AAS Division on Dynamical Astronomy
Newsletter 83, January 1998
New DDA Web Site
The Division has a new and much improved web site. The URL is
Please update your bookmarks accordingly. We owe many thanks to
Doug Mink for the
clean and friendly site design and for taking on the task of maintaining it for the
Division. Take a moment or two and explore our new web site!
Student Stipend Awards
The DDA is again providing up to two $400 stipends each on a competitive basis
to students attending the 1998 DDA meeting in Charlottesville. (See
for information about the stipend program.) The applications for the 1998 meeting are
under review. The applicants will be notified by e-mail, and the stipend will be presented
to the recipient(s) at the meeting.
Where & When
- The 1998 DDA meeting will be held on the campus of the University of Virginia,
Charlottesville, from April 1-3. The location is the South Meeting Room, Newcomb Hall.
Parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to Newcomb Hall.
- The Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) is served by the express versions of Continental,
United, and USAir. A taxi from the airport to the University area costs about $25.00.
The Best Western Cavalier Inn offers a complimentary airport shuttle service (but note
that there are no rooms available there on Friday night, 3 April).
- The University is about 5 miles south of the airport on Route 29 (which becomes "Emmett Street").
Source for Latest Information
- The latest meeting details are posted to the
C'ville meeting page
as they come in.
- The meeting registration form is available at
Instructions, fees, etc. are listed on the form. A few important particulars:
- Registration Deadline: Feb. 27, 1998
- Registration Fee: $75
- Late Registration Fee: $90
- When: April 2, reception starting at 6:30 pm.
Where: The Rotunda.
How Much: $40 per person.
Seating in the Rotunda is limited to 100 people.
- Lunches can be purchase at the Rotunda cafeteria, or from local establishments within a short
walk of Newcomb Hall.
Charlottesville Area Information and Attractions
- Local information about the Charlottesville area can be found at the URL
- For Virginia information, visit the URL
- Lodging information can be found at the URL
In addition to that information, it should be noted that the reservation blocks will
be held until Feb. 28. A copy of the full lodging information
is shown below.
- The invited speakers for this meeting are:
||Resonant Relaxation (Brouwer Award)
||Barred Galaxies and Dynamical Modeling
||Binary Star Research with the HST Fine Guidance Sensors
||True Airspeed: Spacecraft Aerobraking Orbit Determination and Dynamics at Venus and Mars
||T. de Zeeuw
||The Schwarzschild Method for Building Galaxy Models (lead for special session in honor of Martin Schwarzschild)
||To be announced
- Local Host: Phil Ianna email@example.com
Fritz Benedict (Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc Murison (Secretary) email@example.com
For the 1998 Charlottesville meeting, the following hotels/motels are near
the meeting site:
Motels with blocked rooms
- Best Western Cavalier Inn
105 Emmet St., Charlottesville, Va 22903
(tel) 804-296-8111 (fax) 804-296-3523
rates: $49 (1-4p)
Complimentary continental breakfast; courtesy airport shuttle.
- Red Roof Inns
1309 West Main St., Charlottesville, Va 22903
(tel) 804-295-4333 (fax) 804-295-2021
rates: $53.99 (1p), $59.99 (2p), $65.99 (3p)
(when booking refer to block number B246000100)
- Days Hotel
1901 Emmet St., Charlottesville, Va 22903
rate: $55 (1-4p)
Other nearby motels
- Econo Lodge
400 Emmet St., Charlottesville, Va 22903
- Hampton Inn and Suites
900 W. Main St., Charlottesville, Va 22903
- Quality Inn
1600 Emmet St., Charlottesville, Va 22903
- Comfort Inn
1807 Emmet St., Charlottesville, Va 22903
- Budget Inn
140 Emmet St., Charlottesville, Va 22903
- Both the Cavalier Inn and Red Roof Inns, the two closest motels to the meeting venue, are fully booked on Friday night, April 3rd, and have a limited number of rooms on other nights.
- The Red Roof was formerly a Howard Johnson's and is newly renovated.
- The quoted rates do not include the local taxes of 9.5%.
- The Cavalier Inn and Red Roof Inns are both about half a mile from Newcomb Hall
(the meeting room) and from the Rotunda (banquet location).
Electronic Abstract Submission Instructions
NOTE: If you do not have access to the Web, the AAS Executive Office will
make arrangements to include your abstract. Please contact them for
assistance, 202-328-2010, or send email to
- Electronic Submission via the World Wide Web
- You can submit your abstract electronically just as for an AAS
meeting anytime before February 23, 1998. There is a World Wide Web submission form
available at the following URL:
If you have any questions about electronic submission while you are
preparing your abstract, please contact the AAS Executive Office for
assistance. You can call the office at 202-328-2010, or send email
- Electronic Acknowledgment of Abstract Receipt
- When you submit your abstract on the Web form, you will receive an immediate
acknowledgment to your browser, a copy of your submission to your
email account, and then a later email message including your running ID.
- If you do not receive these confirmations, DO NOT RESUBMIT THE
ABSTRACT. Please contact the Executive Office by calling 202-328-2010 or by
sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Corrections to your Abstract
- If you notice an error in your abstract after submission,
send details of the correction to
and the correction will be made for you. We cannot guarantee
that corrections received after the abstract deadline will