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AAS Electronic Announcement #233 - June 2012

Mailed 08 June 2012

CONTENTS:
1. AAS 2013 PRIZE NOMINATIONS DUE DATE LOOMING
2. NEW ASSOCIATE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF FOR THE AJ
3. 44TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AAS DIVISION FOR PLANETARY SCIENCE IN RENO, NEVADA
4. ALMA CYCLE 1 CALL FOR PROPOSALS
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1. AAS 2013 PRIZE NOMINATIONS DUE DATE LOOMING

Deadline: 30 June 2012

What's coming at us far sooner than the Perseids meteor shower?

The due date for all nominations and supporting materials for the 2013 AAS Prizes--Saturday, 30 June 2012.

The ancient sage, Hillel the Elder said, "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what good am I? And if not now, when?"

In that spirit, we urge you to self-nominate yourself for the Warner and/or Pierce Prizes, if you're eligible.

Email your nominations, letters of support and ancillary materials to: G. Fritz Benedict, the AAS Secretary (aassec@aas.org).

No need to send paper copies; electronic submissions are preferred.

All the instructions and guidelines are found here: http://aas.org/prizes/nominations.
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2. NEW ASSOCIATE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF FOR THE AJ

The Astronomical Journal is pleased to announce that Professor Ata Sarajedini of the Department of Astronomy, University of Florida has joined the AJ editorial team as the Associate Editor-in-Chief. Professor Margaret Hanson, our current Associate Editor-in-Chief, will be retiring from the AJ after eight years of service to take up full-time duties as the Associate University Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati. It is a pleasure to thank Margaret for her service with the AJ.
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3. 44TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AAS DIVISION FOR PLANETARY SCIENCE IN RENO, NEVADA

14-19 October 2012
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

Important Dates
Early Registration: 30 June - 23 July 2012
Abstract Submission Deadline: 9:00 pm ET, Thursday, 19 July 2012
Regular Registration: 24 July - 3 September 2012
Late Abstract Submission Deadline: 12:00noon ET, Monday, 3 September 2012
Public Workshop Meeting Request Deadline: 3 September 2012
Late Registration: 4 - 26 September 2012
Hotel Reservations Deadline: 20 September 2012
Onsite Registration: 14 - 19 October 2012

DPS Reno Call for Papers
The 44th Meeting of the DPS in Reno, NV has a great line up of Invited talks, Workshops, and Events, and now is your chance to be a part of it! The deadline to submit abstracts is Thursday , 19 July 2012, 9:00pm ET.

Full abstract instructions and submission form is available at http://www.psi.edu/dps12/abs.shtml

Abstract correspondence originates from abstractsonline.com. Please set your spam filters to allow email from abstractsonline.com.

300-word abstracts may be submitted by uploading word processing files, cutting and pasting or typing directly into the abstract form. A character pallet of common symbols is provided.

Reno Hotel Information
DPS has secured fantastic hotel room rates at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino! Your stay at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino includes complimentary transportation to/from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Booking within the DPS room block will ensure that your daily resort fee is waived.

Grand Sierra Guestrooms: Single and Double Rooms $94
Government Rate: Single and Double Rooms $94
Luxury Summit Guestrooms: Single and Double Rooms $120

To make a reservation, call 1-800-648-5080 and reference the "DPS Annual Meeting." You may also use the custom online DPS reservatipn page at https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=3192976.
Reservations made through the Grand Sierra homepage will not guarantee you the DPS Meeting rate.

The deadline to make reservations is 20 September 2012. Booking outside of our reserved block results in significant increase in meeting costs for everyone.

Calling all Volunteers!
Participate at the DPS Reno meeting as a volunteer for 16 hours, and receive complimentary registration. This is a great opportunity for undergrads, grads, postdocs, and local amateur astronomers at our meetings: to supervise sessions, help at registration, usher at events, and various other odd (but greatly appreciated) jobs. This is a great chance to meet and mingle with your peers, get up to date on the newest science, and pick up some cool freebies in the Exhibit Hall. Sign up today at http://aas.org/meetings/dps/volunteer_form
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4. ALMA CYCLE 1 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The ALMA Director, on behalf of the partner organizations and all the personnel in Chile, East Asia, Europe and North America involved in bringing ALMA to Early Science readiness, is pleased to issue the Cycle 1 Call for Proposals.

Members of the astronomy community are invited to propose scientific programs to be scheduled within the ALMA Early Science Cycle 1 period, which is expected to start on January 1, 2013. This provides an
important opportunity for Early Science from this cutting edge facility. The Cycle 1 period will span 10 months and any astronomer may submit proposals.

The full Call, and all information and tools relevant for proposal preparation, are available at the ALMA Science Portal, http://almascience.org. The proposal submission deadline is 12 July 2012 (15:00 UT).

The ALMA Helpdesk is accessed through the Science Portal. User support is provided in North America by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)--North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC), which
also provides face-to-face support: http://science.nrao.edu/facilities/alma.
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