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AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #9

AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #9
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CONTENTS

  1. AAS Education Initiative Available
  2. Target Dates for NSF Astronomy Proposals
  3. Information for Mars Surveyor Proposers
  4. Maryland October Meeting: Cosmic Abundances 

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NEW AAS EDUCATION INITIATIVE INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Under the leadership of Steve Strom and Suzan Edwards, the AAS is working to develop some new initiatives in astronomy education. Information about this program is available on the World Wide Web. There is now a URL link from the AAS Homepage to a description of the AAS Education Initiative, or use: http://earth.ast.smith.edu/ED/ed.html
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NSF ASTRONOMY PROGRAM TARGET DATES:
Stellar Astronomy Deadline Eliminated

Effective in calendar year 1995, the NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences has eliminated the deadline for the Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics Program and has instituted TARGET DATES for this AND SEVERAL OTHER Programs:

Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics (SAA):
Target Date - 1 July 1995

Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology (EXC):
Target Date - 1 August 1995

Galactic Astronomy (GAL):
Target Date - 1 September 1995

Planetary Astronomy (PLA):
Target Date - 1 September 1995

Target Dates will remain in effect for these Programs in the same months in future years until further notice. Target dates are suggested dates by which proposals should be received, but they are not mandatory deadlines. Proposals submitted by these dates will receive faster action.

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MARS SURVEYOR INFORMATION AVAILABLE
Prospective 1998 Mars Surveyor Program Investigators:

1. Answers to questions raised at the April 10, 1995 briefing at Lockheed-Martin concerning the anticipated capabilities of the 1998 MSP orbiter and lander are available electronically from this site and by request in paper copy.

Up until the time the AO is issued, JPL will continue to accept questions concerning the 1998 Orbiter and Lander and provide answers to prospective investigators. Answers will be made available electronically from this site. Those interested should check this location periodically for updates and answer to new questions.

2. A list of prospective investigators and others who have requested the Preliminary Technical Information Package is available electronically from this site and by request in paper copy. The
attendees of the April 10 briefing are in bold face type.

3. Unfortunately the briefing material from the April 10 briefing is not available electronically. A paper copy of the briefing material, attendance list, or questions and answers can be obtained by contacting me at (818) 354-4693, e-mail, felton.jones@ccmail.jpl.nasa.gov., or FAX (818) 393-6533.

To receive information from this site, ftp to "mgs-www.jpl.nasa.gov," using the account name "marsinfo" and password "@storm!" (quotes not inclusive). Share-ware programs such as "Fetch" can be used to facilitate this process.

Once connected, you will be in the directory msp98. A text-only file called "readme.txt" contains general information and instructions, including the following:

Within the msp98 directory, are the subdirectories "ao" for Anouncement of Opportunity, and "env" for Environments (currently contains the MarsGram atmosphere). There are two directories below "ao": "lander" and "orbiter," which contain the Preliminary Technical Information documents. The directory structure is noted below.

msp98
ao
lander
orbiter
env
viewers

ASCII test files of items 1 and 2 are in the "ao" directory. These files are also in Adobe Acrobat format, in which you will need the appropriate reader to view the respective file. The Adobe Acrobat viewers are located in msp98/viewers; you will want to download the appropriate viewer for your workstation (Mac, IBM, UNIX). If you already use Adobe Acrobat, you do not need to download the viewers.

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COSMIC ABUNDANCES MEETING

6th Annual October Astrophysics Conference in Maryland

Cosmic Abundances

Monday - Wednesday
October 9-11, 1995
College Park, Maryland

DEADLINE for Early Pre-Registration: August 1, 1995

The Conference will be held at the University Conference Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MEETING CAN BE OBTAINED VIA
ANONYMOUS FTP FROM HOST ftp.astro.umd.edu
IN THE FILE pub/october/info
OR AT THE WWW URL http://www.astro.umd.edu/october

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