AAS Division on Dynamical Astronomy
Newsletter 82, January 1997
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The 28th meeting of the Division will be held at the Lowell Observatory in
Flagstaff, Arizona, April 14-16, 1997. On-site registration will begin
during an informal reception hosted by the Lowell Observatory in the
historic Rotunda of the Slipher Building on Sunday, April 13, from 5 to
7 pm. All scientific sessions will be held in the Giclas Lecture Hall of
the Observatory's Steele Visitor Center. Ample on-site parking is available.
Flagstaff is located near 7000 ft elevation. For April, the long-term means of daily maximum and minimum temperature are 57 and 26 deg F, respectively, with extremes from 78 to 0 deg. On average, there are 4 days with precipitation of 0.1 inch or more, possibly as snow.
Limited air service between Phoenix and Flagstaff is provided by America West Express with several daily flights using 19-passenger aircraft. Rental cars are available at the Flagstaff airport. Most participants may, instead, prefer to rent a car in Phoenix for their Flagstaff visit.
Flagstaff has a large array of visitor accommodations, including most motel chains. We have secured a block of 30 standard rooms at a daily rate of $49 plus taxes at La Quinta Inn (520-556-8666), a new and uncommonly attractive facility close to the city entry from Phoenix. The key word for reservations is "Lowell Observatory".
Flagstaff Visitor Center, 101 W. Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
520-774-9541 800-842-7293 http://www.flagstaff.az.us
A visit to Lowell Observatory's Anderson Mesa observing site with a tour of the Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer (located at that site) will be arranged for Sunday afternoon. Total time required, including travel between the city and the site, will be about 3 hours. Participants will be back in town at least 1/2 hour before the start of the reception.
The banquet will be held on Tuesday, April 15, at a facility downtown. It will be a buffet preceded by a cocktail period with a full-service, no-host cash bar.
Special speakers and guests at this meeting are as follows: Frank Shu will deliver the Brouwer Award lecture, entitled "Some Dynamical Problems in Star Formation." Doug Richstone will give a talk on the dynamics of galactic nuclei. Renu Malhotra has tentatively agreed to give an invited talk on the Kuiper Belt. Gene Shoemaker will be the banquet speaker.
The program committee chair is Jack Hills (505-667-9152, email@example.com); the LOC Chair is Otto Franz (520-774-3358, firstname.lastname@example.org).
The registration fee for this meeting is $25 per person.
LUNCHES: Although Flagstaff has (several) restaurants and numerous "fast-food" places, leaving Mars Hill for lunch is inconvenient and time consuming. Lunch will therefore be catered to the Observatory on Monday and Tuesday (April 14&15) at a cost of $10.00 each. It will consist of soup, salad, deli-bar sandwich, dessert-bar, and non-alcoholic beverage. Lunch(es) must be ordered and prepaid with registration on or before the March 10 deadline.
A GRAND CANYON EXCURSION has been arranged for Thursday, April 17. We leave Flagstaff by bus at 8:00 a.m. for Williams and the Grand Canyon Railroad Terminal, and expect to arrive at the Grand Canyon National Park at 11:45 a.m. We will have three hours of free time (and lunch on your own) at the South Rim Village. Departure by bus will be at 3:00 p.m. from the Bright Angel Lodge. After a brief stop at Mather Point for a final view of the Canyon, we return to Flagstaff for a 6:00 p.m. scheduled arrival.
We hold currently (only) 30 guaranteed seats on the Grand Canyon train, which is also the minimum number of participants. Reservations require pre-payment with your registration by March 10, and will be filled in the order received. We will make every effort to secure additional places if necessary. Full refund will be made for unfilled reservations. The cost is $65.00 per person (transportation and Park entry fee). For those holding Golden Eagle or Golden Age Cards issued by the National Park Service, the cost will be $59.00, provided that a copy of the card is enclosed with the reservation at the time of pre-registration.
prompt> ftp ftp.aas.org Username: anonymous Password: your email ftp> cd meetings/dda ftp> mget * ftp> bye prompt>
prompt> ftp ftp.aas.org Username: anonymous Password: your email ftp> cd /ftp/meetings ftp> get ddaform.ps ftp> bye prompt>Print the form on your own Postscript Laserprinter and fill it out just as you would for the old printed forms. Printed abstract forms should be sent to: Dr. Jack Hills, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Division, T-6, MS B288, Los Alamos, NM 87545.
Dr. Jack Hills Los Alamos National Laboratory Theoretical Division, T-6, MS B288 Los Alamos, NM 87545.
Arthur L. Whipple, Secretary DDA
University of Texas
Austin, Texas 78712-1083
Phone: (512) 471-6332