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AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #70 06/99

[Mailed from aas.org at 4:45pm 14 JUNE 1999]

CONTENTS

  1. DECADAL DISCUSSION FORUM DEADLINE TUESDAY JUNE 15
  2. APJ CENTENNIAL ISSUE - AAS MEMBER DISCOUNT
  3. CAREER WORKSHOP IN ATLANTA
  4. ANNUAL REPORTS OF ASTRONOMICAL INSTITUTIONS
  5. AAS'S FIRST CENTURY - ORDER FORM
  6. HST WFC3 FILTER SELECTION, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT NEEDED

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1. DECADAL DISCUSSION FORUM DEADLINE TUESDAY JUNE 15
Lee Anne Willson, Decadal Issues Discussion Forum Coordinator
Kevin B. Marvel, Associate Executive Officer

As announced at the Decadal Survey evening session at the AAS meeting in Chicago, the deadline for submission of comments to the decadal survey committee is 15 June 1999.

Comments may be submitted directly to the Survey committee or its panels at: http://www.nas.edu/bpa/projects/astrosurvey/ or you may have your comments seen publicly by submitting them to the AAS Decadal Issues Discussion Forum at: http://www.aas.org/decadal

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2. APJ CENTENNIAL ISSUE - AAS MEMBER DISCOUNT

Members may pre-order the cloth-bound edition of "The AAS Centennial Issue of The Astrophysical Journal" (ApJ Vol 527, part 3), organized by Helmut Abt, by 30 June 1999 and receive a 20% discount.

An order form is available at: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/ApJ/centennial.pdf

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3. CAREER WORKSHOP IN ATLANTA

The American Astronomical Society is sponsoring a Career Workshop at the January 2000 Winter Meeting. The purpose of the Workshop is to provide our members with valuable information on the many career choices open to astronomers today, and to help sharpen their job-hunting skills.

Astronomer Dennis Ebbets of Ball Aerospace will be the speaker. Other topics that will be discussed include How to Prepare an Effective Resume, Interviewing Skills, Networking, Job Search Skills, and much more.

Workshop participants will receive career development materials and, should time permit, one-on-one sessions afterwards.

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4. ANNUAL REPORTS OF ASTRONOMICAL INSTITUTIONS

Did you know electronic "Observatory Reports" for publication in the Bulletin of the AAS (BAAS) may be SUBMITTED AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR? Reports are posted in PDF format on our Homepage within a few weeks of receipt and published in the paper edition the following February. This year, the deadline for publication in the paper edition is MONDAY, 1 NOVEMBER 1999.

Instructions for submitting Observatory Reports for the BAAS and Observatory Reports submitted electronically for the last four years (Vol. 28-31, 1994-98) may be found at http://www.aas.org/publications/baas/baas.html.

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5. AAS'S FIRST CENTURY - ORDER FORM

Members may purchase "The American Astronomical Society's First Century," edited by David DeVorkin, through the AAS Executive Office. An order form is posted at:

http://www.aas.org/forms/centorder.pdf
http://www.aas.org/forms/centorder.ps

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6. HST WFC3 FILTER SELECTION, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT NEEDED
J. MacKenty (WFC3 Deputy Instrument Scientist, STScI) and
O. Lupie (Chair, WFC3 Filter Workshop Organizing Committee)

The WFC3 Scientific Oversight Committee (SOC) has compiled a draft "Strawman" Filter List for each camera, and pose the questions: Can you do your science using the filters currently on the Strawman Lists? If you cannot accomplish your science goals, what filter tradeoffs do you champion?

The strawman lists for the UVIS and IR channels, and the supporting justification can be found through two mutually accessible web sites:

GSFC: http://wfc3.gsfc.nasa.gov/
STScI: http://www.stsci.edu/instruments/wfc3/

We offer you a few different forums to give us your ideas:

1) send email directly to Olivia Lupie (lupie@stsci.edu),
2) place comments on the "Discussion Board"
3) vote on the extended strawman lists (STScI WFC3 site)
4) attend the one-day filter workshop at STScI, 14 July 1999.
(time is short so if you plan to attend, please let us know ASAP).

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