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AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #28

AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #28
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CONTENTS

  1. HAYSTACK OBSERVATORY CALL FOR PROPOSALS
  2. NEW AURA POSTING ON FUTURE OF SMALLER TELESCOPES
  3. ASP ESTABLISHING SMALL COLLEGE NETWORK
  4. RANGER RICK LOOKING FOR LOST ALUMNI
  5.  NASA OFFICE OF SPACE SCIENCE HOMEPAGES

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1. HAYSTACK OBSERVATORY CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Next deadline: 1 October 1996

Haystack Observatory invites proposals for the use of the 37-m radio telescope for observations in the following wavelength bands: 3-mm (85-115 GHz), 7-mm (35-49 GHz), and 1.3-cm (21-25 GHz). All available time for radio astronomy will be allocated on the basis of scientific merit and suitability to the instrumentation, and visitors will be expected to operate the telescope for their observations.

Information about the capabilities and operations of the Haystack telescope and procedures for proposal submission are available on the Haystack Observatory home page at

http://www.haystack.edu/haystack

Questions regarding Haystack proposals and operations may be addressed to jab@newton.haystack.edu.

Deadlines for submission of proposals are:
1 October 1996
1 January 1997
1 April 1997.

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2. NEW AURA POSTING ON FUTURE OF SMALLER TELESCOPES

To the users of NOAO / Members of the AAS:

The purpose of this note is to call your attention to the posting of a new AURA statement at

http://www.aura.noao.edu/aura/forum

The new material is a call to the community to participate in a process of defining the future for the smaller telescopes at Kitt Peak National Observatory and planning for continued community
access to telescopes in the northern hemisphere. The posting also announces two relevant meetings: a workshop on the role of small telescopes being hosted by Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff
in October, and a session hosted by AURA to be held in conjunction with the AAS meeting in Toronto in January. For information about these, or to indicate interest, check the www posting, or write to rlm@lowell.edu about the October workshop or lwillson@iastate.edu about the Toronto session. You may also get a copy of the posted materials sent to you automatically by sending email to auraforum_info@noao.edu.

Lee Anne Willson
Chair, AURA Observatories Council

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3. ASP ESTABLISHING SMALL COLLEGE NETWORK

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is establishing a network of instructors who teach astronomy in community colleges or in small colleges where research activities are not required of faculty.

With the help of a small grant from NASA's IDEA program, the Society is starting by surveying such instructors, establishing a mailing list for exchanging information, and holding meetings where issues of mutual interest can be discussed. We particularly want to encourage those instructors who only teach astronomy part time to become members of the network.

Any instructor who has not yet received a survey form may request it by e-mailing or writing the undersigned. (We ask that you include your full mailing address in any e-mail message.)

Andrew Fraknoi
fraknoi@admin.fhda.edu

A.S.P.
390 Ashton Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112

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4. RANGER RICK LOOKING FOR LOST ALUMNI

Ranger Rick magazine--the children's nature magazine of the National Wildlife Federation--is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 1997. We're looking for our lost alumni. Did you grow up on Ranger Rick? Do you feel it influenced your career choice? If so, could you tell us about it? We're especially looking for any memories you have of the magazine, activities that you did, articles or topics you remember, animals you first met on its pages, photos that stuck in your mind, etc. Letters may be printed in the magazine. C'mon--tell our young readers what happens when a Ranger Rick reader grows up! Send your response to churchman@nwf.org

Deborah Churchman
National Wildlife Federation
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5. NASA OFFICE OF SPACE SCIENCE HAS NEW THEMATIC HOME PAGES

The NASA Office of Space Science (OSS) under the direction of Wes Huntress has four major thematic areas for research and technology. Each theme has a director, and each theme has a home page.

Office of Space Science Wes Huntress
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/oss
Structure and Evolution of the Universe Alan Bunner
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/astrophysics/SEUSmain_page.html
Astronomical Origins and the Search for Planets Ed Weiler
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/oss/origins/Origins.html
Solar System Exploration Jurgen Rahe
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/solar_system/
The Sun-Earth Connection George Withbroe
http://umbra.nascom.nasa.gov/spd/

We encourage the astronomical community to check these WWW pages to follow the
progress as these theme directors develop strategies for future NASA missions.

Details for current programs may be obtained from:

Research Program Management Division Henry Brinton
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/oss/codesr/
Advanced Technology Division Peter Ulrich
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/oss/osstech/techhome.htm
Payload and Mission Development Division Ken Ledbetter
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/oss/ossdevl/devlhome.htm

Current NASA Research Announcements are available at:

http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/oss/research.htm


[Editor's Note: At press time the OSS server was down, if www.hq.nasa.gov does not respond you can use venus.hq.nasa.gov.]

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