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AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #66 03/99

[Mailed from aas.org at 5:00pm 11 March 1999]

CONTENTS

  1. CHILDCARE AT THE CHICAGO AAS MEETING
  2. CTIO AND KPNO PROPOSAL FORMS AVAILABLE
  3. SOUTH POLE OBSERVING OPPORTUNITY
  4. OSS EXPLORER WORKSHOP SCHEDULED

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1. CHILDCARE AT THE CHICAGO AAS MEETING

After considerable investigation and negotiation we have been offered what appears to be an excellent contract for childcare at the Chicago AAS meeting. The AAS is checking the details of the contract and hopes to approve it within about a week. PLEASE NOTE THE CONDITIONAL NATURE of this announcement, which is subject to contract approval and room availibility.

The company involved, American Childcare Services, is the company recommended by the Hilton hotel where our meeting will be held. You can learn more about them at www.americanchildcare.com.

AS LONG AS WE HAVE 10 OR MORE CHILDREN, the rate will be $6.50 per child per hour. That works out to $61.75 per child per day, with
care provided from 8 am until 5:30 pm. We expect to accept reservations for full or half days, and to provide care all day Monday, 31 May through Wednesday, 2 June, and either half day or full day on Thursday, 3 June, depending on response. Since participation of at least 10 children is needed to meet the terms of the contract, we hope that if you are an AAS parent you will think of taking advantage of these arrangements.

FURTHER DETAILS about the nature of care and how to register will be provided as soon as the contract is signed. Look under "What's New" on the AAS homepage, and "Childcare" on the Current Meeting Page for the announcement as soon as it is available.

For questions, details, or suggestions, please contact Doug Duncan or Alice Monet (not the AAS Office).

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2. CTIO AND KPNO PROPOSAL FORMS AVAILABLE

Proposal forms and information for observing time requests for the 1999B semester (August 1999-January 2000) at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and Kitt Peak National Observatory are now available. Proposals for Survey Programs must be received by 15 March 1999, Midnight MST. Proposals for regular or standard programs must be received by 31 March 1999, Midnight MST. Proposals must be initiated through a Web form available at http://www.noao.edu/noaoprop/.

Significant changes have been made to the proposal form; please be sure to read about the changes at http://www.noao.edu/noaoprop/noaoprop.html. More information concerning proposal and procedure changes can be found in NOAO's March 1999 Newsletter at http://www.noao.edu/noao/noaonews.html.

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3. SOUTH POLE OBSERVING OPPORTUNITY
Proposals Due: April 20, 1999

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 1999). Proposals may be submitted by any qualified astronomer and will be evaluated by the AST/RO Telescope Allocation Committee based on scientific merit. Scheduled observations will be carried out by the AST/RO winterover scientist in residence at South Pole, Dr. Roopesh Ojha, who will be considered a scientific collaborator on the observations. SIS receivers at 810 GHz, 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. Proposals may be submitted electronically to: adair@cfa.harvard.edu, or mailed to:

Dr. Adair P. Lane, AST/RO Project Manager, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, MS-78, Cambridge, MA 02138.
The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tues. April 20, 1999. 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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4. OSS EXPLORER WORKSHOP SCHEDULED

NASA's Office of Space Science (OSS) will conduct a one-day workshop with the space science community to discuss the status of, and issues pertaining to, the Explorer Program. The workshop will be held Thursday, 29 April 1999, at the Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland, in College Park, MD.

Information regarding this workshop may be found at the following URL: http://fpd.gsfc.nasa.gov/410/explorerworkshop.html

Members of the scientific community are invited to submit issues which they would like addressed at the workshop to the individuals named below. Questions concerning the workshop may also be addressed to:

Don Margolies
Explorers Project Office
Goddard Space Flight Center
Ph: 301-286-8984
Fax: 301-286-1698
e-mail: dmargoli@pop400.gsfc.nasa.gov

or

John Lintott
Space Science Support Office
Langley Research Center
Ph: 757-864-9864
Fax: 757 864-8894
e-mail: j.a.lintott@larc.nasa.gov

or

Marcus Watkins
Mission and Payload Development Division
Office of Space Science
NASA Headquarters
Ph: 202-358-1544
Fax: 202-358-3987
e-mail: mwatkins@ hq.nasa.gov

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