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AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #53 5/98

[Mailed from aas.org at 2:40pm, 5 May 1998]

CONTENTS

  1. San Diego Meeting Reminders
  2. South Pole Observing Opportunity
  3. NASA Origins of Solar Systems Research Program
  4. Ultraviolet-Optical Space Astronomy Beyond HST
  5. Space Day '98

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1. AAS San Diego Meeting, 7-11 June 1998

Dr. Edwin Goldin and Ms. Susan Stringer of the AIP will present a special session on Job Hunting Skills, on Sunday, 7 June. This is a limited-attendance session to assure personalized attention for the participants. Interested members should see the meeting program for details. The deadline for reserving attendance is 15 May. Requests received after that date will be accomodated on a space-available basis.

Upcoming Deadlines:
Late papers 6 May 1998, 9:00pm ET
Hotel registration 15 May 1998
Early Meeting registration 15 May 1998
Job Hunting Skills Workshop reg. 15 May 1998

For more information:

http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas192/program/index.html

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2. South Pole Observing Opportunity

The Antarctic Submillimeter Telescope and Remote Observatory (AST/RO) invites proposals for use of the 1.7m telescope during the current Austral winter season (now through October 1998). Proposals may be submitted by any qualified astronomer and will be evaluated based on scientific merit. Scheduled observations will be carried out by the AST/RO winterover scientist in residence at South Pole (who will be considered a scientific collaborator on the observations). SIS receivers at 460-492 GHz and 230 GHz will be available, along with two acousto-optical spectrometers (AOS) with 1.07 MHz resolution and 1.1 GHz bandwith, and one AOS with 44 kHz resolution and 64 MHz bandwidth. Proposed observations should take into account the instrumental capability of the AST/RO telescope; most observations at present are in the 492 GHz [CI] line or the 460 GHz J=4-3 CO line at low velocities. Proposals submitted last year will be considered for scheduling early in the season. New proposals sent to the following address before 1 June 1998 will be evaluated by the AST/RO Telescope Allocation Committee for scheduling later in the season: Dr. Adair P. Lane, AST/RO Project Manager, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, MS-78, Cambridge, MA 02138 (or email proposal to: adair@cfa.harvard.edu). Further information about AST/RO may be found at our Web site at

http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/~adair/AST_RO.

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3. Expanded Research Opportunity: The Search for Extrasolar Planets Origins of Solar Systems Program, NASA

A substantial augmentation to the NASA Origins of Solar Systems Research Program will occur in FY99, with the new funds being explicitly limited to the support of ground-based searches for extrasolar planets. Researchers interested in employing a wide range of ground-based search techniques (e.g., radial velocity, astrometry, photometry, microlensing) are encouraged to apply for support. For information, see the website:

http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/oss/nra/98-oss-03/

Note that even though Notices of Intent to propose were due on 6 April, because of this late-breaking announcement, NOI will be accepted past the deadline. However, the deadline for submission of proposals on 5 June 1998 remains firm.

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4. Ultraviolet-Optical Space Astronomy Beyond HST
5-7 August 1998 - Boulder, CO
Contact: uvconf@casa.colorado.edu
WWW: http://casa.colorado.edu/~uvconf/

A conference to discuss ultraviolet-optical space astronomy in the post-Hubble Space Telescope era, ranging from small missions to large-aperture telescopes.

Early registration and abstract submission deadline is 20 June 1998.

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5. Space Day '98

The Embrace Space campaign which is designed to encourage youth to share in the adventure of space and to nurture their love of science, math and technology has named May 21st Space Day '98.

For more information see: www.spaceday.com

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