Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 12:33:08 -0500
Subject: DPS NEWS #04-12:  Abstract Deadline for DPS 2004, Icarus
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Greetings, DPS Colleagues,
 
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      1)   ABSTRACT DEADLINE FOR DPS 2004
      2)   ICARUS SUBSCRIPTION REMINDER / UPDATE
      3)   DPS SPONSORED MARS SESSION AT DENVER AAS
      4)   DEEP IMPACT WORKSHOP AT DENVER AAS MEETING
      5)   COSMOS IN THE CLASSROOM 2004
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1)  ABSTRACT DEADLINE FOR DPS 2004
 
The 2004 DPS abstract deadline is Wednesday, September 1, 2004, 
11:59 p.m. EDT.  The abstract form will be available online 
at http://dps04.org/  starting July 1, 2004.
 
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ICARUS SUBSCRIPTION REMINDER / UPDATE
 
DPS members are reminded of the availability of individual 
Icarus subscriptions at a substantial discount.  A one year subscription 
for $99 provides both the Icarus hard copy print version and 
full electronic access back to Volume 1, Issue 1. For subscription
 information, see: http://www.aas.org/~dps/publications.html
 
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DPS SPONSORED MARS SESSION AT DENVER AAS
 
As a reminder, the DPS is sponsoring a topical session entitled 
"Mars Down to Earth" at the Denver AAS meeting.  This topical 
session will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2004, 2:30-6:00pm at room 
707/709.  We are looking forward to a large turnout.  Please join us!
 
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DEEP IMPACT WORKSHOP AT DENVER AAS MEETING
 
I would like to invite you to participate in a 1/2-day Deep Impact
mission workshop to be held at the Denver AAS meeting Sunday 
afternoon May 30, 2004 at the Hyatt Hotel, Mt. Evans B from 
12:30-6:00 pm.  Dennis Wellnitz and I will be running this workshop to
inform you about the mission and to discuss potential observing
programs.  We would very much like to get contributions from the 
observatories around the world as to unique capabilities and instruments 
that we might consider using. Please respond if you might be interested 
in attending, and if you would like to give a short (10-15 min -- or 
longer if needed) presentation, and a title.
 
Please pass this information to your staff and colleagues.
 
All the best,
Lucy McFadden
mcfadden@astro.umd.edu
Deep Impact Co-Investigator
 
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COSMOS in the CLASSROOM 2004:
A National Symposium on Teaching Astronomy for Non-science Majors
 
July 16 - 18, 2004
near Boston, Massachusetts
 
Some spaces are still available at the 3-day hands-on symposium on 
teaching introductory astronomy to be held between July 16 and 18 on 
the campus of Tufts University.
 
The meeting is sponsored by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 
and NASA's New England Space Science Initiative in Education, with a 
number of co-sponsors, including the American Astronomical Society.
 
However, space at the symposium is limited by the facilities, and
instructors (and those who work with them) are thus urged to register 
sooner rather than later.
 
The program includes components for veteran teachers as well as for 
those relatively new to teaching astronomy.  A considerable part of 
the conference will be devoted to small-group, hands-on workshops with 
mentor instructors from around the country on a wide range of practical 
topics related to teaching (see sample list below). Participants 
will also share information and resources via poster papers and a 
share-a-thon.
 
There will be lots of opportunities for networking among instructors 
who teach in similar settings (community colleges, research 
universities, high schools, etc.) and among those who create 
materials for or do research on the work of such instructors.
 
For more information  (including a list of selected topics) and 
registration instructions, please see the meeting web site at: 
http://www.astrosociety.org/events/cosmos.html
 
Andrew Fraknoi
fraknoiandrew@fhda.edu
 
 
Linda French Emmons, DPS Secretary
send submissions to lfrench@iwu.edu