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AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #50, JAN 1998

[Mailed from aas.org at 10:35 am, 22 January 1998]

CONTENTS

  1. ELECTRONIC ASTRONOMICAL JOURNAL DEBUTS
  2. MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DAVID SCHRAMM
  3. 29TH MEETING OF THE DIVISION ON DYNAMICAL ASTRONOMY
  4. NSF COLLABORATIVES TO INTEGRATE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
  5. NASA ANNOUNCEMENTS
  6. LEONID METEOROID STORM AND SATELLITE THREAT CONFERENCE

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1. ELECTRONIC ASTRONOMICAL JOURNAL DEBUTS

The Astronomical Journal is now online beginning with Volume 115, number 1 (January 1998):

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/AJ/

Like the ApJ, AJ articles are available in HTML, PDF and PS formats and feature a full set of internal and external links. The AJ includes video- and machine-readable versions of the data tables.

Free access will be permitted during the next few months. In mid-1998 a subscription will be required to access the electronic version.

AAS Members may subscribe to an Electronic Package (AJ/ApJ/ApJS) for $80. Members with current electronic subscriptions will have the AJ included automatically. Member subscriptions allow access from any computer on the Internet through a personal,
password-controlled subscription. See: http://www.aas.org/membership/dues.html for additional subscription options. Member inquiries and subscription orders should be directed to Sharon Savoy at ssavoy@aas.org.

Institutional licenses allow anyone at the institution to read the journal. If your library already subscribes to the paper AJ, there is no additional cost for them to add the electronic access. Further information on how to register an institutions's IP address will be posted soon.

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2. MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DAVID SCHRAMM SATURDAY, 31 JAN 98, 2 PM

Contact: Diana Steele, (773) 702-8366, d-steele@uchicago.edu

A memorial service for world-renowned University of Chicago astrophysicist David Schramm will be held on Saturday, 31 January 1998, at 2 pm in Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL. Schramm, Vice President for Research and Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor in the Physical Sciences, was widely known for his leadership in the field of cosmology and particularly for uniting the study of the early universe with the study of elementary particles. He was killed 19 December 1997 when the twin-engine plane he was piloting crashed outside Denver.

A reception following the service will be held in the Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St., Chicago.

A memorial fund in Schramm's name is being established at the University. Contributions may be sent to the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, 5640 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL, 60637. For more information, call the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at (773) 702-8203.

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3. 29TH MEETING OF THE DIVISION ON DYNAMICAL ASTRONOMY
Fritz Benedict, DDA Vice-Chair, Program Committee Chair

Meeting dates: 1 - 3 April 1998
Abstract deadline: 23 February 1998
Meeting Location: Charlottesville, VA

Invited speakers:

S. Tremaine - Resonant Relaxation (Brouwer Award)
P. Teuben - Barred Galaxies and Dynamical Modeling
O. Franz - Binary Star Research with the HST Fine Guidance Sensors
J. Giorgini - True Airspeed: Spacecraft Aerobraking Orbit Determination and Dynamics at Venus and Mars
F. Mignard - HIPPARCOS
T. de Zeeuw - The Schwarzschild Method for Building Galaxy Models
(lead for special session in honor of Martin Schwarzschild)

The DDA website (http://dda.harvard.edu/) will contain further meeting details as they become available.

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4. COLLABORATIVES TO INTEGRATE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
Nathaniel G. Pitts, Director, NSF Office of Science and
Technology Infrastructure (OSTI)

The Senior Management Integration Group has initiated an activity which seeks to establish long-term research and education relationships between minority-serving institutions and NSF-supported centers or facilities. This activity is a cross-organizational activity named Collaboratives to Integrate Research and Education or CIRE. Since the solicitation for proposals for CIRE will not be printed by NSF, you should inform your respective communities, centers and/or facilities that information regarding this competition can be found on the WEB at: www.nsf.gov/od/osti

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5. NASA ANNOUNCEMENTS

Availability of NASA Observing Time at the Keck Observatory
Proposal Due: 2 March 1998
http://stargate.jpl.nasa.gov/keck/

Technology Development for the Constellation X-ray Mission
NRA 98-217-01
Notice of Intent Due: 23 January 1998
Proposal Due: 23 February 1998
http://procurement.nasa.gov/ESP/GSFC/class.htm/
http://constellation.gsfc.nasa.gov/
[Editor's Note: We could not verify the accuracy of the
procurement URL, try linking through the second URL if
the problem continues.]

Mars Instrument Development Program
NRA 97-OSS-16
Notice of Intent Due: 23 January 1998
Proposal Due: 23 March 1998
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/oss/

Draft AO for Discovery Program
AO 98-OSS-XX
Comment Due: 30 January 1998
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/oss/research.htm

The University-Class Explorer Program
AO 98-OSS-01
Notice of Intent Due: 11 February 1998
Proposal Due: 6 April 1998
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/oss/osshome.htm

NASA OSS Laboratory Space Science Workshop
1-3 April 1998 -- Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/amp/law/

VSOP Space VLBI
AO available mid-February
Proposals will be due in May 1998
http://www.vsop.isas.ac.jp

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6. LEONID METEOROID STORM AND SATELLITE THREAT CONFERENCE

27-28 April 27-28 1998
Manhattan Beach Marriott Hotel, Manhattan Beach, CA

A symposium devoted to all aspects of meteoroids and their effects on spacecraft.

For further information: http://www.aero.org/conferences/leonid or contact David.Lynch@aero.org.

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