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AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #55 7/98

[Mailed from aas.org on 9 JULY 1998 at 4:40pm]

CONTENTS

  1. NRC/NAS 2000-2010 DECADAL SURVEY
  2. MT. WILSON GUEST OBSERVERS PROGRAM
  3. EARTHWATCH STUDENT CHALLENGE AWARDS PROGRAM
  4. Reminder: MEMBER DISCOUNT FOR ANNUAL REVIEW OF ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS
  5. "Show me the ... " AREA CODES!
  6. CALENDAR UPDATES

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1. NRC/NAS 2000-2010 DECADAL SURVEY

The National Research Council's new decadal survey of astronomy and astrophysics is in its initial stages of formation. The National Academy of Sciences' website has further details and asks for input  from the astronomical community.

http://www.nas.edu/bpa/projects/astrosurvey/

Joseph Taylor of Princeton University and Christopher McKee of the University of California have been appointed cochairs of the  Survey Committee. This committee is charged to survey the field of  space- and ground-based astronomy and astrophysics, recommending  priorities for the most important new initiatives of the decade  2000-2010.

Email comments on the survey may be sent to bpa@nas.edu

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2. MT. WILSON GUEST OBSERVERS PROGRAM

Mount Wilson Institute announces the Mount Wilson Research Stipend Fellows Program providing up to 30 nights of observing on the 100-inch telescope and adaptive optics system. The fellowship award also includes up to $7,000 for travel to Mount Wilson as required by the Fellow's observing schedule.

Information regarding the telescope and performance of the adaptive optics system can be obtained on the Web at:

http://www.mtwilson.edu/~tgs/mwoscience/3126-80.htm
http://www.mtwilson.edu/~tgs/mwoscience/cass1.htm

The deadline for applications is 31 August 1998. Applications and information requests should be addressed to: Robert Jastrow,
Director, jastrow@mtwilson.edu

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3. EARTHWATCH STUDENT CHALLENGE AWARDS PROGRAM

In the summer of 1999, Earthwatch Institute and The Durfee Foundation will sponsor 10 - 12 research projects through the Student Challenge Awards Program. Project support includes a grant of $6,000 to $12,000 and the assistance of 6 to 8 high school students for a period of 2 to 3 weeks.

The deadline for submitting 1999 project proposals is 24 August, 1998. For further information please visit the Program websites:

Info. for Teachers: http://www.earthwatch.org/ed/scdurfee.html
Info. for Scientists: http://www.earthwatch.org/cfr/CFRdurfee.html

or contact: Dee Robbins, Director of the Student Challenge Awards Program, Earthwatch Institute, P.O. Box 9104, 680 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02272, (617) 926-8200, ext 109, drobbins@earthwatch.org

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4. MEMBER DISCOUNT FOR ANNUAL REVIEW OF ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS

Reminder: orders and payments for Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics Volume 36 are due in the Executive Office by 7 August 1998. An order form was published in the June AAS Newsletter and is posted online at:

ftp://ftp.aas.org/membership/AnnReview.pdf
ftp://ftp.aas.org/membership/AnnReview.ps

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5. "Show me the ... " AREA CODES!

The AAS does not make global updates of area codes. If you do not tell us, your record will be erroneous. When the phone company stops playing its little message, then no one will be able to contact you by phone.

Send updates to address@aas.org before 8 August if you wish to have a correct listing in the 1999 Membership Directory.

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6. CALENDAR UPDATES

HI in the Local Universe II
28-30 September 1998 - Melbourne, Australia
Contact: hiconf@physics.unimelb.edu.au
http://astro.ph.unimelb.edu.au/hiconf/

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