AAS Electronic Announcement #99 -- JULY 2001
[Mailed from aas.org at 3:55pm 5 JULY 2001]
- DALGARNO TO RETIRE AS APJ LETTERS EDITOR
- DIRECTORY DEADLINE FOR MEMBER AND INSTITUTIONAL UPDATES
- EVLA PLANNING WORKSHOP: DEFINING THE SECOND PHASE
- WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE COLLABORATION (WISC) PROGRAM
- CALL FOR PROPOSALS WITH THE OVRO MILLIMETER-WAVE ARRAY
1. DALGARNO TO RETIRE AS APJ LETTERS EDITOR
Alexander Dalgarno has announced his intention to retire as the Editor of the Astrophysical Journal Letters, effective with the completion of his current term at the end of 2002. He has served as the Letters Editor over most of its existence as a separate journal, and will have completed 29 years in the editorship upon his retirement.
The AAS has initiated a search for a successor as the Letters Editor and the solicitation of applications is on the AAS Job Register at
The search committee would also welcome nominations of well-qualified individuals for this position.
2. DIRECTORY DEADLINE FOR MEMBER AND INSTITUTIONAL UPDATES
3 August 2001
The AAS Membership Directory for 2002 contains information from our member and institutional database as of August 2001. Email to mailto:email@example.com member address information changes and revisions or new material for the institutional listings at the back of the Directory by 3 August 2001.
3. EVLA PLANNING WORKSHOP: DEFINING THE SECOND PHASE
23-25 August 2001, Socorro, NM USA
With the first phase of the Very Large Array Expansion Project now approved for further planning, design, and development, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory will host an open workshop in Socorro on 23-25 August 2001, to define more clearly the second phase of the project. As currently envisioned, Phase II is aimed primarily at a factor 10 increase in the spatial resolution of the VLA, providing few-milliarcsecond images even of thermal sources, and tying the VLA and the VLBA together to give superb sensitivity and imaging capability on still smaller scales. Other goals include an expansion to lower frequencies (say, 300-1000 MHz) and a super-compact `E' configuration for neither are the means for reaching them. We want the community's help in deciding where to focus our efforts.
The workshop will include both technical and scientific discussions, to develop a comprehensive vision of the future of the EVLA, and its place in global radio astronomical development over the next several decades. We're limited to about 100 people, so please register
Registration and other information may be obtained via the workshop Web site
or by sending e-mail to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Michael Rupen, Chair of the SOC/LOC
Rick Perley, EVLA Project Scientist
Peter Napier, EVLA Project Manager
4. WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE COLLABORATION (WISC) PROGRAM
Next Deadline: 15 July 2001
The Women's International Science Collaboration (WISC) Program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and administered by the Program on Europe and Central Asia of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The goal of this Program is to increase the participation of women as PIs and co-PIs in international research projects. This program provides grants to individual US scientists who plan to establish new research partnerships with their colleagues in Central/Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union (NIS).
The grant, up to $4,000, will provide travel and living support for the US woman scientist and, when appropriate, an additional grant of $4,000 to her American male or female co-PI.
Men and women scientists who have their Ph.D.s or equivalent research experience are eligible to apply. Applications from male co-PIs must be accompanied by an application from a female co-PI as part of a US research team. They must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US. Male and female graduate students (Ph.D. candidates) are also eligible to apply, if they will be conducting research in an established Ph.D. program in the US and will be traveling with their Ph.D. advisor and will serve as co-PI on future proposals.
Both the Grant Application Form and the Proposed Budget Form can be downloaded from our webpage at:
For questions or hardcopies of the forms, please contact (preferably by e-mail):
Fax: (202) 289-4958
15 July 2001 (notification by October 15)
15 January 2002 (notification by April 15)
5. CALL FOR PROPOSALS WITH THE OVRO MILLIMETER-WAVE ARRAY
Proposals Due: 5 September 2001
The California Institute of Technology invites observing proposals for the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) six element millimeter wave interferometer. The proposal deadline is 5 PM PDT, 5 September 2001 for observations between October 2001 through January 2002. 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
Questions concerning the interferometer or proposal submission may be directed toward John Carpenter at mailto:email@example.com (phone: 626-395-4024).
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