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AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #38

AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #38 4/97

[Mailed from aas.org at 5:25 PM ET, 8 April 1997]

CONTENTS

  1. ABSTRACT DEADLINE WEDNESDAY, 9 APRIL
  2. EVENING AT SCIWORKS AT THE WINSTON-SALEM MEETING
  3. CAREERS WORKSHOP AT THE WINSTON-SALEM MEETING
  4. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL GRANT PROGRAM CANCELED
  5. SOFIA INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
  6. COMPTON GAMMA RAY OBSERVATORY GUEST INVESTIGATOR PROGRAM
  7. ROSAT GUEST OBSERVER PROGRAM
  8. IAU EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE
  9. ANNUAL REVIEWS DISCOUNT

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1. ABSTRACT DEADLINE WEDNESDAY, 9 APRIL 1997

We are accepting abstracts of presentations for the Winston-Salem Meeting until 9pm tomorrow, 9 April 1997. Abstract information is posted at:

http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas190/prelim/abstracts.html

Exhibits are closing on Wednesday evening. So to avoid being scheduled into the Thursday late display sessions please submit  your abstract on-time.
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2. EVENING AT SCIWORKS AT THE WINSTON-SALEM MEETING

A very exciting evening at the SciWorks Science and Nature Center is planned for the Winston-Salem Meeting. The Center is supporting the American Astronomical Society with a dessert reception on Monday, 9 June. Transportation will be provided as a courtesy of the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Please check the AAS Homepage - Meetings for an updated write-up on this fun event. If you have not already registered, please indicate on your registration form that you will be attending. There is no charge. If you have already registered,  please contact Diana Alexander (diana@aas.org) at the Executive  Office to reserve a place. We need a headcount for planning this  evening.

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3. CAREERS WORKSHOP AT THE WINSTON-SALEM MEETING
1 pm on Sunday, 8 June

The workshop consists of an approximately three-hour session on placement tools and job-search skills, followed by a session of personalized consultations on individual resumes, job search problems, and interview questions and practice.

Attendance is limited and on a first-come basis. Reservations must be made through the AAS Executive Office, by mail or jobworkshop@aas.org. A fee of $15 is charged for participation in this workshop and credit  card or check payment should accompany the registration. Please note  this is a separate registration process from registration for the meeting.

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4. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL GRANT PROGRAM CANCELED

The AAS was advised in early April that the National Science Foundation will be unable to fund the International Travel Grant Program in 1997. We hope to resume this valuable program in 1998, and apologize for any inconvenience that the delay in obtaining this information may have caused potential applicants.

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5. STRATOSPHERIC OBSERVATORY FOR INFRARED ASTRONOMY (SOFIA)
Instrument Development Program
USRA ID# CFP97-001

Proposal Due Date: July 15, 1997

The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is releasing a USRA research annoucnement (USRA ID# CFP97-001) that solicits proposals for scientific instruments on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. A detailed description of the areas of interest and specific guidance for proposal preparation are available electronically on the USRA website:

http://sofia-usra.arc.nasa.gov

Further information and paper copies of the Call for Proposals (CFP) are available from: J. Kolonko, Science Administrator, UCLA, Department of Physics & Astronomy, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, California, 90095 Ph: 310-206-4548, Fax: 310-206-1091 E-mail: kolonko@physics.ucla.edu This opportunity will be open through 15 July 1997. Participation in this program is open to all categories of organizations: industry, educational institutions, other nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, and other U.S. government agencies.

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6. COMPTON GAMMA RAY OBSERVATORY GUEST INVESTIGATOR PROGRAM
NRA 97-OSS-05

Proposals for cycle seven of the mission are due 12 June 1997.
Additional opportunities exist for analysis of Phase 1 - 4 data.
See Research Opportunities:

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

Scientific inquires should be directed to Alan Bunner, abunner@hq.nasa.gov.

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7. ROSAT GUEST OBSERVER PROGRAM
NRA 97-OSS-01

Proposals are being accepted through 16 June 1997.
See Research Opportunities:

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

The technical contact is Robert Petre, petre@lheavx.gsfc.nasa.gov

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8. IAU DEADLINES APPROACHING
223rd General Assembly, Kyoto, Japan, 17-30 August 1997

The IAU early registration deadline is 30 April 1997. Authors of poster paper must be registered by 15 June 1997.

The deadline for Poster Abstracts has passed but we have been notified  that at least one session still has room for poster papers (SPS2
Highlights of the ISO Mission). We cannot collect information on each session or joint discussion so please see the IAU website for details.

http://www.tenmon.or.jp/iau97/

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9. ANNUAL REVIEWS DISCOUNT

For the first time the AAS will be offering a discount for the Annual Reviews of Astronomy & Astrophysics. Details  will be posted on the Web in May and will be included in the  June Newsletter.

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