AAS Electronic Announcement #105 -- December 2001
[Mailed from aas.org at 4:50pm 10 DEC 2001]
- DC MEETING ITEMS
- UPDATES TO AAS NEWSLETTER CALENDAR OF MEETINGS
- DIRECTORY MAILED THIRD CLASS IN DECEMBER
- BROUWER AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
- FCRAO SOLICITS PROPOSALS
1. DC MEETING ITEMS
199th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society
6-10 January 2002 -- Washington, DC
Graduate Student Reception
Monday, 7 January 2002, 6:30-7:30pm, State
Contact Kevin Marvel, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org, to receive an entrance coupon.
Job Hunting, An Introduction (AAS Career Workshop)
Sunday, 6 January 2002, 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-4:00pm,
Contact Dawn Craig, mailto:email@example.com, to reserve a seat,
Hotel Filling Fast
If you should find that you are unable to secure a room at the conference hotel, the Hilton Washington and Towers, please contact Diana Alexander (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) for other nearby accommodations.
Ports at Cyber Cafe
There will be several open lines in the cyber cafe. You may bring your laptop to the meeting and hookup directly to the internet.
USNO Tour Full
The USNO Tour is full. We are no longer taking any reservations. You may have been put on a waiting list. Please check at the registration desk to see the status of your request.
2. UPDATES TO AAS NEWSLETTER CALENDAR OF MEETINGS
Lunar & Planetary Science Conference,
11-15 March 2002 --- Houston,TX
Stellar Abundances and Nucleosynthesis
27-29 March 2002 --- Seattle, WA
Contact George Wallerstein (email@example.com)
Debris Disks and Planetary Formation: A Symposium in
Memory of Fred Gillett
11-13 April 2002 --- Tucson, AZ
Contacts: Larry Caroff (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Dana Backman (email@example.com)
3. DIRECTORY MAILING DATE
The 2002 AAS Membership Directory will be mailed in December 2001.
Members with US mailing address will receive the Directory by third-class mail. If your mail room routinely discards third-class mail, ask them not to throw away your Directory. The Directory will be wrapped in plastic. Atlas cover design in green and white.
If you have not received your Directory by February, contact Membership Coordinator, Dennis Renner, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. BROUWER AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
Due: 31 December 2001
The Brouwer Award Selection Committee (BASC) of the DDA invites nominations for the Brouwer Award -- the DDA's highest honor. The Brouwer Award has been established to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of dynamical astronomy, including celestial mechanics, astrometry, stellar systems, galactic and extragalactic dynamics. It is open to candidates of any age or nationality, occupation, or specific field of interest. (The Award consists of an honorarium of $2000 plus an appropriate certificate.)
Letters of nomination should cite the achievements in or contributions to dynamical astronomy that might appropriately be recognized by the Award. Nominations should be supported by copies of the vitae and bibliography of the nominee and by letters of recommendation from three knowledgeable people testifying to the long-term impact of the nominee's contributions to dynamical astronomy. Nominations and
supporting documentation should be sent to the BASC Chair (from whom further information may be obtained) so as to be received not later than 31 December 2001:
Dr. Bill van Altena
Yale Astronomy Dept.
P.O. Box 208101
260 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06520
Additional information regarding the Brouwer Award may also be found at the DDA web site, http://dda.harvard.edu/.
5. FCRAO SOLICITS PROPOSALS
Due: 15 January 2002
The Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory solicits proposals with the FCRAO 14 meter telescope for observations between February and June 2002. The deadline for proposal submission is 15 January 2002.
The telescope is equipped with a 16 element focal plane array receiver (SEQUOIA) which is comprised of low noise MMIC amplifiers with SSB receiver noise temperatures of 75 K. The frequency range of the receiver is 85-115 GHz. More detailed information of FCRAO and proposal instructions are available at
Further questions can be addressed to Mark Heyer, mailto:email@example.com.
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