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1999 HEAD Meeting

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	to those of you who have received multiple copies.

To: High_Energy_Astrophysical_Community
Subject: 1999 HEAD Meeting

Email Summary:

* 1st Announcement of 1999 HEAD Meeting, April 12, Charleston, S.C.
* This Mailing List (to get on or off)
* Meeting Introduction
* Abstracts due February 10, 1999.
* Abstracts to be published in Bulletin of AAS
* Abstracts submitted in LaTex or online - FIRM DUE DATE.
* Charleston details  	 http://www.cofc.edu/~neffj/head/
* Registration details   http://www.confcon.com
* Abstract Submission 	 http:// www.aas.org/~abstract/abstracts.html

Dear Recipient,

        The following is the first announcement for the 1999 Meeting of
the High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) of the AAS.  We have sent
this to various email lists and exploders and we apologize for any
duplication.  If you are interested and would like to be placed on the 
HEAD 1999 Meeting announcement list, please send any email to:


(Not necessary if you are already on the head99 mailing list.)  ALL 
future announcements and registration information will be emailed only 
to those on our mailing list.

	Meeting details and links can also be found at our website:


                                Eureka Scientific
                                Host, 1999 HEAD Meeting



                             April 12 - 15, 1997

                         Charleston, South Carolina


               ABSTRACTS DUE to the AAS by February 10, 1999



  The AAS High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) will hold its 
fourth Divisional meeting in April of 1999 in Charleston, S.C. to 
bring together the wide spectrum of topics embraced by our field which 
includes far-ultraviolet astronomy, x-ray and gamma-ray astronomy, 
cosmic rays - including neutrinos and magnetic monopoles - high-energy 
processes in cosmic objects, and gravitational wave astronomy.  

  This is a golden era for High Energy Astrophysics in which we have six 
outstanding missions currently flying (BeppoSAX, RXTE, ASCA, ACE, CGRO 
and ROSAT) with AXAF to be launched in late January 1999.  Early 
results from AXAF should be available for this meeting.  The launch of 
XMM in August of 1999 and ASTRO E in February 2000 together with 
AXAF herald a new era of high resolution X-ray spectroscopy and imaging.

  The Super Kamiocande, the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory and Amanda at 
the South Pole bring powerful new capabilities to neutrino astronomy.  
The search for magnetic monopoles (MACRO) has reached an important 
new threshold with cosmological significance.  The LIGO experiment 
for gravitational wave astronomy is nearing completion and LISA, a 
space based detector, is being studied by NASA and ESA.  The Auger 
Project has received funding for a new cosmic ray observatory to 
search for the highest energy cosmic rays.  Exciting new information on 
gamma-ray bursts continues to arrive from BeppoSAX and the optical and 
radio counterpart searches.  GLAST and Constellation-X are in their 
definition phases.  

  The meeting sessions will be science-based, rather than mission 
based.  Oral sessions will include plenary reviews plus contributed 
talks.  Ample time will be allowed for viewing papers in the poster 
sessions.  Evening discussion sessions may be organized on topics of 
current interest. Anyone with a topic in mind for a special session, 
please contact Gordon Garmire (garmire@astro.psu.edu).

  The meeting will incorporate 1/2 day workshops on data analysis for 
AXAF and on guest investigator opportunities for ASTRO E.  A workshop 
on Constellation-X is planned. There will also be one or two review 
talks about the XMM GTO observations.



  The HEAD executive committee has decided that the Meeting abstracts
should be published in an archival publication that can be referenced.  
Therefore, all submitted abstracts will be published in the Bulletin of 
the American Astronomical Society (BAAS), which will be available at 
the meeting.  In order to meet this tight publication deadline, all 
abstracts will be submitted to and processed by the AAS in LaTex format 
by the due date of February 10, 1999.  Abstracts submitted after this 
date will only be accepted at the discretion of the Scientific 
Organizing Committee and will be published in the BAAS in a later 

  You may submit your abstract via the WWW (highly recomended) or
by email.  WWW submission, LaTex abstract forms and instructions can 
be found online at:


A copy of the LaTex form is at the end of this email.
You may submit multiple abstracts as first author, BUT, all abstract 
submissions beyond the first cost $30 each.  You will be charged
at registration.

Scientific Organizing Committee:

(HEAD Executive committee)

        Gordon Garmire (Chair)
        Jill Bechtold
        Lynn Cominsky (HEAD press officer)
	Arthur Davidsen
        Neil Gehrels
	Alan Guth
	Alice Harding (Vice-Chair)
	Richard Lingenfelter
        Alan Marscher (Secretary/Treasurer)
        Dan McCammon
        Chip Meegan
        Nick White 

(Local Organizing Committee Chair)

        James Neff, College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.

                             MEETING DETAILS


  We are pleased to announce the 1999 HEAD meeting will be held in 
Charleston, South Carolina.  Charleston is a town of great charm and 
historical interest.  It is a perfect location for exploring 
post-Revolutionary homes, antebellum mansions, and wandering through 
lush elegant gardens.  Beautiful blue water always within view, 
Charleston has quiet rivers and marshes, miles of uncrowded beaches 
and Atlantic surf.  Its seaside location not only affords great 
recreational opportunities, but also gives rise to some of America's
most interesting regional cooking.  

  The location for this year's meeting is the Westin Francis Marion 
Hotel, in the heart of Charleston's historic district.  Many of 
Charleston's famous attractions are within walking distance of the 
hotel.  On a short stroll from the hotel you will find an interesting 
array of restaurants and shops, the Charleston Museum and numerous 
historic homes.  Also nearby are Charleston's intriguing antique 
district and bustling City Market -- displaying a collection of 
regional specialties and crafts including sweetgrass basket weavers.  
This conference site is perfect for your family, too.  The city and 
surroundings are kid-friendly with lots of fun attractions including 
oceanfront parks and plantation tours which include alligators, bike 
trails and canoe rentals.

  The hotel is a wonderful example of Charleston's style and carefully
preserved architectural heritage.  Marble floors, high ceilings and a
quietly elegant lobby combine to make the Westin Francis Marion Hotel
a choice location for our April 1999 HEAD Meeting.  Details on 
accommodations and conference registration are found at the Conference 
Connection website: 


Directions to the hotel and local area transportation can also be found 
on this website.  Email registration forms will be sent out at a later 
date.  The registration fees (which include one free abstract submission) 

Early Registration (Before March 12)
	HEAD member		$225
	Non-member		 235
	Student			 125

Late Registration (March 12 to April15)
	ALL			$275


For further information (and WWW links)  please visit the 
Eureka Scientific website at:


or contact:

Eureka Scientific Inc.
2452 Delmer St. Suite 100
Oakland California  94602-3017

Phone (510) 530-1688
Fax   (510) 530-2416
email  eureka@netcom.com

AAS ABSTRACT FORM              DUE FEB. 10, 1998


You can submit the abstract via email to: 


you will receive an electronic acknowledgment of your submission.
If you have any questions, please phone the AAS at 202-328-2010,
or send an email message to abs-help@aas.org.  Please do not
send questions to the abstract submission address.

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