRF11.
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4. DR. ALLAN SANDAGE: THE END OF AN ERA

Carnegie Observatories is hosting an event to commemorate Dr. Allan Sandage (1926-2010) and his scientific accomplishments. The event will be held at The Huntington Library in San Marino, CA on 10 June 2011. Dr. Sandage was one of the most prolific and influential astronomers of the second half of the twentieth century, publishing more than 500 refereed papers. He made fundamental contributions in many areas including stellar evolution, the formation of the Milky Way, the discovery of quasars, and measurements of the size and age of the universe. For more information on this event, please visit http://obs.carnegiescience.edu.
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5. KEPLER ATTENDANCE SURVEY

The First Kepler Science Conference is 5-9 December 2011 at NASA Ames Research Center: http://kepler.nasa.gov/Science/ForScientists/keplerconference/

If you might attend, please complete a brief survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TKSPKMG

Thank you,
Matt Holmann
Chair, Science Organizing Committee
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6. TIME TO INVENT CLUB

The Time to Invent Club is an invention-based mentoring program developed by WGBH (Boston's PBS station) and funded by the Lemelson Foundation. Fifth graders participate in fun, hands-on invention activities that spark their interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). WGBH piloted the program in over 40 afterschool sites serving underserved kids in Massachusetts and Indiana during a two-year period. The FREE activity guide can now be downloaded from the web, and educators or volunteer STEM professionals and college students can lead the program. Activities can be implemented in a variety of educational settings such as afterschools, camps, or classrooms. Visit www.timetoinvent.org to get additional program information and to download the activity guide. Time to Invent is also on Facebook. If you have any questions, please contact timetoinvent@wgbh.org.
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