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NSO Observing Proposal Deadline February 15

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 ( or P.O. Box 26732, Tucson, AZ 85726 for Kitt Peak facilities ( Instructions may be found at

Invitation to Participate in an AAVSO Survey

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.

International Research Experience for US Graduate Students (IRES)

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


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