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2016 Metcalf Travel Award Program

The deadline for proposals for Metcalf Travel Award applications is March 13, 2016. See details at the Program page.

Family care grants available for Boulder SPD meeting

The SPD Executive Committee, along with the AAS, are committed to helping SPD members and SPD affiliate members with young children attend the Inclusive Astronomy meeting.

SPD childcare grant applications for up to eight grants of up to $400 each are available for the 47th SPD meeting in Boulder, Colorado, and are due by Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7 P.M. (EST).

The grant recipient will be responsible for arranging the childcare; the grants are intended to offset the cost of this childcare. We anticipate awarding up to eight grants of up to $400 each to offset childcare costs. This might include babysitting costs at the hotel, or contributions towards the daily expenses of a spouse/relative attending the meeting to care for the child. The recipient needs to supply a receipt or other proof of payment to obtain the reimbursement.

Please use the online form to apply.

New submission method for SolarNews


Submissions for SolarNews should now be submitted via a new form on the AAS Website.

Details can be found on our links page.
The SPD will hold its 47th meeting in
[Boulder Flatirons]
Boulder, Colorado
2016 May 31 - June 3
Note this last minute change!!
Abstract deadline: 2016 April 6, 9:00 PM EDT
Note: Abstract fee must be paid before abstract can be submitted, so don't wait until 11:58 PM.
Early registration ($60 savings) deadline: 2016 April 6
Registration deadline: 2016 May 15
Hotel reservation deadlines: 2016 April 30 (Boulder Inn) and May 6 (Marriott and Millenium)
[George Doschek, 2015 Hale Prize winner]

2015 Hale Prize: George Doschek

"For his pioneering work in solar spectroscopy, in particular for his important insights into the interpretation and analysis of solar spectral observations, and his leadership as US principal investigator of the Yohkoh Bragg Crystal Spectrometer and Hinode Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer instruments."
[Jonathan Cirtain, 2015 Karen Harvery Prize winner]

2015 Karen Harvey Prize: Jonathan Cirtain

"For his major contributions to the development of the next generation of solar instrumentation and his studies of the role of magnetic reconnection in the heating of the solar corona."