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AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #31 10/96
[Mailed from aas.org at 10 Oct 96 05:05pm EDT]
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CONTENTS

  1. NOVEMBER WORKSHOPS ON GRADUATE EDUCATION IN ASTRONOMY: Correction to List of Keynote Speakers
  2. 1997 AAS DIRECTORY BEING MAILED SOON: Domestic Copies are Mailed Third-Class
  3. NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: Due 7 November 1996
  4. HIGH ALTITUDE, LARGE TELESCOPE SITE AVAILABLE

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1. NOVEMBER WORKSHOPS ON GRADUATE EDUCATION IN ASTRONOMY
Correction to List of Keynote Speakers

In AAS Electronic Announcement #30 Marye Anne Fox was incorrectly listed as the keynote speaker at the East regional workshop. Fox will be speaking at the West workshop in Tucson.

Keynote speakers at the regional workshops will be:

EAST/SOUTH - Neal Lane, Director of the National Science Foundation

MIDWEST - Phillip Griffiths, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study

WEST - Marye Anne Fox, Vice President for Research the University of Texas at Austin and former Director of the National Science Board

Additional information about these workshops can be found at URL

http://earth.ast.smith.edu/ED/grad.html

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2. 1997 AAS DIRECTORY WILL ARRIVE IN NOVEMBER
Domestic Copies are Mailed Third-Class

Your copy of the 1997 AAS Membership Directory should arrive in November. The cover is red on the '97 issue, you can't miss it.

Some high volume mail rooms are discarding third-class and bulk mail because they do not have the manpower to sort it. If you are at a large US government agency or institution you should verify that your mail room is still sorting and delivering third-class mail.

We are aware that the mail room at Goddard Space Flight Center does not automatically deliver third-class mail but they have agreed to deliver the 1997 Directory to the 300+ AAS members at Goddard.

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3. NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Due 7 November 1996

Eligibility: US citizen, national or permanent resident alien;
college seniors, first-year students, and others who have
completed a limited amount of graduate study.

Further information is available through NSF's FastLane on the Web:

http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov
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4. HIGH ALTITUDE, LARGE TELESCOPE SITE AVAILABLE

After a year-long Environmental Assessment, the US Forest Service issued a Decision Notice and Special Use permit to allow the University of Denver to upgrade facilities at Mt. Evans Observatory
(near Georgetown, Colorado, altitude 14,125 feet above sea level).  This permission includes provision for a 4 meter class telescope.

Prospective academic and research partners interested in financing and maximizing this opportunity are hereby solicited. This is a remarkable opportunity for astronomers who have a sense of adventure. Interested persons should contact Prof. Robert Stencel, Dept. Physics & Astronomy, University of Denver, Denver CO 80208 USA; 303-871-2238; rstencel@du.edu.

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