Thursday Titles

Program overview


Session 46. Invited Talk

Invited, Thursday, 8:30am - 9:20am, Allegheny I and II

46.01 {\bf The X-ray Emission of Galaxies}
G. Fabbiano (SAO)

Session 47. Binary Stars

Display, Thursday, 9:20am - 4:00pm, South Exhibit Hall

47.01 An Unusual Blueshifted H$\alpha$ Absorption Episode in the Binary Star PG 0900+400
R. A. Wade (Penn State U.) and D. Potter (U. Colorado)
47.02 The Bright DAO White Dwarf Feige 55: A New Double-Degenerate System
J. B. Holberg (U. Arizona/LPL), R. A. Saffer (STScI), R. W. Tweedy (U. Arizona/Steward) and B. Zuckerman (UCLA)
47.03 Optical Observations of Binary Millisecond Pulsar Companions
S. C. Lundgren (NRL/NRC), J. M. Cordes (Cornell), R. S. Foster (NRL), A. Wolszczan (PSU) and F. Camilo (Princeton)
47.04 The Rotation Effect in the Radial-Velocity Curves of AI Dra and V505 Sgr
T. F. Worek (Community College of Allegheny County)
47.05 Eclipsing Binaries as Astrophysical Laboratories: Probing the Internal Structure of the Moderate Mass Stars of CO Lacertae
N. H. Volgenau (Villanova Univ. and SDSU), E. F. Guinan (Villanova Univ.), P. B. Etzel (SDSU), D. H. Bradstreet (Eastern College) and A. Gim\'{e}nez (INTA/LAEFF, Spain)
47.06 CCD UBVRI Photometry of the Pre-Contact Eclipsing Binary V361 Lyrae
R. G. Samec, D. Terrell, J. D. Gray and B. J. Carrigan (Millikin University)
47.07 Light Curve Analysis of the Short Period Solar-Type Binary, EK Comae Berenices
R. G. Samec, J. D. Gray and B. Carrigan (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Millikin University, Decatur, IL 62522)
47.08 The Close Binary V342 Aquilae: A System Undergoing Extremely Active Mass Transfer
C. N. Hartman (NASA/GSFC and CUA), R. S. Polidan (NASA/GSFC), P. B. Etzel (SDSU) and F. C. Bruhweiler (CUA)
47.09 Radio Observations of the Type Ia SN 1986G and Constraints on the Symbiotic-Star Progenitor Scenario
C. R. Eck (U. of Ok), D. A. Roberts (U. of Ill), J. J. Cowan (U. of Ok), F. R. Boffi (STScI) and D. Branch (U. of Ok)

Session 48. Degenerate Stars and Pulsars

Display, Thursday, 9:20am - 4:00pm, South Exhibit Hall

48.01 X-ray Spectroscopy of the Super Soft Source RXJ0925.7--475
K. Ebisawa, K. Mukai (NASA/GSFC, USRA), K. Asai and T. Dotani (ISAS, Japan)
48.02 ASCA Observations of GRO J1008--57 and EXO 2030+375
C. S. R. Day (USRA), G. J. Zylstra (Hughes STX), N. E. White (NASA GSFC), F. Nagase (ISAS), R. H. D. Corbet (USRA) and R. Petre (NASA GSFC)
48.03 Binary Pulsar PSR J1518+4904: Orbital Precession and Mass Estimates
D. J. Nice (NRAO), R. W. Sayer and J. H. Taylor (Princeton)
48.04 Pulsed Gamma-Ray Emission From Short-Period Pulsars: Predicted Gamma-Ray Pulsar PSR1951+32
K. S. Cheng (Department of Physics, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, HK) and K. Y. W. Ding (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08855-0849.)
48.05 Pulsar polarimetry at mm-wavelengths
K. M. Xilouris and M. Kramer (Arecibo Observatory, Max-Planck Institut for Radioastronomy)
48.06 A multi-mission investigation of EXO\thinspace0748$-$676: evidence for complex secular changes in the accretion structure of this system
B. Thomas (PSU), R. Corbet, A. Smale (USRA, NASA/GSFC) and K. Asai (ISAS)
48.07 Low level optical and X-ray activity in A0538-66
R. H. D. Corbet, A. P. Smale (NASA GSFC/USRA), P. A. Charles and K. A. Southwell (Oxford University)
48.08 Limits on Thermal Afterglow from Pulsar Glitches
D. R. Andersen and H. \"Ogelman (UW-Madison)
48.09 X-ray Pulsar Cyclotron Line Structure from a Two-Component Accretion Cap
S. G. Alexander and J. Davila Jr. (Miami University)
48.10 A Search for Pulsar Companions to OB Runaways
C. J. Philp (UNC Chapel Hill)
48.11 The ``Vela''-like Pulsar PSR B1823-13: A Spatial and Spectral X-ray View.
R. Srinivasan, J. P. Finley and S. Park (Purdue)
48.12 Gravitational Radiation from Nonaxisymmetric Rotational Instabilities in a Rotating Star
J. L. Houser and J. M. Centrella (Drexel U.)

Session 49. Star Clusters in the Milky Way and Other Galaxies

Display, Thursday, 9:20am - 4:00pm, South Exhibit Hall

49.01 Massive Stars in the OB Association LH72 in the LMC
P. Hodge (U. Washington), E. Wilcots (NRAO) and L. Pastwick (U. Wyoming)
49.02 Blue giants and the age calibration of Magellanic Cloud clusters
E. K. Grebel (AI\,U\,Bonn), W. J. Roberts (Baltimore) and W. Brandner (AI W\"urzburg)
49.03 CCD Photometry for the Open Cluster NGC 1342
A. Sarajedini (NOAO/KPNO), A. A. E. Milone (CfA/NOAO) and C. R. Lowe (U. of Arizona/NASA Space Grant Program)
49.04 The Integrated Light of M67 and the Spectroscopic ``CMD''
L. A. Jones, J. A. Rose (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), N. Caldwell (F.L. Whipple Observatory) and M. J. Tripicco (University of Maryland)
49.05 Deep CCD Photometry in the Globular Cluster M55: The Mass Function at [Fe/H] = -2
K. L. Wu, M. Bolte and P. B. Stetson (UC Santa Cruz, UCO/Lick, DAO)
49.06 The Pyxis cluster: a newly identified galactic globular cluster
S. Demers (U. de Montr\'eal), M. J. Irwin (RGO) and W. E. Kunkel (OCIW)
49.07 Tidal Evaporation and Orbital Decay of Star Clusters in a Galactic Halo
E. Capriotti and S. L. Hawley (Michigan State)
49.08 A Search for Star Clusters in HI Holes of Nearby Dwarf Galaxies
L. A. Radice, J. J. Salzer (Wesleyan University) and D. J. Westpfahl (New Mexico Inst M and T)
49.09 The Composition Gradient in M101 Revisited: H II Region Spectra and Excitation Properties
D. R. Garnett (University of Minnesota) and R. C. Kennicutt, Jr. (University of Arizona)
49.10 Deep Emission-Line Mosaic Images of M31
P. F. Winkler and B. F. Williams (Middlebury College)
49.11 New Candidate Supernova Remnants in M31
B. F. Williams (Middlebury Coll), M. D. Schmitt (Wesleyan Univ) and P. F. Winkler (Middlebury Coll)
49.12 Clues to the Mystery of the M31 Nucleus
P. Crane (ESO/Garching)

Session 50. The Milky Way

Display, Thursday, 9:20am - 4:00pm, South Exhibit Hall

50.01 Galactic Evolution of Boron
D. K. Duncan, K. A. Coble, L. M. Hobbs (U. of Chicago), A. M. Boesgaard (U. of Hawaii), C. P. Deliyannis (Yale), J. R. King (U. of Texas) and S. G. Ryan (AAO)
50.02 New Kinematic Results for the Blue Metal-Poor Stars
R. Wilhelm, T. C. Beers (Michigan State) and A. C. Layden (CTIO)
50.03 Single-Dish Observations of H$^{13}$CO$^+$ and SiO in the Circumnuclear Molecular Disk of the Galactic Center
L. A. Sherman (Vassar College) and J. M. Marr (Haverford College)
50.04 pdfCLEAN, AGNs, and Interstellar Scattering Toward the Galactic Center
T. J. W. Lazio, J. M. Cordes (Cornell) and D. Frail (NRAO)
50.05 H II Regions in the Vicinity of the Galactic Center
S. W. J. Colgan, J. P. Simpson, E. F. Erickson, M. R. Haas, R. H. Rubin (NASA/Ames) and M. Morris (UCLA)
50.06 Deep $JHK$ Photometry and the Infrared Luminosity Function of the Galactic Bulge
G. P. Tiede, J. A. Frogel and D. M. Terndrup (OSU)
50.07 Properties of the Galactic Bar from Hydrodynamical Simulations
B. J. Weiner and J. A. Sellwood (Rutgers University)
50.08 The Radial Extent of the Galactic Disk: Angular Broadening Measurements with the VLBA
J. M. Cordes and T. J. W. Lazio (Cornell)

Session 51. Galaxies

Oral, Thursday, 10:00am - 11:30am, Allegheny I and II

51.01 Gas Poor Galaxies in MKW/AWM Clusters
B. A. Williams (University of Delaware)
51.02 Triaxial Galaxies with Central Density Cusps
T. Fridman and D. Merritt (Rutgers University)
51.03 Some Consequences of Using Gravitational Softening to Model N-body Galaxies
R. A. Gerber (NASA Ames Research Center/NRC)
51.04 Streamlines of the Mean Stellar Motions in Elliptical Galaxies
R. F. Anderson and T. S. Statler (U. of North Carolina)
51.05 Mapping Dark Matter Around Early-Type Galaxies
B. Tremblay, D. Merritt and T. B. Williams (Rutgers University)

Session 52. Gravitational Lenses/QSO Absorption Lines

Oral, Thursday, 10:00am - 11:30am, Allegheny III

52.01 W.M. Keck Telescope High Resolution Near-Infrared Imaging of FSC 10214+4724: Evidence for Gravitational Lensing
M. C. Liu and J. R. Graham (UC Berkeley)
52.02 The Luminous IRAS Source FSC10214+4724 is Gravitationally Lensed
P. Eisenhardt (JPL/Caltech), B. T. Soifer (Caltech), L. Armus (Caltech), D. Hogg (Caltech), G. Neugebauer (Caltech) and M. Werner (JPL/Caltech)

Session 53. Gamma Ray Bursts

Oral, Thursday, 10:00am - 11:30am, Westmoreland

53.01 $T_{90}$ as a Measurment of the Duration of GRBs
T. M. Koshut, W. S. Paciesas (UAH), C. Kouveliotou (USRA), J. van Paradijs, G. N. Pendleton (UAH), G. J. Fishman and C. A. Meegan (NASA/MSFC)
53.02 The $\nu{\cal F}_{\nu}$ Peak Energy Distributions of Gamma--Ray Bursts Observed by BATSE
R. S. Mallozzi, W. S. Paciesas, G. N. Pendleton, M. S. Briggs, R. D. Preece (UAH), C. A. Meegan and G. J. Fishman (NASA/MSFC)
53.03 Time Delay and Broadening of Gamma Ray Bursts in Various Energy Band
K. W. Lam, H. Y. Chan and K. S. Cheng (Phy/HKU)
53.04 Simulation Model for the Time Delay and Broadening of Gamma Ray Bursts
H. Y. Chan, K. S. Cheng and P. K. MacKeown (Phy/HKU)
53.05 Oscillation Induced Gamma Ray Emission from Dead Pulsars: A Model for Delayed GeV Emission in Gamma Ray Bursts
K. Y. W. Ding (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08855-0849.) and K. S. Cheng (Department of Physics, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, HK)
53.06 COMPTEL Locations and Spectra of Gamma-Ray Bursts
R. M. Kippen, J. Ryan, A. Connors, M. McConnell (UNH), C. Winkler, L. O. Hanlon (SSD-ESA/ESTEC), J. Greiner, V. Sch\"onfelder, M. Varendorff, W. Collmar (MPE), W. Hermsen and L. Kuiper (SRON-Utrecht)
53.07D A Search for TeV Counterparts to Classical Gamma-Ray Bursts
V. Connaughton (SAO-UCD)

Session 54. Communicating Science to the Public

Oral, Thursday, 10:00am - 11:30am, Cambria

54.01 Preparing Citizens for the Future
W. Kubinec. (College of Charleston, SC)
54.02 Astro-Science Workshop
E. Carlson and V. Hoette (The Adler Planetarium)
54.03 A Scale Model of the Solar System at the Lake Afton Public Observatory
J. E. Beaver, W. S. Kardel and G. Novacek (Lake Afton Public Observatory)
54.04 Project LINK: ``A Live and Interactive Network of Knowledge"
I. Hawkins and B. Welsh (Eureka Scientific, Inc.)
54.05 Light! Spectra! Action! Excellent Astronomical Experiences for a Diverse Audience
E. E. Roettger, D. K. Duncan and A. L. Singel (Adler Planetarium)

Session 55. Heineman Prize Lecture

Invited, Thursday, 11:40am - 12:30pm, Allegheny I and II

55.01 The Keck Observatory: Challenges and Promise
J. Nelson (UC Santa Cruz)

Session 56. Large Scale Structure/Cosmology

Oral, Thursday, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Allegheny I and II

56.01D The Large-Scale Distribution of X-ray Clusters of Galaxies
A. K. Romer (Northwestern University)
56.02 A Search for ``Failed Clusters'' of Galaxies
W. H. Tucker, H. Tananbaum (SAO) and R. A. Remillard (MIT)
56.03 Hubble and de Sitter Redshift-Distance Law Comparison
T. E. Miller and J. B. Miller (ATMI)
56.04 Preliminary Third Year Results from the Python Microwave Background Anisotropy Experiment
S. R. Platt, M. Dragovan, J. E. Ruhl and J. Kovak (The University of Chicago)
56.05 A Search for Small-Scale Anisotropy in the Cosmic Microwave Background
M. Dragovan, G. Griffin, H. Nguyen, J. Peterson and G. Tucker (AAS)

Session 57. Molecular Astrophysics/ISM

Oral, Thursday, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Allegheny III

57.01 Assignment of the 5800 \AA Emission Bands of the Red Rectangle to Phosphorescence from Triatomic Carbon Molecule
R. J. Glinski and I. A. Nuth (NASA/GSFC)
57.02D Polarization of the Far-Infrared Emission from M17
J. L. Dotson (University of Chicago)
57.03 Evidence for a Molecular Disk in the Nucleus of LINER galaxy NGC 2639
J. A. Braatz, A. S. Wilson (UMD) and C. Henkel (MPIfR)
57.04 Multiwavelength Observations of the Soft Repeater SGR1900+14
K. Hurley, P. Li (UC Berkeley Space Sciences Lab.), S. Kulkarni (California Institute of Technology), D. Frail (National Radio Astronomy Observatory), L. Chernin (UC Berkeley Astronomy Dept.), C. Kouveliotou, C. Meegan, G. Fishman (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center), I. Smith (Rice University), D. Hartmann (Clemson University) and F. Vrba (U.S. Naval Observatory)
57.05 The Far-Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph Experiment on Spartan-204 /STS-63
G. R. Carruthers (NRL), R. J. Dufour (Rice U.), J. C. Raymond (CfA) and A. N. Witt (U. Toledo)