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AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #61

AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #61 11/98

[Mailed from aas.org at 3:20pm 10 NOV 98]

CONTENTS

  1. RENEWAL REMINDER
  2. UNDERGRADUATE RECEPTION IN AUSTIN
  3. COUNCIL COMMENT FORM AVAILABLE
  4. OTHER AAS DEADLINE REMINDERS
    Topical Session Proposals
    Small Research Grant Proposals
  5. RELEASE OF HUBBLE DEEP FIELD-SOUTH DATASET ON23 NOVEMBER 1998
  6. EUVE EPISODE 7 CALL FOR OBSERVING PROPOSALS

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1. RENEWAL REMINDER

By now all members should have received their renewal invoices for 1999 membership and information about how to order the Centennial Commemorative volume. In order to ensure uninterrupted service of AAS publications please send renewal payments by 1 December 1998.

The pre-publication offer and special price for the Centennial volume requires that orders be received by  the AAS by 1 December 1998.

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2. UNDERGRADUATE RECEPTION IN AUSTIN

A surprising and gratifying number of undergraduates now attend AAS Meetings, many to give posters or short talks. Tuesday, 5 January 1999, 6-7pm there is a free reception especially for undergraduates. It gives them a chance to meet each other and to compare notes. AAS Officers welcome the students and to say a bit about the organization of the AAS and of the meeting itself. An "astronomer in the news" is invited to say a few words. The reception is a good occasion for the students and for their faculty advisors (it is a useful place to talk with prospective graduate students).

Please urge undergraduates who will attend the Austin Meeting to come to the Undergraduate Reception. If you bring a student to an AAS Meeting, please join them at the reception. It is important for planning purposes to know roughly how many will attend each reception. Faculty and students should notify Diana Alexander (diana@aas.org) if they plan to attend.

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3. COUNCIL COMMENT FORM AVAILABLE

A web form on which a member may submit comments to the AAS Council is now available at

http://www.aas.org/forms/councilbox.html

Messages received in an interval between Council meetings will be transmitted to the Council with the materials for these meetings. They may also be distributed to relevant committees or individuals for action or response prior to the Council meeting.

Anonymous submissions will not be accepted.

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4. OTHER AAS DEADLINE REMINDERS

Topical Session Proposals Due: 16 November 1998

Small Research Grant Proposals Due: 1 December 1998

For more information contact Diana Alexander (diana@aas.org)

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5. RELEASE OF HUBBLE DEEP FIELD-SOUTH DATASET ON 23 NOVEMBER 1998
--Robert Williams and Henry Ferguson, STScI/Baltimore

In October 1998 177 orbits of HST imaging and spectroscopy were devoted to three adjacent fields plus flanking fields in the southern Continuous Viewing Zone in an HDF-S observing program similar to the original northern HDF. The HDF-S differs from the HDF-N in having (1) simultaneous observations with three of the major HST instruments (WFPC2, STIS, and NICMOS) in parallel observing modes, leading to deep images of three separate fields, and (2) the inclusion of a z_em=2.2 quasar in the line of sight for the STIS field. The HDF-S observations consist of WFPC2 images in U, B, V, and I; a deep STIS image of the field surrounding the quasar; spectroscopy of the quasar with STIS from 1150-3560 A; and imaging of an adjacent field with NIC3 in the J, H, and K bands.

On 23 November 1998 at 3:00 pm EST the entire HDF-S dataset, consisting of both raw and pipeline-processed data, will be made publicly available from the HST Archive. At the same time, fully reduced data (co-added images and extracted spectra), along with a description of the data reduction, will be posted on the HDF-S website at

http://www.stsci.edu/ftp/science/hdf/hdfsouth/hdfs.html

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6. EUVE EPISODE 7 CALL FOR OBSERVING PROPOSALS
Proposals Due: 4 December 1998

The Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) Observatory at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) has issued a call for EUVE observing proposals for Episode 7 for observations to be scheduled March 1999 through March 2000. Proposals are due midnight PST Friday, 4 December 1998.

EUVE is a NASA Explorer-class satellite mission devoted entirely to observations in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) wavelength range from 70 to 760 Angstrom. EUVE has carried out an all-sky survey in four photometric EUV bandpasses, detecting over 1000 new EUV sources. Through a GO program over 400 sources have been observed spectroscopically.

Time during Episode 7 will be made available to the astrophysics community through a peer-review process. It is expected that this will be the last EUVE call for proposals. Episode 7 will include a dedicated AXAF-EUVE cross calibration program as well as a program of coordinated scientific observations between AXAF and EUVE. AXAF-EUVE coordinated observations proposals were solicited earlier at
http://www.cea.berkeley.edu/~science/html/EUVE_AXAFcall98.html (deadline 9 November 1998). Observers requesting coordinatedEUVE time with AXAF programs must have submitted their proposals by the 9 November deadline and should not submit or resubmit them in response to this Episode 7 Call for Proposals.

For Episode 7, the EUVE Science Advisory Board is encouraging the submission and scheduling of large observing programs with long exposure blocks (900 ksecs or longer). Smaller observing programs will still be considered on a time-availability basis, but the bulk of the Episode observing time will be awarded to larger observing proposals.

Proposals are being accepted through the Center for EUV Astrophysics' Web-based proposal submission system at

http://www.cea.berkeley.edu/~science/html/EUVE_call98.html.

For further details of the instrument performance see:

http://www.cea.berkeley.edu/~science/html/EUVE_call98_A.html

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