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Spitzer Space Telescope Cycle 10 Call for Proposals

On behalf of NASA and the Spitzer Space Telescope Project, the Spitzer Science Center (SSC) at Caltech is pleased to announce the release of the Cycle 10 Call for Proposals (CP). The Cycle 10 CP solicits Exploration Science (ES) General Observer, regular General Observer (GO), and Snapshot proposals. We expect to select ~7,000 hours of priority 1 and 2 programs and ~3,000 hours of priority 3 programs.

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Call for Nominations for the 2013 IUPAP Young Scientist Medal in the field of Astrophysics

The IUPAP Young Scientist Medal of 2013 and Award of 1,000 EUR will be awarded for a scientist working in the field of astrophysics. The winner will be invited to give a presentation of scientific achievements at the 27th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (8-13 December 2013 in Dallas, U.S.A.).

The nominated candidate must not have completed more than eight years of research after their doctorate by December 2013. Interruptions for military service, family emergencies, etc (but not teaching) are allowed. One Medal cannot be shared between several candidates.

NOAO Call for Proposals for 2013B Due 28 March 2013

The National Optical Astronomy Observatory announces the availability of observing time for the 2013B semester, August 2013-January 2014. The facilities available this semester include the Gemini North and South telescopes, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (includ­ing SOAR), Kitt Peak National Observatory (including WIYN), community-access time with the Keck 10-m telescopes, as well as time available on the Subaru 8.2-m telescope and the 4-m Anglo-Australian Telescope through exchange programs.

NASA Astrophysics Roadmap

An Astrophysics Roadmap will be developed by a task force of the NASA Advisory Council’s Astrophysics Subcommittee (APS) during 2013. The Roadmap team is tasked with creating a compelling, 30-year vision for astrophysics at NASA, taking the recent decadal survey as the starting point and building upon it. The Roadmap team membership and charter are available at http://science.nasa.gov/science-committee/subcommittees/nac-astrophysics....

AAS Call to Action: Let Congress Hear Your Opinion on the Sequester: NDD Coalition Day of Action

Background

The AAS is a member of a coalition of 3,200 national organizations named NDD United. The coalition has worked actively to communicate to Congress that a balanced approach to deficit reduction is necessary and that significant cuts to the non-defense discretionary (NDD) portion of the federal budget called for by the 2011 balanced budget amendment in the form of a sequester would have wide-ranging and negative impacts. The sequester is scheduled to be implemented on March 1st.

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