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.
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....
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.
The current deadline for submitting observing proposals to the National Solar Observatory is 15 February 2013 for the second quarter of 2013. Information is available from the NSO Telescope Allocation Committee at P.O. Box 62, Sunspot, NM 88349 for Sacramento Peak facilities (firstname.lastname@example.org) or P.O. Box 26732, Tucson, AZ 85726 for Kitt Peak facilities (email@example.com). Instructions may be found at http://www.nso.edu/observe/.
The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) invites your participation in our "Professional Astronomer Survey of 2013." Your opinions and comments about the AAVSO's data offerings, services, software, and other activities are being solicited. Responses to our survey will be used to improve the offerings and services that the AAVSO provides to the global research community.
We will collect responses to the survey through 15 April 2013, and will post results and analysis on the AAVSO website in mid-May 2013.
Applications are now open (http://workshop.astrobites.com/) for the Communicating Science 2013 workshop, to be held in Cambridge, MA, 13-15 June 2013. Graduate students at US institutions in all fields of science and engineering are encouraged to apply--funding is available for travel expenses and accommodations.
This program is administered by the National Solar Observatory (NSO), sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE), and is open to US graduate students in any discipline of astronomy or astrophysics who are US citizens or permanent residents, age 21 years or older, and have a passport. The main goal of the program is to expose potential researchers to an international setting at an early stage in their careers. The program will take place in Bangalore, India, under the auspices of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), a
The current deadline for submitting observing proposals to the National Solar Observatory is 15 November 2012 for the first quarter of 2013. Information is available from the NSO Telescope Allocation Committee at P.O. Box 62, Sunspot, NM 88349 for Sacramento Peak facilities (firstname.lastname@example.org) or P.O.