AAS 199th meeting, Washington, DC, January 2002
Session 48. Public Outreach and Astronomy Resources
Display, Tuesday, January 8, 2002, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[48.02] The Shapley Visiting Lectureships Program - 2002 and On

A. G. Davis Philip (ISO and Union College)

The Shapley Visiting Lectureships Program Web page [www.union.edu/orgs/shapley] is attached to the AAS Web homepage and now is in its fourth year of operation. The complete Shapley brochure is presented here as well as an application form that can be filled out on line and sent back to Union College in Schenectady. On a number of occasions an electronic form is received in the morning and the Shapley visit is set up by the afternoon of the same day. Instead of mailing out the hardcopy multi-paged brochures we now mail over 2000 postcards to institutions with instructions on how to go to the AAS Shapley Web page. We have built up a larger body of institutions that know about the Shapley Program and they can apply whenever they decide they would like to have a visit. The Shapley Program has been expanded to include Mexico. At present three Mexican visits have been made and one Mexican astronomer has made a visit to the the United States. Canada has been part of the Shapley Program since 1977 and a total of 52 Shapley visits have been made. Although the majority of US visits are still made by car we have increased the number of visits made by air travel to satisfy the requests of some institutions for specific speakers or topics.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: AGDP@UNION.EDU

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