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AAS Electronic Announcement #78 -- FEB 2000

[Mailed from aas.org at 4:30pm 10 FEB 2000]

CONTENTS

  1. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL GRANTS
  2. SSI EDUCATION WORKSHOP
  3. DDA YOSEMITE ABSTRACTS
  4. KECK/NIRSPEC TIME AVAILABLE TO U.S. COMMUNITY

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1. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL GRANTS
Deadline: 1 March 2000

The AAS is administering grants from the NSF and NASA for travel to the IAU General Assembly.

Additionally, the AAS is administering grants from the NSF for airfare to other international scientific meetings.

Forms were published in the AAS December Newsletter and are available online at:

http://www.aas.org/grants/itg.html

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2. SSI EDUCATION WORKSHOP
Application Deadline: 15 February 2000

For astronomers seriously interested in outreach, especially those involved with large EPO programs, a four day workshop is offered 29 April - 2 May in Boulder, CO. For details, see "Announcements and Upcoming Events" on the AAS Education WWW page.

http://www.aas.org/education/announcements.html

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3. DDA YOSEMITE ABSTRACTS
Deadline: 2 March 2000

Division on Dynamical Astronomy Meeting
Yosemite National Park, California
9-12 April 2000

http://dda.harvard.edu/meetings/yosemite2000/abstracts.html

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4. KECK/NIRSPEC TIME AVAILABLE TO U.S. COMMUNITY

Observing time on the Keck II Telescope with the Near-IR Spectrograph is available to the U.S. community (and other Gemini partners) through a trade of a Gemini InSb infrared array. Three nights will be available in each of the 2000A, 2000B, 2001A, and 2001B semesters; observations will be carried out by Gemini Observatory staff. NIRSPEC is a near-infrared (1-5 micron), cross-dispersed echelle and grating spectrometer with a 1024x1024 Aladdin InSb array detector capable of resolving powers of R~1500-3,000 or R~15,000-75,000. Further information on the instrument and on application procedures is available at

http://www.gemini.edu/sciops/instruments/nirspec/nirspecIndex.html

Applications are due 21 Feb 2000 for observations on 8 April and on 21 March 2000 for observations on 10-11 May.

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