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News from AAS Newsletter 86 - August 1997

Spring Meeting

The next DDA meeting is in Charlottesville, Virginia, hosted by the Department of Astronomy and Leander McCormick Observatory of the University of Virginia. The meeting dates are 1-3 April, 1998. The local host is Phil Ianna (, and the Program Committee consists of Fritz Benedict (Chair,, Phil Ianna, and Marc Murison (Secretary,

Student Stipend Program

To increase student interest in presenting papers at DDA meetings, the Division is making available up to two student stipends of $400 each. Any full- or part-time student presently enrolled in an academic program at a bona fide college or university is eligible. Submit an abstract of a paper for presentation at the 29th meeting of the DDA to be held at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, 1-3 April 1998, with a letter of recommendation from an adviser. These are to be submitted to: Dr. Judit G. Ries (, The University of Texas, Dept. of Astronomy, Austin, TX 78712.

The deadline for submission is 15 December 1997. Up to two stipend recipients (and two alternates) will be named by 15 February 1998. If one or both of the named recipients are not able to attend the meeting, one or both of the alternates will be named as stipend recipients. Checks will be presented at the meeting. Stipend recipients will have their abstract, registration, and banquet fees waived. All of the normal rules of abstract submittal and paper presentation must be followed. Recipients will be responsible for making arrangements for travel, lodging, meals, and meeting attendance. Abstract forms may be obtained from the Secretary, Marc Murison (

1998 Brouwer Award

The Brouwer Award was established to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of Dynamical Astronomy, including celestial mechanics, astrometry, geophysics, stellar systems, galactic and extra galactic dynamics. It is open to candidates of any age, or nationality, occupation or specific field of interest. The Award consists of an honorarium of $2000 plus an appropriate certificate.

Letters of nomination should cite the achievements in or contributions to Dynamical Astronomy that might appropriately be recognized by the Award. Nominations are to be supported by copies of the vitae and bibliography of the nominee and by letters of recommendation from three knowledgeable people testifying to the long-term impact of the nominee's contributions to Dynamical Astronomy. Nominations and supporting documentation should sent to arrive not later than not later than 29 December 1997 to: Professor P.T. de Zeeuw (, Sterrewacht/Huygens Laboratorium, Postbus 9513, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands, from whom further information may be obtained.