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AAS Electronic Announcement #89 -- December 2000

AAS Electronic Announcement #89 -- DEC 2000

[Mailed from aas.org at 10:45am 13 DEC 2000]

CONTENTS

  1. SAN DIEGO MEETING: HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE TODAY
  2. IMPORTANT NOTICE ON UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS MOVE
  3. AAS SEEKS DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
  4. AAAS-UNESCO SCIENTIFIC ETHICS SURVEY
  5. CALL FOR PROPOSALS WITH THE OVRO MILLIMETER-WAVE ARRAY
  6. FCRAO 14 METER SOLICITS PROPOSALS
  7. AAS NEWSLETTER CALENDAR CORRECTION

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1. SAN DIEGO MEETING: HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE TODAY
13 DECEMBER 2000

Rooms requests for the 197th AAS Meeting, San Diego, CA, 7-11 January 2001 are due today. The hotel form is available online at:

ftp://ftp.aas.org/meetings/aas197/houseform.ps
ftp://ftp.aas.org/meetings/aas197/houseform.pdf

All rooms at the Town and Country have been filled. Reservation forms will automatically be forwarded to the overflow Hotels.

Complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided between the overflow hotels and the Town and Country meeting site.

Room requests received after 13 December will be honored if space is available.

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2. IMPORTANT NOTICE ON UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS MOVE

The University of Chicago Press offices will be closed on Thursday, 4 January and Friday, 5 January as the Press moves to a new building. UCP will reopen on Monday, 8 January 2001. The new address is 1427 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637-2954. There will be no telephone number changes.

EJOURNALS. The online ejournals (ApJ and AJ) will not be affected by this move; the e-journal server will be moved at a later date.

PROOFS. Please do not send in proof corrections, faxes, email or any express packages during the week of 1 January 2001.

APJ SUBMISSIONS. The ApJ FTP site (jrnls-ftp.uchicago.edu) will be unavailable between 6pm Wednesday, 3 January CST and early Monday, 8 January. The ApJ Web Peer Review site (mss.uchicago.edu) will be unavailable from noon Saturday, 6 January CST until early Monday, 8 January. Please note that although the site will remain up during our move, submissions received after noon on Wednesday, 3 January will not be processed until the following week.

DNS CHANGES. In addition to moving to a new building, we are also moving to a new subnet. The DNS changes will take effect at 12:00 am Sunday, 7 January. If you have difficulty reaching our servers by host name after the move, here are the new IP address:

jrnls-ftp.uchicago.edu: 128.135.181.17
mss.uchicago.edu: 128.135.181.18

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. If there are any last minute changes, we will post information at our web site

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu

and at the AAS website http://www.aas.org.

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3. AAS SEEKS DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

The AAS is actively recruiting for the position of Director of Educational activities. Details are in the AAS Job Register at

http://www.aas.org/JobRegister/no11702.html.

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4. AAAS-UNESCO Scientific Ethics Survey

The American Association for the Advancement of Science invites all scientists and engineers to participate in a web-based survey on scientific ethics. This survey is a cooperative project between AAAS and the UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology. The survey seeks to identify ethical issues that advances in science and technology are likely to raise in the
21st century. The survey is composed of only four questions and may be completed online at http://www.nextwave.org.

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5. CALL FOR PROPOSALS WITH THE OVRO MILLIMETER-WAVE ARRAY
Proposals Due: 3pm PST, 12 January 2001

The California Institute of Technology invites observing proposals for the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) 6 element millimeter wave interferometer. The proposal deadline is 3 PM PST, 12 January 2001 for observations between February 2001 through May 2001. The OVRO interferometer operates in the 3mm and 1mm bands, and can achieve an angular resolution between 1-10" in the high, equatorial, low, and compact configurations. Instructions for submitting proposals and technical information about the interferometer can be found
at the OVRO web site at

http://www.ovro.caltech.edu/mm/main.html

Questions concerning the interferometer or proposal submission may be directed to John Carpenter, mailto:jmc@astro.caltech.edu (phone: 626-395-4024).
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6. FCRAO 14 METER SOLICITS PROPOSALS
Proposals Due: 15 January 2001.

The Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory solicits proposals with the FCRAO 14 meter telescope for observations between February and June 2001. The deadline for proposal submission is 15 January 2001. The telescope is equipped with a 16 element focal plane array receiver (SEQUOIA) which is comprised of low noise MMIC amplifiers with SSB receiver noise temperatures of 75 K. The frequency range of the receiver is 85-115 GHz.

More detailed information of FCRAO and proposal instructions are available at

http://www.astro.umass.edu/~fcrao/observer/

Further questions can be addressed to Mark Heyer (mailto:heyer@fermat.astro.umass.edu).

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7. AAS NEWSLETTER CALENDAR CORRECTION

Meeting Date Correction:

"The Dark Universe: Matter, Energy, and Gravity" at Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD will be held 2-5 April 2001. For complete information see

http://ntweb.stsci.edu/sd/darkuniverse/index.html.

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