AAS Electronic Announcement #164 – September 2006
[Mailed from aas.org on 11 September 2006]
- 2007 MEMBERSHIP ONLINE RENEWALS
- AAS PRIZES AND AWARDS
- JOHN BAHCALL PUBLIC POLICY FELLOWSHIP
- NOAO PROPOSALS FOR 2007A
- CARMA FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS
1. 2007 MEMBERSHIP ONLINE RENEWALS
The 2007 renewal period is here; and we are excited to introduce our new online renewal procedure. Many members told us they wanted the convenience of renewing their membership online at www.aas.org, and we have worked diligently this year to meet the needs of our membership. Look for details in the October AAS Newsletter.
2. AAS PRIZES AND AWARDS
AAS members are encouraged to submit nominations to the AAS for the various AAS prizes and awards. See page 7 of the August 2006 AAS Newsletter for information on submitting nominations. See the article by Vera Rubin in the May 26 edition of AASWOMEN on the gender statistics of the prizes available at http://www.aas.org/~cswa/bulletin.board/2006/05.26.06.html
Chambliss Student Achievement Awards for Undergraduate and Graduate Posters presented at AAS meetings. If you are a student (or know a student) who will be submitting an abstract for the 209th AAS Meeting in Seattle, WA, 6-10 January 2007, you can choose to have your poster considered for one of the Awards. Further information is available at http://members.aas.org/grants/student.cfm
3. JOHN BAHCALL PUBLIC POLICY FELLOWSHIP
The AAS council has approved the establishment of the John Bahcall Public Policy Fellowship of the AAS. The fellowship will be a half-year postdoctoral level position with the first fellowship planned to begin in January of 2007.
In partnership with the Executive Officer, the John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow will be responsible for a wide range of AAS public policy activities including:
• Direct advocacy for astronomy-related issues • Maintaining relationships with key policy people related to astronomy (agencies, hill staff, OMB, OSTP, NRC, etc.) • Visits with Hill offices (all Spring) • Coordination of Congressional Visits Day Springtime, either March or April • Coordination of CNSF Hill exhibition participation (sometime May-July) • Authorship of the Washington News Column in the AAS Newsletter, a chapter in the AAAS annual R&D budget book and Action Alerts and Informational Emails as required • Coordination with and support of the Committee on Astronomy and Public Policy, strategic planning • Attendance at policy events: coalitions, colloquia, etc. (mainly spring)
Applications for the position are due on 15 October 2006. Interested applicants holding a Ph.D. should send a resume, names and contact information of three professional references and a one or two page summary of why the position is interesting to them. Candidates will be interviewed in late October. The salary will be $22,500 plus benefits for six months.
Send resumes to: Executive Officer, AAS Executive Office, 2000 Florida Ave, NW, #400, Washington DC 20009.
4. NOAO PROPOSALS FOR 2007A
Deadline: 2 OCTOBER 2006
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory announces the availability of observing time for the 2007A semester (February – July 2007). Time is available on both the Gemini North and South telescopes of the International Gemini Observatory, the two 10m telescopes of the W.M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, the 6.5-m telescopes of the MMT and Magellan Observatories, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, and the telescopes of Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and Kitt Peak National Observatory. Details of instrumentation, observing modes, schedules, and proposal submission instructions are available at: http://www.noao.edu/gateway/
Proposals are due no later than 11:59pm MST (Mountain Standard Time) on Monday, 2 October 2006.
5. CARMA FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline: 14 October 2006
Proposals for observations using CARMA (Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy)at 3 mm in the C and D configurations (beamsizes 1.8 and 4 arcseconds respectively) during the period 1 January to 30 June 2007 are due on 14 October 2006.
CARMA is the merger of the Owens Valley Radio Observatory millimeter array and the Berkeley-Illinois-Maryland Association array, and comprises 15 antennas on a 2200m elevation site, Cedar Flat, in the Inyo Mountains of California.
CARMA is operated by the Universities of California (Berkeley), Illinois, and Maryland, and the California Institute of Technology, under a cooperative agreement with the University Radio Observatory program of the National Science Foundation. Approximately 30% of the observing time will be awarded to PIs outside the partner universities.
Proposals should be submitted using the electronic form at http://carma.astro.uiuc.edu/proposals/ before 17:00 CDT 14 October 2006.
Detailed information, including sensitivities and proposal submission instructions, may be found at the CARMA website, http://www.mmarray.org. Questions may also be addressed to Dr. Douglas Bock (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org).
There will in the future be twice yearly calls for 1 and 3 mm in all antenna configurations.
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