The breakout session at the SPIE (Tuesday 24 June, 7:30 pm) will be structured much like the AAS session. Europeans are welcome. Working groups will not be formed there.
The following people have responded to the recent email:
Christian Hummel (ESO)
Robert Stencil (Uni Denver)
Jean Philippe Berger (Grenoble)
Jorg-Uwe Pott (Keck)
Denis Mourard (Grasse)
Nicholas Elias (Uni Heidelberg)
Gerard van Belle (ESO)
Guy Perin (Meudon)
Julian Woillez (Keck)
Christopher Tycner (Central Michigan)
Michael Hrynevych (Keck)
Peter Wizinowich (Keck)
William Danchi (Goddard)
Phil Hinz (U of A)
Theo got the following response from the editorial staff:
Dear Dr. ten Brummelaar,
Some weeks ago, you proposed to write an article for Physics Today's readers on optical interferometry. Thank you for your patience. We have now discussed your proposal, consulted with several experts, and concluded that it's a fine idea. I have attached your “official” invitation; we will also send a hard copy on our letterhead to your Mt. Wilson address. Our author guidelines are included with the letter.
We look forward to working with you. Should any questions or concerns arise, feel free to contact me.
With best regards,
Physics Today would like a 4500-word article with three or fewer authors (Theo, Michelle, Hal), to be ready by mid-September. USIC members will get together in Marseilles at or after the breakout session to discuss focal points of the article.
We will discuss possible participation in the Year of Astronomy at the next teleconference.
Hal McAlister and Andy Boden are dropping out as active members. Sam Ragland (KI) will join.
July 10, 1:00 PDT = 2:00 MDT = 4:00 EDT
Michelle has requested an evening session for the AAS January meeting [in Long Beach], but has not yet heard back from the AAS.