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AAS Informational Email 2012-05

Bethany Johns, John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow

Sign-Up Now For Communicating With Washington and Local Visits

23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

CONTENTS:
1. MEETING NEWS
1a. Long Beach Meeting Special Session and Town Hall Proposals
1b. Anchorage Registration Reminder
1c. Anchorage Oral and Poster Presentations
1d. Anchorage Presentation Uploads
1e. "Space Junk 3D" Screening and Panel Discussion, Regal Tikahtnu IMAX Theater
1g. AAS Meeting Sponsors
2. CHAMBLISS STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: WE NEED MORE JUDGES FOR THE ANCHORAGE MEETING
3. COMMUNICATING WITH WASHINGTON (CWW) AND LOCAL VISITS
4. AAS TOPICAL CONFERENCE SERIES
5. NSO OBSERVING PROPOSAL
6. SPITZER SPACE TELESCOPE CYCLE-9 CALL FOR PROPOSALS
7. KEPLER COMMUNITY FOLLOW-UP OBSERVING PROGRAM

23 Oct 2012

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Dialog on Science, Ethics and Religion program (DOSER), will air the movie "The City Dark" on 10 May 2012 beginning at 5:30 pm at the AAAS Headquarters in Washington, DC.

AAS members in the local region are welcome and encouraged to attend. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion on light pollution and its impact on humans, both physically and culturally. AAS President, Debra Elmegreen will also participate in the panel discussion.

23 Oct 2012 - Light

CONTENTS:

1. ANCHORAGE MEETING NEWS
1a. Registration Reminder
1b. Anchorage Hotel Information
1c. Presentation Uploading for Anchorage Meeting is Available
1d. Undergraduate Orientation Sponsorship
1e. Splinter Meetings
1f. Meeting Program--Ad Space
1g. NEEDED: JUDGES FOR CHAMBLISS STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
2. AAS PRIZE NOMINATIONS
3. 2012 AAS MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
4. ASSOCIATE EDITORS FOR THE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS
5. AAS BOOK INVENTORY
6. IMPORTANT NOTICE 132, IMPLEMENTATION OF REVISED NATIONAL SCIENCE BOARD-APPROVED MERIT REVIEW CRITERIA
7. THE FIZEAU AND MICHELSON PRIZES IN INTERFEROMETRY--INVITATION FOR NOMINATIONS
8. SMALL RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSALS
9. CARMA CALL FOR SEMESTER 2012B OBSERVING PROPOSALS
10. ALMA CYCLE 1 EARLY SCIENCE OBSERVATIONS
11. CYCLE 2 CALL FOR PROPOSALS: LWA1 RADIO OBSERVATORY
12. THE GMT AND THE NSF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: AN EXPLANATION FOR OUR ASTRONOMICAL COLLEAGUES
13. 2012 INTERNET SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FAIR--CALL FOR JUDGES
14. ATTENTION DC-AREA MEMBERS: AAAS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR SCIENCE FESTIVAL

23 Oct 2012

CONTENTS:
1. ANCHORAGE MEETING NEWS
1a. Registration Reminder
1b. Anchorage Hotel Information
1c. Inaugural AAS Talent Show Scheduled for Anchorage Meeting
1d. Anchorage Workshops and Events
1e. Sign up to Volunteer at the 220th Anchorage Meeting
1f. Undergraduate Orientation Sponsorship
1g. Splinter Meetings
1h. Exhibiting in Anchorage
1i. Sponsorship Opportunities
2. AUSTIN MEETING PLENARY SESSION VIDEOS
3. 2012 AAS MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
4. ASSOCIATE EDITORS FOR THE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS
5. 43rd ANNUAL DDA MEETING DEADLINES
6. WISE ALL-SKY DATA RELEASE
7. CALL FOR AAT PROPOSALS IN SEMESTER 2012B
8. NEW FRONTIERS IN ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY INTERNATIONAL GRANT COMPETITION
9. LARGE BINOCULAR TELESCOPE INTERFEROMETER EXOZODI KEY SCIENCE TEAM PROPOSAL CALL
10. AMERICAN COLLEGIATE INNOVATION VIDEO CONTEST: BUILDING A BETTER AMERICA THROUGH SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

23 Oct 2012

Informational Email 2012-03

Bethany Johns
John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow

Astronomy in the President's FY 2013 Budget Request

The President released the FY 2013 Budget Request on February 13, 2012. Federal funding for astronomy is mainly from NASA and NSF. Below is a quick analysis of the proposed budget compared to FY 2012 estimated actual dollars for both agencies.

23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

CONTENTS:
1. AAS ELECTION WINNERS
2. 2012 AAS MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
3. INTRODUCING THE AAS LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS DIVISION
4. ANCHORAGE MEETING NEWS: REGISTER FOR ANCHORAGE
4A. ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
4B. ABSTRACT SORTING
4C. CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!
4D. ANCHORAGE HOTEL INFORMATION
4E. STUDENT VIRTUAL FORUM IN ANCHORAGE
4F. INAUGURAL AAS TALENT SHOW SCHEDULED FOR ANCHORAGE MEETING
5. BOSTON MEETING PLENARY SESSION VIDEOS
6. 2012 CONGRESSIONAL VISITS DAY
7. COMMUNICATING WITH WASHINGTON
8. FRED RASIO NEXT EDITOR OF APJL
9. NSO OBSERVING PROPOSALS
10. NOAO SURVEY PROGRAM LETTERS OF INTENT DUE 15 February 2012
11. SPECIAL SESSION ON LIGHT POLLUTION AT THE BEIJING IAU GENERAL ASSEMBLY
12. ARECIBO CALL FOR PROPOSALS
13. 2012B NASA KECK CALL FOR PROPOSALS
14. NOAO CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2012B DUE
15. CALL FOR NOMINEES
16. AAS OPPOSES THE GRANT ACT OF 2011 (H.R. 3433)

23 Oct 2012

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM NSF DIVISION of ASTRONOMICAL SCIENCES

[forwarded by the Society on behalf of NSF]

The last day for community input to the AST Division's Portfolio Review is Tuesday, 31 January 2012. We strongly encourage all interested members of the community to become informed about the review process, by making use of the materials posted on the Portfolio Review web page, http://www.nsf.gov/mps/ast/ast_portfolio_review.jsp.

23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

CONTENTS:
1. AAS ELECTION ELECTRONIC VOTING/PAPER BALLOTS
2. 2012 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
3. NRAO CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SEMESTER 2012B
4. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE EXOPLANET
EXPLORATION PROGRAM ANALYSIS GROUP (EXOPAG)
5. THE SUBMILLIMETER ARRAY (SMA) CALL FOR PROPOSALS
6. RAYMOND AND BEVERLY SACKLER PRIZE IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES

23 Oct 2012

Kevin B. Marvel, Executive Officer

The AAS has issued a resolution relating to the ongoing NSF-AST Portfolio Review.

Approved by the AAS Executive Committee on 2 January 2012, the statement supports the concept of the NSF-AST Portfolio Review and highlights its importance for enabling the Decadal Survey priorities.

The full statement is available on the AAS Resolutions page: http://aas.org/governance/resolutions.php#NSFPort

Mailed 5 January 2012

23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

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