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LAD Newsletter 3

Welcome to the February 2013 Newsletter from the AAS Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD). Below we provide information on:

2nd Announcement of the First Laboratory Astrophysics Division meeting
How AAS members can join the LAD
How non-AAS members can join the LAD

For up-to-date information, we encourage you to regularly consult the LAD web pages at

 Second Announcement of the First LAD meeting

The first LAD meeting will be held jointly with the AAS summer meeting from June 2-6, 2013, in Indianapolis, IN. The meeting will feature an AAS/LAD plenary talk by Prof. Robert Rosner from the University of Chicago; LAD sessions devoted to atoms, molecules, dust and ices, plasmas, planetary science, nuclear, and particles; and an LAD poster session to run the duration of the meeting. Each session will feature two invited 30 minute talks and two contributed 15 minute talks. Additional information can be found at

The meeting website is now available at

Register now to get the lowest registration rate. We encourage everyone interested in attending to join both the LAD and the AAS. Instructions on how are given later in this Newsletter.

Important Dates
Early Registration: 22 January - 13 February 2013
Regular Registration: 14 February - 11 April 2013
Late Registration: 12 April - 16 May 2013
Registration with On-site Fees: 17 May 2013 - 6 June 2013

Regular Abstract Submission: 1 February - 4 March 2013, 9:00pm ET
Late Abstract Submission: 6 March - 18 April 2013, 9:00pm ET

Public Splinter Meeting Request Deadline: 1 May 2013
Private Splinter Meeting Request Deadline: 15 April 2013

Child Care Grant Requests Due: 1 May 2013

Hotel Reservation Deadline: 10 May 2013

Secure the Early Registration rate for the Indianapolis Meeting
Registration is now open for the 222nd Meeting in Indianapolis, IN, 2-6 June 2013.
Phone: 202-328-2010 ext. 106
Fax: 202-234-7850
Register by 13 February to receive the lowest registration rate.

Abstract Submission Opens 1 February

Regular abstract submission for the 222nd AAS Meeting will open 1 February. Visit for submission instructions and guidelines.

 How AAS members can join LAD

The AAS Membership renewal season is still on. Information is available from the AAS webpage

One can also join through the LAD Membership page

When you renew your AAS membership, you will also be able to join the LAD, pay the associated dues, and make donations to the division.

 How non-AAS members can join LAD

1. Join the AAS and select the LAD as your division. This is the way to show the strongest possible support for the LAD. If you will be attending LAD or other AAS meetings, then this is also the financially advantageous path. Information is available from the AAS webpage

2. Join the LAD as an affiliate member, if you are a member of another recognized professional organization with interests related to laboratory astrophysics. Those interested in becoming affiliate members can join through the LAD membership page

The Bylaws require that an application for affiliate membership shall be sponsored by at least two regular members of the Division. If you are interested in joining but do not know two LAD members, please submit your application anyway. It will be vetted by the LAD Steering Committee for approval.