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AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #37 3/97

[Mailed from aas.org at 7:58PM ET 3/10/97]

CONTENTS

  1. DISCOUNTED AIR TRAVEL TO IAU GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  2. OPEN MEETING ON SPACE SCIENCE DATA SYSTEM

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1. DISCOUNTED AIR TRAVEL TO IAU GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Northwest Airlines is providing discounts for travel from cities in the U.S. and Canada to the IAU General Assembly in Kyoto, Japan. Discounts can range from $50 to $200. For more information and a discount coupon send your name and FAX number to Jane Crane at crane@aas.org.

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2. OPEN MEETING ON SPACE SCIENCE DATA SYSTEM
27 March 1997
NASA Headquarters Auditorium
300 E. St. SW Washington, D.C. 20546

An all-day meeting from 9 a.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m. will be held to discuss the concept and approach for the Space Science Data System (SSDS), and to receive feedback and input from potential participants in the activity.

The NASA Space Science Enterprise plans to establish a unified Space Science Data System (SSDS) to improve the quality, accessibility, and usability of NASA's space science data holdings for scientists, educators, and the general public. This will build on and evolve in phases from the current configuration of distributed data systems closely associated with the science community. The formulation and implementation of the SSDS will be led by the science community and draw upon advances in technology to enhance effectiveness and quality of service.

NASA encourages participation at this meeting from the broad set of communities that have a stake in the endeavor, including active science users, data system providers, the private sector, technology innovators, educators and the general public.

The meeting will be conducted as an interactive forum to identify and discuss the key technical and management issues associated with achieving the envisioned SSDS. The concept and approach for SSDS will be presented, as well as synopsis of the current space science data environment. Formal presentations will be limited, however, in order to preserve the majority of time for discussion, feedback, and input from the audience.

To help with logistics and meeting arrangements, please register your intent to attend via email to joe.bredekamp@hq.nasa.gov. Please also include your e-mail, surface mail, and telephone and fax numbers for receiving material prior to the meeting. We also welcome any other comments, questions, and/or suggestions and they should be directed to Joe Bredekamp at that address.

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