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AAS Informational Email 2010-10

Subject: Correction to October Electronic Alerts

The following items were inadvertently left out of the October Electronic Announcement and we are forwarding them to the membership due to time-critical content.

Kevin B. Marvel, Executive Officer


Deadline for Submission: 12 November 2010

The Space Studies Board (SSB) of the National Research Council has commenced a broadly-based assessment of the scientific priorities of the U.S. solar and space physics research enterprise for the period 2013-2022. Details regarding this "decadal survey" may be found via a link on the SSB website,, or directly via the URL: Concept papers covering topics such as missions or extended mission(s), observation, theory, or modeling activity, which promise to advance an existing or new scientific objective, contribute to fundamental understanding of the Sun-Earth/planetary system, and/or facilitate the connection between science and societal needs (e.g., improvements in space weather prediction) are being sought by the deadline of 12 November 2010. Instructions on how to submit a concept paper can be found in the section "White Papers and Community Input." by clicking on "Read the Request for Information for the Solar and Space Physics Decadal Survey." Your ideas will provide the foundation for an exciting and compelling program that the Steering Committee, Panel members and others involved in the Decadal process will endeavor to advocate as strongly as possible.


Deadline: 15 November 2010

The current deadline for submitting observing proposals to the National Solar Observatory is 15 November 2010 for the first quarter of 2011. Information is available from the NSO Telescope Allocation Committee at P.O. Box 62, Sunspot, NM 88349 for Sacramento Peak facilities (sp at or P.O. Box 26732, Tucson, AZ 85726 for Kitt Peak facilities (nsokp at Instructions may be found at A web-based observing-request form is at Users' Manuals are available at for the SP facilities and for the KP facilities. An observing-run evaluation form can be obtained at

Proposers are reminded that each quarter is typically oversubscribed, and it is to the proposer's advantage to provide all information requested to the greatest possible extent no later than the official deadline. Observing time at National Observatories is provided as support to the astronomical community by the National Science Foundation.

[Mailed from 14 October 2010]

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