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AAS Electronic Announcement #84 -- July 2000

AAS Electronic Announcement #84 -- JULY 2000

[Mailed from aas.org at 4:55pm 10 JULY 2000]

CONTENTS

  1. HEAD AND DPS ABSTRACTS DUE
  2. CAREER TRAJECTORIES OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
  3. NEW NRC STUDY: FROM QUARKS TO THE COSMOS
  4. HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE CYCLE 10 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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1. HEAD AND DPS ABSTRACTS DUE

Bob Milkey and Kevin Marvel can not accept your abstract at the IAU General Assembly. If you are going to Manchester, please submit your abstract ahead of time.

2000 High Energy Astrophysics Division Meeting
6-10 November 2000
Honolulu, Hawaii
Abstracts Due: Tuesday, 8 August 2000, 9:00pm Eastern Time
http://www.eurekasci.com/

32nd Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences
23-27 October 2000
Pasadena, California
Abstracts Due: Monday, 21 August 2000, 8:00pm Eastern Time
http://www.aas.org/dps2000/

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2. CAREER TRAJECTORIES OF GRADUATE STUDENTS

An open letter to department chairs:

Some time ago, two of us wrote to remind your department and all others awarding Masters and Ph.D. degrees in astronomy to place information about the subsequent career trajectories of your students on the Web. The initial request for this information was dated 12 June 1998, and there was a follow-up request in 1999. (A copy of the original request can be found on the AAS Web site at  http://www.aas.org/education/DeptChair.html).

The letter on the Web site provides detail on the information we want. We also offered to provide a link from the AAS Web site to your site providing these data. We now have that mechanism arranged. We will list on the AAS Web site by the end of July the URL for each department which has prepared the statistics and information requested.

We will do our best to find the appropriate area on your Web site, but if we cannot, we will describe your department situation as "no information available" or "only partial information available at [your URL]." If you believe that listing your department this way is incorrect, please contact mailto:aased@aas.org. Better yet, send mailto:aased@aas.org the URL of the Web site that contains the appropriate data for your department.

Ed Guinan, for the Committee on Employment
Bruce Partridge, for the Astronomy Education Board
Marcia Rieke, for the Committee on Astronomy and Public Policy

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3. NEW NRC STUDY: FROM QUARKS TO THE COSMOS

The NRC is seeking community input for their two-year study "From Quarks to the Cosmos."

Details on the study are available on the NRC Committee on the Physics of Universe website:

http://nationalacademies.org/bpa/projects/cpu.

Phase I is scheduled for completion by September 2000. This phase focuses on key science questions and opportunities for breakthroughs. Mike Turner gave a presentation to and sought input from the AAS at the Rochester Meeting. To add your thoughts and suggestions about key science questions and opportunities send email to mailto:q2c@nas.edu.

Phase II will set priorities for implementation and recommend mechanisms for coordination and cooperation between the NSF,
NASA, and DOE.

This study complements the Decadal Survey.

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4. HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE CYCLE 10 CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Release Date: 14 June 2000
Proposal Deadline: 08 September 2000

NASA and STScI announce the Cycle 10 Call for Proposals for astronomical observations and archival research utilizing the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Participation is open to all categories of organizations, both domestic and foreign, including educational institutions, profit and nonprofit organizations, NASA Centers, and other Government agencies. This solicitation will be open from 14 June 2000 through 08 September 2000 8:00pm EDT, and proposals may be submitted throughout this period.

Specific guidelines for proposal preparation are available at:

http://www.stsci.edu/ftp/proposer/cycle10/announce.html

All programmatic and/or technical information is available at the web site or you can contact the STScI Help Desk, email mailto:help@stsci.edu, phone 410-338-1082.

The submission of proposals for this Cycle is entirely electronic. The Scientific Instruments offered are the Advanced Camera for Surveys, the Fine Guidance Sensor, the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer, the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph, and the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. However, proposers should check the Cycle 10 Announcement Web Page in the period leading up to the proposal deadline for updates on the anticipated details of Servicing Mission SM3B, which will affect the details of Cycle 10.

Results of the selection will be announced in mid to late December 2000.

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