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AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #46

AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #46 11/97

[Mailed from aas.org at 13 November 1997 05:14 pm]

CONTENTS

  1. DC MEETING FINAL PROGRAM ONLINE
  2. SAN DIEGO MEETING SESSIONS PROPOSALS DUE
  3. 1998 AAS DIRECTORY MAILED 17 NOVEMBER
  4. MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION (MRI) PROGRAM
  5. IUE ARCHIVE AT THE SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INSTITUTE

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1. DC FINAL PROGRAM ON-LINE

191st Meeting of the American Astronomical Society
6-10 January 1998 - Washington, DC

The Final Program and abstracts of presentations for the DC meeting are now available on-line. You can access the Program through the AAS Homepage at:

http://www.aas.org/

Click on "Meeting Information" and then "Current Meeting."

Please note that the meeting will open on a Tuesday and run through Saturday.

A paper version of the Final Program will be mailed to all AAS members. The Bulletin of the AAS with the printed abstracts will be distributed at the meeting.

DEADLINE REMINDER:
Late papers 3 December 1997, 9:00pm ET
Early meeting registration 5 December 1997
Hotel registration 10 December 1997

Late papers will be scheduled as displays on Saturday. A list of late papers will be distributed in the Program Update at the meeting.

For further information or assistance, contact the AAS Executive Office at 202-328-2010 or webmaster@aas.org

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2. SAN DIEGO TOPICAL SESSIONS PROPOSALS NOW DUE

Proposals for the June 1998 Meeting Topical Sessions are due in the Executive Office on Monday, 17 November. Information on submitting these proposals was in the August Newsletter and may also be found on the AAS homepage. For further information, contact Diana Alexander, diana@aas.org.

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3. 1998 AAS DIRECTORY MAILED 17 NOVEMBER

The 1998 Membership Directory will be mailed 3rd Class Postage on or about 17 November. Based on last year's experience, we anticipate a delivery time of as much as 30 days to some areas.

We hear that some institutions - for example, some NASA facilities, and the University of Colorado - are no longer accepting 3rd Class mail, in which case, you must make your own arrangements with them to receive the Directory. The AAS cannot provide a second free copy of the Directory if it is discarded by your mail administration. Alert them to it's arrival in December. This year's Directory is a blue-green color in a transparent shrink-wrap.

If, for another reason, your Directory has not been received by 31 January 1998, please email Sharon Savoy (ssavoy@aas.org).

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4. MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION (MRI) PROGRAM
Nathaniel G. Pitts, Director,
Office of Science and Technology Infrastructure
NSF 98-16
Deadline: 30 January 1998

The solicitation for the Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program was posted on the NSF Home page 30 October. Since this publication will not be made available in hard copy, please communicate the following web address to your constituents.

The MRI solicitation can be found at: www.nsf.gov/od/osti

This is an excellent opportunity for NSF to partner with academic institutions for the acquisition of state-of-the-art, high-cost, research instrumentation and for the development of the next-generation research instrumentation. This instrumentation must be accessible for both research and research training purposes thus fostering NSF's core strategy of integrating research and education.

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5. IUE ARCHIVE AT THE SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INSTITUTE
Paolo Padovani, Cathy Imhoff, & Marc Postman (STScI)

Assistance for researchers using archival data from the International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) is now available through the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).

Access to IUE data (both NEWSIPS and IUESIPS) is provided through the same WWW and StarView interfaces used for data in the Hubble Data Archive. In addition, experienced IUE staff members are available to assist researchers. The IUE WWW interface is located at

http://archive.stsci.edu/iue

Links are provided for users to search the IUE catalog, retrieve data, obtain help, and get access to IUE documentation and analysis software.

Please direct any electronic mail inquiries about the IUE archive to archive@stsci.edu.

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An AAS Electronic Announcement is mailed to all members around the 10th of each month. Included are important items that do not fit into the schedule of the AAS Newsletter.

Items for possible inclusion in this announcement series should be sent to johnson@aas.org. Keep announcement short and refer readers to sources of additional information.

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