AAS Electronic Announcement #119 -- December 2002
[Mailed from aas.org at 5:30pm 10 DEC 2002]
- SEATTLE MEETING: ROOMS AVAILABLE AT HYATT
- JOB REGISTER DEADLINE REMINDER
- VLBA not VLA
- FIVE COLLEGE RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY PROPOSALS
- MARIA MITCHELL SEEKS TELESCOPE TRADE
- FIRST IAU PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES NEWSLETTER
1. SEATTLE MEETING: ROOMS AVAILABLE AT HYATT
201st Meeting of the American Astronomical Society 5-9 January 2003 -- Seattle, WA
As of 4:30 this afternoon the Sheraton and Hilton were sold out, but a few rooms were available at the Hyatt.
Reservation forms should still be submitted to the Seattle Housing Bureau.
2. JOB REGISTER DEADLINE REMINDER
Please remember that the deadline for Job Register advertisements is still the 15th of every month.
If you would like your ad included in the January Job Register and Seattle Job Center, please submit the ad as soon as possible.
Any questions on the Job Register or Job Center may be directed to Dawn Craig, mailto:email@example.com.
3. VLBA not VLA
The following meeting was published incorrectly in the Calendar Section of the AAS Newsletter.
Future Directions in High Resolution Astronomy:
A Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the VLBA
8-12 June 2003 - Socorro, NM
Contact: Jonathan Romney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
4. FIVE COLLEGE RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY PROPOSALS
Due: 15 January 2003
The Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory solicits proposals for observations with the FCRAO 14 meter telescope. The DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION is 15 January 2003 for programs to be scheduled between February and May 2003. The telescope is equipped with a 32 element focal plane array receiver (SEQUOIA) which is comprised of low noise MMIC amplifiers with SSB receiver noise temperatures of 60 K. The autocorrelation spectrometer system enables the observation of two spectral lines within 85-100 GHz or 100-115 GHz bands simultaneously. On the Fly mapping is now the standard observing mode which allows more efficient imaging of the millimeter sky. More detailed information of FCRAO and proposal instructions are available at
Further questions can be addressed to Mark Heyer (mailto:email@example.com).
5. MARIA MITCHELL SEEKS TELESCOPE TRADE
Offers due: 23 January 2003
The Maria Mitchell Association is seeking to upgrade the research capability at its Vestal Street Observatory, and now offers to trade the historic 7.5-inch photographic telescope for a modern, computer-controlled, research-grade mount capable of carrying a telescope in the 20-24 inch size range, or perhaps to sell it outright. More details can be found at
We hate to part with this telescope which served so well for 90 years, but we do not have the space to display it, nor the resources to restore it properly. We would appreciate any help in finding this telescope a new home while enabling us to obtain a good research instrument.
Peter Boyce, Chair
Astronomy Committee, Maria Mitchell Association
6. FIRST IAU PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES NEWSLETTER
The IAU Task Force for the Preservation and Digitization of Photographic Plates (PDPP) has recently issued its first Newsletter. The document can be accessed as a pdf file at
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