Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 12:30:50 -0500
Subject: DPS Mailing #02-36: ICARUS; DECADAL BOOKS; JOB

Greetings with the latest news -

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       |1) ICARUS ELECTRONIC ACCESS AND SPECIAL OFFER            |
       |2) ICARUS 2002 SUBSCRIPTION PROBLEMS                     |
       |3) SHIPMENT DELAYS FOR DECADAL BOOK                      |
       |4) CORRECTION: DSN NOTICE                                |
       |5) JOB ANNOUNCEMENT                                      |
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ICARUS ELECTRONIC ACCESS AND SPECIAL OFFER

After long negotiations and very hard work by Mark Sykes, Elsevier is
making an Icarus special offer to DPS members.  Personal print
subscription to Icarus is now only $99 (99 euro) per year.  Personal
electronic access to Icarus (back to Volume 1) on a username/password
basis is now offerred as an independent option for $99 (99 euro) per
year.   If you wish to choose both print and electronic options, the
total is $198 (198 euro) per year.

DPS members who receive their annual renewals from the AAS will
have found this special offer included in their mailing.  To take
advantage of the offer, you must fill out the form and mail it
(along with payment information) directly to _Elsevier_ (not AAS).

The Icarus Special Offer form is also available on the DPS website:
http://www.aas.org/~dps    

Note that the Elsevier deadline for responding is December 15, 2002.

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ICARUS 2002 SUBSCRIPTION PROBLEMS

Many people have reported that they did not receive a renewal notice
for their 2002 Icarus subscription, so delivery of some subscriptions
may have lapsed. Elsevier has indicated that 100+ people did not renew
their subscriptions for 2002. The following course of action is
recommended if you wish to receive a 2002 Icarus subscription:

- If you have not been receiving Icarus since March 2002 but paid for
it, contact apsubs@elsevier.com to exchange the details of payment so 
that further action can be taken.

- If you did not receive a renewal notice, have not paid for a 2002
subscription (and therefore have not received Icarus after March 2002)
but still want to have a 2002 print subscription, email the form below
to apsubs@elsevier.com. Note this is a repair action for print-only
subscriptions for 2002. 

2003 subscriptions should be handled via the information in message #1
above.

*************FORM TO RETURN FOR 2002 ICARUS SUBSCRIPTION **************
As a current member of the DPS you are still entitled to purchase a
2002 subscription to Icarus at Academic's special member rates. It
concerns the 12 issues of Icarus for the 2002 calendar year, being
volumes 155-160.

Please complete this form and send it to apsubs@elsevier.com.

Firstly, please tick one of the following 2 options:

Yes, I would like to order
O Print subscription for ICARUS 2002 at N. American price of $250
O Print subscription for ICARUS 2002 at ''rest-of-world'' price of $278

Furthermore, please include the following information:
Full Name -
Institute's Name -
Full Mailing Address -
Telephone/Fax number -
E-mail address -
DPS membership Number -
Credit Card Company -
Card Number -
Expiration Date -
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SHIPMENT PROBLEMS WITH "THE FUTURE OF SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION"
(ASP CONF SERIES VOL. 272)

A number of people have complained about ordering and paying for copies
of the above volume and not receiving it.  I apologize to those who
have had to deal with this frustration.

After some investigation by ASP, the printer, and the distributor, the
problem appears to have been identified: 55 accumulated orders loaded
into their system over a two day period were never mailed out. That is
being rectified immediately. Shipping commences today and delivery
should be within a week.  If you still have not received your order,
please contact me directly.

Thank you.

Mark Sykes, Editor
sykes@as.arizona.edu
520-621-5381

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CORRECTION: DSN NOTICE IN ENEWS #02-35

A sentence was inadvertently omitted from the second paragraph of the
NASA Deep Space Network Call for Observing Proposals. The second
paragraph should have ended with the following text:

...."Investigators are welcome to submit observing proposals
for any of the three research disciplines. Radio astronomy proposals
will be reviewed as part of the NRAO proposal review process.  Solar
system radar astronomy proposals involving transmission from Goldstone
and reception at the Arecibo telescope will be judged for scientific
merit through the observing proposal review process at Arecibo.  Other
GSSR  observing proposals will continue to be coordinated through the
DSN Science Office."

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Department of Physics and Astronomy at George Mason University has two
nine-month positions in astronomy/astrophysics and physics at the level
of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall of 2003. Contact Robert Ehrlich 
at rehrlich@gmu.edu for more information. 

See also AAS Job Register: http://www.aas.org/JobRegister/index.html

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