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AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #71 07/99

[Mailed from aas.org at 4:55pm 7 July 1999]

CONTENTS

  1. IS AN ASTRONOMY EDUCATION JOURNAL NEEDED?
  2. DPS ITALY MEETING - JULY DEADLINES
  3. MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY UPDATES DUE
  4. ORDERS FOR ANNUAL REVIEW OF A&A DUE
  5. CAREER WORKSHOP IN ATLANTA
  6. NEW ASP LISTSERV
  7. CALL FOR PROPOSALS WITH THE OVRO MILLIMETER-WAVE ARRAY

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1. IS AN ASTRONOMY EDUCATION JOURNAL NEEDED?

The American Astronomical Society, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and the American Association of Physics Teachers are exploring the need, interest and probable readership for an astronomy education journal.

A Survey to collect input from the community is available at:

http://www.brynmawr.edu/Acads/Physics/JBurciaga/survey.html

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2. DPS ITALY MEETING - JULY DEADLINES

31st Annual Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences
10-15 October 1999
Padova, Italy
http://www.aas.org/dps99/

22 July 1999 Student Travel Grants
24 July 1999 Abstract Submission
31 July 1999 Room Requests

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3. MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY UPDATES DUE

Updates for the 2000 edition of the AAS Membership Directory are due.

Individual member listings due 6 August 1999.Please access the Online Membership Directory toverify your listing, http://directory.aas.org/

Institutional listings due 15 July 1999.Please ask your department's administrator to verify the listing in the back of the 1999 paper Directory.

All changes should be sent to address@aas.org.

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4. ORDERS FOR ANNUAL REVIEW OF A&A DUE

An order form for the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics was published in the June AAS Newsletter. You may also download the form from: ftp://ftp.aas.org/membership/AnnReviews.PDF

Orders are due in the AAS Executive Office by 6 August 1999.

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5. 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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6. NEW ASP LISTSERV

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific has started a listserv for professional astronomers. ASP membership is not required in order to take advantage of this new service, although we welcome new members from all over the globe. Messages from the listserv will be sent approximately bimonthly and will contain valuable information about ASP's professional activities (workshops, meetings, awards) and publications (Conference Series, PASP, IAU Symposia). Participation in the listserv may be cancelled at any time.

To subscribe (or unsubscribe) to the listserv please access the ASP website at http://www.aspsky.org and click under Professional Publications / Listserve, where your email address will be requested. An archive of past Conference Series/ IAU Symposia (titles, editors, and tables of contents), available from the ASP, is also posted at this URL.

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7. CALL FOR PROPOSALS WITH THE OVRO MILLIMETER-WAVE ARRAY

The deadline for proposals for observations with the Owens Valley Radio Observatory millimeter-wave array in the period September 1999 through January 2000 is 5 pm September 1, 1999.

Proposals from investigators who are not at Caltech are strongly encouraged! In the past, external proposals have typically received about half of the assigned time in an observing season. All proposals are evaluated on a competitive basis independent of whether they involve internal collaborators.

Instructions for submitting proposals and technical information about the array can be found at the OVRO web site at

http://www.ovro.caltech.edu/mm/main.html

New capabilities with the OVRO array that are being offered to all observers this season include 2 GHz bandwidth for continuum observations and a "compact" configuration for extended sources.

Questions concerning the interferometer or proposal submission should be directed to one of the OVRO postdocs listed at the above web site, or by contacting Anneila Sargent at afs@astro.caltech.edu (phone: 626-395-6622).

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