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AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #42 8/97

[Mailed from at 7 August 1997 5:20 pm]


  1. Attention Electronic Subscribers Username and Passwords Will Change
  2. Check Your Directory Entr, Updates Due 8 August
  3. Student Challenge Awards Progra, Proposals Due 20 August
  4. Are You Working at a Large Institution?, Does Your Mailroom Accept Bulk Mail?


1. Attention Electronic Subscribers - Username and Passwords Changing

The AAS Executive Office has recently upgraded its membership database system. As a result of this upgrade, all members have been assigned a new unique member number. This member number will become very important in the next few months for AAS members to access the Members Only area of the AAS Website - including the much awaited AAS Directory On-Line.

Presently, this change will affect individual member subscribers to the On-Line Astrophysical Journal. Subscribers will be receiving notification via email from University of Chicago Press regarding their new USERNAME and PASSWORD.

We hope that the new capabilities we will be developing over the next months will compensate for this inconvenience.

2. Check Your Directory Entry

Tomorrow Friday, 8 August 1997 is the deadline for updating your 1998 Directory listing. Updates should be sent to

3. Student Challenge Awards Program
Proposals Due 20 August 1997

EARTHWATCH and THE DURFEE FOUNDATION are seeking proposals for the 1998 Student Challenge Awards Program. The Student Challenge Awards Program gives scientists at research centers and field stations in North America, The Caribbean, and Costa Rica an opportunity to incorporate a team of 6 to 8 high school students into their summer research activities. Team durations range from 12 to 18 days.

This program aims to stimulate the intellectual growth and aspirations of young people who are gifted in the arts and humanities, and to spark their interest in scientific research and technology. Student applicants are nominated by their high school, and award recipients selected and assigned to projects by the program sponsors.

Principal Investigators receive $6,000 - $12,000 to cover their project expenses and gain the research assistance of highly motivated high school students.

While emphasizing the natural sciences, we welcome proposals for a broad range of disciplines. The deadline for 1998 proposals is 20 August 1997. For more information about the program and grant application procedures, please visit The Student Challenge Awards World Wide Web Site:

and/or contact:
Dee Robbins, Program Director
Student Challenge Awards
P.O. Box 9104
680 Mt. Auburn Street
Watertown, MA 02172-9104
(617) 926-8200


4. Are You Working at a Large Institution?
Does Your Mailroom Accept Bulk Mail?

Some larger institutions routinely throw away third-class or bulk mail. If you have experienced having your mail discarded, you can have your
AAS mail sent to your home address.

To have your AAS mail sent to your home, but still be listed with your work address in the Directory send a detailed message to

Please reserve this convenience for those that really need it.

An AAS Electronic Announcement is mailed to all members around the 10th of each month. Included are important items that do not fit into
the schedule of the AAS Newsletter.

Items for possible inclusion in this announcement series should be sent to Keep announcement short and refer readers to sources of additional information.