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1. European Week of Astronomy and Space Science  2010, 2011, and 2012

2. Call for Expressions of Interest for EAS Symposia

3. Call for nominations for the Tycho Brahe Prize 2011

4. EAS Brochure

5. Composition of EAS Council 2010-2012

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1. European Week of Astronomy and Space Science 2010, 2011, and 2012

The European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (JENAM2010) in Lisbon has just 
finished. Some 550 participants enjoyed an exciting scientific programme and 
EAS Council would like to thank the Local Organising Committee for their hard 
work that made this meeting a success.
 
The next meeting will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, from 4-8 July 2011. 
EAS Council accepted the invitation by our Italian colleagues to celebrate the 
European Week of Astronomy and Space Science 2012 with the Italian Astronomical Society (SAIT).

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2. Call for Expressions of Interest to organise EAS Symposia during JENAM2011

We invite the Astrophysics and Space Science communities to propose sessions for
the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science 2011 in St. Petersburg, Russia, from 4-8 July 2011.

A broad range of parallel sessions can be accommodated as
(A) 'special sessions' consisting of up to 3 blocks of 1.5 hours and
(B) longer sessions ('symposia') consisting of up to 6 blocks of 1.5
hours, stretching over 2 days.

All proposals should be submitted as plain text email, with up to a
maximum of 500 words, and should include the following information:

      1. Title of proposed session
      2. Summary of the goal(s) of the session
      3. Names of organisers (at least two persons)
      4. Justification for proposed duration of the session (how many
         1.5-hour blocks?)
      5. Anticipated audience size

Proposals should be sent to Elias BRINKS <secretary-eas @ unige.ch>;
by 15 October 2010 for review by the SOC. Applicants will be notified about the 
outcome of the selection process by the end of November 2010.

Individuals within the European astronomy and space science communities, and 
networks also, are strongly encouraged to propose and organise sessions.

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3. Call for nominations for the Tycho Brahe Prize 2011

One of the highlights of this year's JENAM was the award of the EAS Tycho Brahe
prize to Ray Wilson. EAS Council now invites nominations for the Tycho Brahe Prize 2011. 
Full details, including nomination form can be found on the EAS webpages at

  http://eas.unige.ch/tycho_brahe_prize.jsp

and clicking on the 2011 tab. Note the strict deadline of Friday, October 29, 2010

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4. EAS Brochure

EAS has produced a tri-fold  brochure, explaining its aims and highlighting its
activities. EAS gratefully acknowledges the help it received from ESO with the
design and production of this brochure. 

Electronic copies can be downloaded from the EAS web at the following link:

	http://eas.unige.ch/products.jsp

All members are encouraged to print out and distribute colour copies or electronic 
versions of this brochure among their colleagues. 

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5. Composition of EAS Council 2010-2012

At the EAS General Assembly in Lisbon the results of the elections of council
members was announced. The outgoing members are Joachim Krautter (President), 
Martin Huber (Vice-President), Tino Oliva, and Alexander Stepanov. New council
members are Thierry Courvoisier (President), Mary Kontizas (Vice-President), 
and councillors João Fernandes and Andrey Finkelstein. Anne Dutrey (Treasurer) 
was re-elected.

The current composition of EAS Council can be found on our web page:

	http://eas.unige.ch/council.jsp

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