AAS Electronic Announcement #142 -- October 2004
[Mailed from aas.org at 9:45am 12 OCTOBER 2004]
- 2005 AAS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL INVOICES ARE IN THE MAIL
- MINNEAPOLIS TOPICAL SESSION DEADLINE
- CHILDCARE FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR JANUARY 2005 SAN DIEGO AAS MEETING
- PUBLIC POLICY EVENT IN DC
- NATIONAL EDUCATION OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
- OBSERVATORY ANNUAL REPORTS
- AIP SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR 2005-2006STATE DEPARTMENT SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP
- POLLOCK AWARD
- DIGITAL SKY SURVEY (SDSS)
- 2MASS ATLAS IMAGES
- THE CHRISTINE MIRZAYAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, WASHINGTON, D.C.
1. 2005 AAS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL INVOICES ARE IN THE MAIL
Please renew upon receipt to avoid interruptions in services/subscriptions and the unnecessary issuance of second invoices. If you do not receive your invoice by 29 October 2004, contact the AAS at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org to request another copy. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!
2. Minneapolis Topical Session Deadline
Deadline: 15 November 2004
The deadline for proposals for Topical Sessions in Minneapolis is 15 November 2004. These sessions will be scheduled on Tuesday, 31 May and Wednesday, 1 June with no more than three running in parallel. Check out the following on the AAS website: http://www.aas.org/meetings/MeetingContent.html#how for more information or contact Diana Alexander at mailto:Diana@aas.org.
3. CHILDCARE FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR JANUARY 2005 SAN DIEGO AAS MEETING
Application due: 8 December 2004
Thanks to a generous anonymous gift from an AAS member in memory of her mother, some funding for childcare at AAS meetings is available. The AAS will accept requests for $100 grants to help defray the costs of childcare at the January 2005 San Diego meeting. A short application form is available at the AAS meeting website:http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas205/location.html#childcare
Names of childcare providers will be available from the conference hotel, although the AAS cannot vet or endorse any specific provider. The childcare item on the AAS meeting website also offers a link for members interested in coordinating babysitter-sharing. The deadline for childcare funding requests is the same as that for late abstracts, 8 December 2004.
In the event that requests for grants exceed the funding available, preference will be given to applicants in early stages of their careers.
4. PUBLIC POLICY EVENT IN DC
20 October 2004
The American Association for the Advancement of Science will sponsor an event on how science can help and inform policy decisions for resolving the events taking place in Darfur, Sudan. The event will feature keynote addresses by Juan Mendez, UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide and President of the International Center for Transitional Justice and Andrew Natsios, Administrator of USAID. It will highlight the special contributions of science, particularly the role that remote sensing (satellite imaging, ground penetrating radar, and aerial photography) can play in identifying human rights violations and humanitarian crises. The discussion will take place on Wednesday, 20 October 2004 from 1:00PM-5:00PM in the AAAS auditorium, located at 1200 New York Ave NW (entrance at the corner of H and 12th St). Please RSVP to Sarah Olmstead at (202) 326-6787 or by email at mailto:email@example.com. ___________________________________________________________
5. NATIONAL EDUCATION OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
Deadline: 29 October 2004 (for participation beginning this academic year), ROLLING (for participation beginning 2005-06 academic year) Applications are now being accepted for Visiting Researchers - researcher ambassadors to communities across the nation as part of Challenger Center's Journey through the Universe program. For more information visit www.challenger.org/journey, and click on 'How To Apply - Scientists and Engineers', or contact Stacy Smith, Program Manager, at 703-683-9740 or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. OBSERVATORY ANNUAL REPORTS
Deadline: 1 November 2004
The annual deadline for receipt of manuscripts for publication in the paper edition of the BAAS is 1 November 2004. However, LaTeX manuscripts may be submitted anytime during the year. They will be processed and posted online as received. Reprints may be ordered and will be printed throughout the year. Reports may be submitted electronically using LaTeX, or the new Word Toolkit, or Wordperfect as a last resort. Word Observatory Reports are prepared using the AIP Word Toolkit, where authors will type and tag the manuscript. The final page layout will remain the duties of the publisher. Reports must be accompanied by a cover sheet. Instructions are available online: www.aas.org/publications/baas/baasems.html#obsems.
7. AIP SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR 2005-2006 STATE DEPARTMENT SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP
Deadline: 1 November 2004
AIP is now seeking applicants for the fifth year of its State Department Fellowship, and qualified scientists at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply. Visit http://www.aip.org/gov/sdf.html for more information on the program.
8. POLLOCK AWARD
Due: 14 November 2004
The Dudley Observatory invites applications for the 2004 Pollock Award, a grant of up to $5,000 for research on the history of astronomy. For eligibility requirements and instructions go to http://www.dudleyobservatory.org/pollock_award.htm
The deadline for applications is 14 November 2004.
9. DIGITAL SKY SURVEY (SDSS)
On September 27, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) made publicly available its Third Data Release (DR3). The DR3 includes deep and uniformly calibrated photometric data in five bands (ugriz) of 141 million objects over 5282 square degrees of sky, as well as optical spectroscopy of roughly 482,000. The data and a full description of their attributes may be found on the web at http://www.sdss.org/dr3 and http://skyserver.sdss.org.
10. 2MASS ATLAS IMAGES
The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) announces the availability of the full-fidelity 2MASS Atlas Images covering 99.998% of the sky. Interactive position/object-based access, batch mode retrieval and an inventory service for the Atlas Images are available via the 2MASS Image Services at the Infrared Science Archive http://irsa.ipac.caltech.edu/applications/2MASS/IM/
A description of the 4,121,439 1"/pixel FITS-format Atlas Images, cautionary notes about their use and a gallery of known Anomalies in the Images can be found in the 2MASS All-Sky Data Release Explanatory Supplement http://www.ipac.caltech.edu/2mass/releases/allsky/doc/explsup.html
11. THE CHRISTINE MIRZAYAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Applications for 2005 are now being accepted for the Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. The Space Studies Board has had fellows from this program on several occasions, including one now, and we encourage potential applicants to contact us for information about the program. This year, the program will comprise three, ten-week sessions:
Winter: January 10 through March 18
Summer: June 6 through August 12
Fall: September 12 through November 18
To apply, candidates should submit an application and request that a mentor fill out a reference form. Both forms are available on the Web at http://national-academies.org/policyfellows.
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