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NOAO Newsletter - KPNO Operations - March 2000 - Number 61


Margaret Edmondson Graduate Student Fellowship

Sidney Wolff and Richard Green

To enable graduate students to gain hands-on experience with astronomical instrumentation and observation, KPNO is pleased to announce the Margaret Edmondson Fellowship program, which will support extended visits to Kitt Peak to work on projects at the WIYN Observatory. Once each year we will fund travel and living expenses for a graduate student in astronomy, physics, optics, or engineering to spend a month working with NOAO and WIYN scientists and engineers. A diverse range of opportunities is possible, including observing and data analysis, instrument calibration, and technical and engineering projects. Participation in the program may lead to continuing scientific and technical collaborations.

The fellowship was made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Frank K. Edmondson, Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at Indiana University. Frank served on the AURA Board for 26 years from its inception and, as its President, was active in the planning of the KPNO 4-meter telescope and the establishment of CTIO. The gift memorializes his wife, Margaret Russell Edmondson, his life's companion and daughter of the astronomer Henry Norris Russell.

The application should include a curriculum vitae, a description of the student's interests, and a statement about how this extended visit would benefit his or her graduate training. Please include the names and contact information for two references. Applicants will be selected based on their proposals and the match between student interests and available scientific and engineering supervisors.

Lodging and meals on Kitt Peak will be provided for students in the program. Applications for the coming year should be sent to:

Margaret Edmondson Fellowship Program
c/o Director's Office
Kitt Peak National Observatory
P.O. Box 26732
Tucson, Arizona 85726-6732

The application deadline is April 14, 2000.


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