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AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #73 09/99

[Mailed from aas.org at 4:35pm 9 SEPT 99]

CONTENTS

  1. NEW APJ GENERAL AUTHOR INSTRUCTIONS
  2. NEW SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES WEB LIST NOW AVAILABLE
  3. DPS ITALY MEETING DEADLINE REMINDERS
  4. AAS PRIZE NOMINATIONS
  5. IAU MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS
  6. ANNUAL REPORTS OF ASTRONOMICAL DEPARTMENTS AND OBSERVATORIES
  7. ATLANTA CAREER WORKSHOP
  8. EUVE EPISODE 8 CALL FOR OBSERVING PROPOSALS
  9. OBSERVING OPPORTUNITIES WITH ASTRO-E AND ASCA
  10. NOAO NIGHTTIME PROPOSALS AND COMMUNITY ACCESS ON THE MMT
  11. NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE OBSERVING AT CTIO
  12. SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR COSPAR AWARDS AND MEDALS

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1. NEW APJ GENERAL AUTHOR INSTRUCTIONS
Julie Steffen, Astronomy Publications Manager,
University of Chicago Press

We are happy to announce the release of new general author instructions for The Astrophysical Journal. Effective 1 September 1999 you will find them at

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/ApJ/instruct.html

with new additional pages on the peer review and publication process. Further pages on specific electronic art and authoring tools will be added over the next several months. The new ApJ author instructions will also be printed in the 99 Oct 1 issue of the journal. We encourage you to use these new instructions when making your next submission to the ApJ.

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2. NEW SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES WEB LIST NOW AVAILABLE

A new "Summer Employment Opportunities" list is available on the AAS Career Services page

http://www.aas.org/career.html

This list will serve as a comprehensive source of all summer employment opportunities, especially for observatory programs, undergraduate opportunities and graduate fellowship positions. It augments the Job Register in a unique way by summarizing specific
summer opportunities and providing web links to the programs own web pages. The list is growing quickly, with more programs being listed every week. We seek submissions from any such program for inclusion on the list. Please submit a brief (4-5 sentence) summary of the program, including the deadline for applications, along with a link to a more complete web page describing the program in detail to Kevin Marvel (marvel@aas.org). There is no deadline for submissions.

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3. DIVISIONS FOR PLANETARY SCIENCES ITALY MEETING DEADLINE REMINDERS

Pre-Registration: Friday, 10 September
Hotel Reservations: Friday, 10 September
Late Papers: Friday, 17 September

Details posted on the DPS meeting home page at
http://www.aas.org/dps99/ (U.S. site) or
http://cisas.unipd.it/dps99/ (European site)

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4. AAS PRIZE NOMINATIONS
Due: 1 October 1999

For details see page 5 of the August (#96) AAS Newsletter or

http://www.aas.org/awards/awards.html

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5. IAU MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS
Due: 15 October 1999

An application form for membership in the International Astronomical Union was published in the August (#96) AAS Newsletter and is also available at: ftp://ftp.aas.org/iaufiles/

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6. ANNUAL REPORTS OF ASTRONOMICAL DEPARTMENTS AND OBSERVATORIES
Due: 1 November 1999

Observatory Reports for publication in the Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society (BAAS) must be received by Lynn Scholz in the Executive Office by Monday, 1 November 1999. Electronically-submitted reports formatted in LaTeX are recommended. Instructions for submitting Observatory Reports for the BAAS can be found at

http://www.aas.org/publications/baas/baas.html

For questions about submitting reports, contact Lynn Scholz at lscholz@aas.org.

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7. ATLANTA CAREER WORKSHOP

The AAS Career Workshop will take place once again at the January 2000 Winter Meeting. The Workshop will provide participants with valuable information on the many career choices open to astronomers today as well as sharpen their job-hunting skills.

Astronomer Dennis Ebbets of Ball Aerospace will present the program. Topics discussed include How to Prepare an Effective Resume, Interviewing Skills, Networking, Job Search Skills, and much more.

Workshop participants can participate in one-on-one sessions at the program's conclusion and will receive career development materials.

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8. EUVE EPISODE 8 CALL FOR OBSERVING PROPOSALS
Release Date: 11 August 1999
Letters of Intent Due: 15 September 1999
Proposals Due: 13 October 1999

The Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) Observatory at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) has issued a call for EUVE observing proposals for Episode 8 for observations to be scheduled approximately March 2000 through February 2001. Letters of Intent are due  midnight PDT, Wednesday, 15 September 1999. Proposals are duemidnight PDT, Wednesday, 13 October 1999.

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 8 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.

For Episode 8, the EUVE Science Advisory Board is encouraging the submission and scheduling of large observing programs with long exposure blocks (900 ksecs or longer). Coordinated observations (i.e. those proposals that include targets to be observed by EUVE and another orbiting satellite such as ASCA, AXAF, FUSE, HST, etc.) are also being encouraged. Smaller non-coordinated observing programs will still be considered on a time-availability basis, but the bulk of the Episode 8 observing time will be awarded to larger and/or coordinated 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_call99.html

For further details of the instrument performance see:

http://www.cea.berkeley.edu/~science/html/EUVE_call99_A.html

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9. OBSERVING OPPORTUNITIES WITH ASTRO-E AND ASCA

This is a reminder that the ASTRO-E Cycle 1 Guest Observer proposals are due on Friday, 17 September. For details, see the ASTRO-E GOF home page:

http://astroe.gsfc.nasa.gov/

In addition, we will be announcing an opportunity to suggest targets for long observations with ASCA during its final months in orbit. The specifics will be announced on or about 15 September on the ASCA GOF home page:

http://asca.gsfc.nasa.gov/

which already contains a general plan for the operation of ASCA after the launch of ASTRO-E.

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10. NOAO NIGHTTIME PROPOSALS AND COMMUNITY ACCESS ON THE MMT

Proposal forms and information for observing time requests for the 2000A semester (February - July 2000) at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and Kitt Peak National Observatory and for public-access time on the MMT are now available. Proposals must be received by
30 September 1999, Midnight MST. Proposals must be initiated through a Web form available at:

http://www.noao.edu/noaoprop/

Information about NOAO policies on observing time and about facilities and instruments available at CTIO, KPNO, and the MMT can be found at the NOAO proposal website at

http://www.noao.edu/noaoprop/noaoprop.html and in

NOAO's September 1999 Newsletter at

http://www.noao.edu/noao/noaonews.html

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11. NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE OBSERVING AT CTIO

In an effort to further explore alternative modes of scheduling and observing for the U.S. community, NOAO will be offering two service observing programs on telescopes at CTIO in the upcoming (2000A) semester. The first, on the YALO 1.0m telescope, is an extension of the existing service observing program operated in collaboration with Yale, Portugal, and Ohio State University. In return for providing an IR array for the optical/IR camera on YALO, NOAO has obtained an increased share of observing time on the telescope, up to 27.5% of the "non-Galactic Bulge" time. This facility is especially well suited for programs needing both optical and IR observations and/or sampling frequencies of less than 5 days.

The second service observing opportunity is a new program, the Synoptic/Service/Target-of-Opportunity (SSTO) program on the CTIO 0.9m. This is an experimental program which offers service observing in BVRI filters approximately one night out of every 5 nights (between normally scheduled observing runs), amounting to roughly 20% of the time on the telescope. The parameters of this program are designed to complement the YALO program, offering service observing throughout the semester (including the Galactic Bulge season) with a lower sampling frequency.

Additional information about both of these programs is available at

http://www.ctio.noao.edu/servobs.

Proposals for these programs should be submitted through the normal NOAO proposal process (as described above).

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12. SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR COSPAR AWARDS AND MEDALS
Due: 24 September 1999

The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) is seeking candidates to be nominated for COSPAR Awards and Medals, which recognize the outstanding achievements of space scientists throughout the world. COSPAR will present the awards at its 33rd Scientific Assembly to be held in Warsaw, Poland, July, 2000.

Nomination forms can be obtained from Pamela Whitney (202-334-3477, e-mail: pwhitney@nas.edu) at the National Research Council, Space Studies Board (SSB), which is the U.S. adhering body to COSPAR. All nominations will be processed by the SSB and must be endorsed by the U.S. National Representative to COSPAR, Dr. L. J. Lanzerotti. Completed nomination packages must be submitted to the SSB no later than 24 September 1999.

More information on COSPAR Awards can be found on the COSPAR Homepage: http://cospar.itodys.jussieu.fr

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