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AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #52 4/98

[Mailed from aas.org at 2:45 1 April 1998]

CONTENTS

  1. SAN DIEGO ABSTRACT DEADLINE
    Wednesday, 8 April 1998, 9pm EDT
  2. CONGRESSMAN BROWN TO OPEN AAS MEETING
  3. IMPORTANT CHANGE IN AAS JOURNALS
  4. COMPARATIVE PLANETARY RESEARCH
    Proposals Due: 13 May 1998
  5. FAR ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROSCOPIC EXPLORER GUEST INVESTIGATOR PROGRAM
  6. ADDITIONS TO MEETING CALENDAR

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1. SAN DIEGO ABSTRACT DEADLINE
Wednesday, 8 April 1998, 9pm EDT

Abstracts for presentations at the June AAS Meeting in San Diego, CA are due in the Executive Office next Wednesday, 8 April. See the online Meeting Announcement for further instructions.

http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas192/prelim/prelim.html

If you submit your abstract using the web form, you will notice we are experimenting with a previewer. The previewer is designed for checking administrative information and LaTeX syntax. The LaTeX translations will be done at a later date and will appear in the published versions of your abstract.

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2. CONGRESSMAN BROWN TO OPEN AAS MEETING

Congressman George Brown (D-CA) has agreed to speak to the AAS meeting Monday, 8 June at 8:30am. This should be a speech worth hearing. Known as one of the most thoughtful men in Congress, Representative Brown has been a longtime friend of science. He is currently the Ranking Minority Member of the House Science Committee. The meeting schedule has been rearranged to accommodate the Congressman's need to return to Washington for an important vote. The exact title of the speech has not been finalized at this time.
-- Peter B. Boyce --

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3. IMPORTANT CHANGE IN AAS JOURNALS

Beginning with the 1998 January Astronomical Journal, the 1998 June 10 Astrophysical Journal (Parts 1 and 2), and the 1998 July Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, the journals will be printed on matte coated paper stock, making separate plate sections unnecessary. The material formerly found in the plate section at the end of each issue will be included within the text of each article. The Astrophysical Journal Letters will continue to be limited to four journal pages of text, tables, and figures (including what were previously called plates).

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4. COMPARATIVE PLANETARY RESEARCH
Proposals Due: 13 May 1998

The NSF and NASA have jointly announced a funding opportunity on the "Origin and Evolution of Terrestrial-Planet Atmospheres."

The Dear Colleague Letter can be found on the NSF web site at:
www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf9871

The corresponding NASA Research Announcement can be found on the NASA web site at:
www.hq.nasa.gov/office/oss/nra/98-oss-04/

The agency contacts are: Dr. Vernon Pankonin, Division of Astronomical Sciences, NSF (vpankonin@nsf.gov, 703-306-1826); Dr. Sunanda Basu, Division of Atmospheric Sciences, NSF (sbasu@nsf.gov, 703-306-1529); or Dr. Jay Bergstralh, NASA (jay.bergstralh@hq.nasa.gov, 202-358-0313)

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5. FAR ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROSCOPIC EXPLORER GUEST INVESTIGATOR PROGRAM

The NASA Research Announcement (NRA) for the Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) Cycle 1 Guest Investigator Program has been released. The NRA, electronic proposal template, and other information of interest to prospective proposers are available at:

http://fusewww.gsfc.nasa.gov/fuse/

Letters of intent are due 9 April 1998, but are not required to propose for observing time. Full proposals are due 8 May 1998.

Please note that on 16 March 1998 an updated version of the FUSE Observer's Guide (V1.1) was posted on the FUSE Science Center web site:

http://fuse.pha.jhu.edu/

NASA has recently decided to reschedule the FUSE launch from October 1998 to February/March 1999. This change does not effect the Cycle 1 proposal deadlines.

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6. ADDITIONS TO MEETING CALENDAR

These meetings were not included in the March Newsletter's Calendar.


Second International LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) Symposium
6-9 July 1998 -- Caltech, Pasadena, CA
Abstract Deadline: May 1, 1998.
Contact: Bill Folkner (William.Folkner@jpl.nasa.gov)
http://sideshow.jpl.nasa.gov/lisa


9th Annual Maryland October Astrophysics Conference
"After the Dark Ages: When Galaxies Were Young (the Universe at 2<z<5)"
12-14 October 1998 -- College Park, MD
Contact: Susan Lehr (october@astro.umd.edu)
http://www.astro.umd.edu/october/

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