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NOAO Newsletter - March 2010 - Number 101

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Our New Newsletter Format

With the first issue of the NOAO/NSO Newsletter in 2010, we will begin producing only two issues a year for publication in March and September. Additionally, we are changing the section organization to make the Newsletter more useful and informative. In previous issues, the section content followed the organizational structure of NOAO. The new sections, described below, are subject-oriented.

  • Science Highlights-This will remain much the same as it has been, a place for highlighting scientific accomplishments in astronomy/astrophysics.
  • System Science Capabilities-This will include articles about the telescopes and instruments under development and plans for enhancing the US ground-based optical/infrared system of telescopes. These articles will pertain to the facilities provided to the US astronomical community by the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Gemini Observatory, SMARTS and SOAR consortiums, Telescope System Instrumentation Program, and ReSTAR.
  • System Observing: Instruments & Telescopes-This section contains everything readers will need to know to propose for observing time with the above mentioned facilities.
  • NOAO Operations & Staff Highlights-This begins with the NOAO director's article and includes articles about the operations/management of and the people involved with the National Observatory.
  • NSO Happenings-This begins with the NSO director's article and includes all NSO-related articles that are not in "Science Highlights" and cover topics about NSO telescopes and instruments, the operations/management of, and the people involved in NSO.

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Posted Feb 24 2010

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