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AAS Electronic Announcement #138 -- June 2004

AAS Electronic Announcement #138 -- June 2004

[Mailed from aas.org at 11:00am 9 JUNE 2004]

CONTENTS:

  1. CENTENNIAL CHALLENGES
  2. SCIENTIFIC BALLOONING ROADMAP TEAM
  3. JOINT DARK ENERGY MISSION
  4. COSMOS IN THE CLASSROOM 2004
  5. SYMPOSIUM IN HONOR OF DONALD E. OSTERBROCK
  6. RECENT DECADAL SURVEY REPORTS
  7. ASTRO-E2 GUEST OBSERVER PROGRAM - CYCLE 1

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1. CENTENNIAL CHALLENGES

NASA Explorer Program

AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-04

[Mailed to US members from aas.org at 9:20am 10 MAY 2004]

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AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-4

Sidney Wolff, Chair of AAS Committee on Astronomy and Public Policy Roger Blandford, HEAD Chair and Kevin B. Marvel, Deputy Executive Officer

Summary

This Action Alert asks AAS members to contact their members of Congress in support of the NASA Explorer program, which received reduced funding levels in the President's FY 2005 budget proposal.

Background

Beyond Einstein Initiative

AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-03

[Mailed to US members from aas.org at 12.:40pm 29 MARCH 2004]

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From: Sidney Wolff, Chair, AAS Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics Roger Blandford, Chair, High Energy Astrophysics Division and Kevin B. Marvel, AAS Deputy Executive Officer

SUMMARY

This action alert calls on AAS members to contact their members of Congress to restore the cuts to the Beyond Einstein initiative called for by the President's FY 2005 budget.

H. Res. 550 Bill

AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-02

SUMMARY

This Action Alert asks AAS members to quickly contact their

member of Congress and ask that he or she sign on as a co-sponsor to H.Res. 550, a bill entitled "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives relating to the extraordinary contributions resulting from the Hubble Space Telescope to scientific research and education, and to the need to reconsider future service missions to the Hubble Space Telescope."

BACKGROUND

Sun-Earth Connection Division (SEC)

AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-01

 

SUMMARY

This Action Alert calls upon AAS members to contact their members of congress to repair the cuts to the Sun-Earth Connection Division (SEC) of the Office of Space Science in the President's FY 2005 budget submission. (Subsequent Action Alerts will focus on other critical areas: SEU, explorer class missions, etc.)

Texas Board of Education

AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-06

[Mailed to US members from aas.org at 10:15am 20 OCTOBER 2003]

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The American Institute of Physics, in partnership with many of its member societies is asking that members in Texas consider signing on to the letter given below.

Kevin B. Marvel
Deputy Executive Officer
American Astronomical Society

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Here is the request for action from the AIP:

AAS Electronic Announcement #129 -- September 2003

AAS Electronic Announcement #129 -- September 2003

[Mailed from aas.org at 10:30am 03 SEPTEMBER 2003]

CONTENTS

  1. 2004 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
  2. VISAS FOR ATLANTA MEETING
  3. PRIZE NOMINATION FORM POSTED FOR MEMBERS
  4. KECK TELESCOPE
  5. NOAO PROPOSALS FOR 2004A DUE 30 SEPTEMBER 2003
  6. SIGMA XI GRANTS IN AID OF RESEARCH PROGRAM
  7. ASTID ANNOUNCEMENT
  8. TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONE CONTEST

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Ask Senators and Representatives to Contact Space Environment Center

AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-03

Act By: September 1, 2003

SUMMARY

The Space Environment Center operated by NOAA received a severe cut to its budget in the Omnibus appropriations bill of FY2003 and this cut has not been restored in the House Appropriations Bill for FY2004. Members are asked to contact their Senators to help address this issue.

BACKGROUND

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