AAS Electronic Announcement #88 -- NOV 2000
[Mailed from aas.org at 8:50am 14 NOV 2000]
- YOUR DUES ARE DUE
- PASADENA TOPICAL SESSION PROPOSALS DUE
- ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL - SCIENTIFIC EDITORS
- SECOND CENTURY LECTURE, 7 DECEMBER 2000
- MARGARET BURBIDGE LUNCH IN SAN DIEGO
- NASA OPTICAL AND INFRARED/RADIO ASTROPHYSICS PROGRAM SCIENTIST
- PUBLIC TV PROGRAM ON ACCELERATION OF THE UNIVERSE
- DISCOUNTED AAPT MEMBERSHIP FOR AAS MEMBERS
- 20TH TEXAS SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION DUE
1. YOUR DUES ARE DUE
By now, all members should have received an invoice for renewing their membership for the year 2001. In order to ensure uninterrupted service of AAS publications please renew by 1 December 2000. If you have not received your invoice or if there is an error in your invoice, please contact Sharon Savoy, mailto:email@example.com.
2. PASADENA TOPICAL SESSION PROPOSALS DUE
Proposals for Topical Sessions for the June 2001 Meeting in Pasadena are due in the Executive Office by 15 November.
Proposal guidelines are available on the Web:
Submit proposals to Diana Alexander, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be reviewed and decisions made by mid December. Notification will be shortly thereafter.
3. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL - SCIENTIFIC EDITORS
In the coming year the American Astronomical Society plans to fill a small number of appointments to the position of Scientific Editor of The Astrophysical Journal. Persons interested in these positions are asked to see the AAS Job Register posting for details regarding the duties and application process.
4. SECOND CENTURY LECTURE, 7 DECEMBER 2000
Prof. Neil Tyson, Director, Hayden Planetarium "The Search for Life in the Universe through the Lens of an Urban Astrophysicist"
Thursday, 7:30pm, 7 December 2000
Langley Theater, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Free Lecture. Tickets not required. Seating first-come, first-served. For information, call 202-357-2700
[The year of this lecture was incorrectly listed as 2001 in the October Newsletter.]
5. MARGARET BURBIDGE LUNCH IN SAN DIEGO
At the San Diego AAS meeting, Margaret Burbidge will be honored for her outstanding contributions to astronomy and for her role in inspiring other women astronomers. A special luncheon on Thursday, 11 January, will follow her talk at the Special Session sponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy. This event, hosted by CSWA, AAS, AURA, AUI, NSF, CIW, and STScI, will include brief remarks by several invited guests.
***Anyone and everyone interested should plan to attend***.
The cost will be $25 ($15 for postdocs, $7 for students). Seating is limited. Places must be reserved in advance by sending email to mailto:email@example.com, and an accompanying check (made out to the Space Telescope Science Institute, with the Memo notation "Margaret Burbidge Lunch") must be received by Meg Urry at STScI by 4 January 2001.
6. NASA OPTICAL AND INFRARED/RADIO ASTROPHYSICS PROGRAM SCIENTIST
The NASA Headquarters Office of Space Science in Washington, D.C. is seeking candidates for the position of Program Scientist for the Optical and Infrared/Radio Astrophysics Program. This is a permanent, full-time civil service position; U.S. citizenship is required. Applications must be received by 11 December 2000. For further information on the position and instructions for applying, see AAS Job Register Announcement No. 11616.
7. PUBLIC TV PROGRAM ON ACCELERATION OF THE UNIVERSE
A new "Nova" program on Public TV debuts on November 21st, featuring the astronomers who have tracked down the acceleration of the universe, prominent AAS members among them. The program begins with superb video of the installation of the new 6.5-m mirror in the MMT at Mt. Hopkins. Check your local listings for time and channel.
8. DISCOUNTED AAPT MEMBERSHIP FOR AAS MEMBERS
Take advantage of a special price introductory membership offer from the American Association of Physics Teachers. Access
to read about some of the benefits of membership: the American Journal of Physics, the Physics Teacher and programs directly related to astronomy.
9. 20TH TEXAS SYMPOSIUM ON RELATIVISTIC ASTROPHYSICS
The Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics returns to the state of its origin on 11-15 December 2000 at the Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701.
Online program information, registration and abstract submission at:
Deadline for early registration is 15 November.
J. Craig Wheeler
Chair, Local Organizing Committee
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