Grants

Grant Recipients in 1998

Grant Recipients $15,346

American Association of Variable Star Observers

Amount
$2,500
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
1998
Principal Investigator:
Janet A. Mattei

For the purchase of a computer dedicated to running a WWW and FTP server, as well as host the AAVSO web and FTP sites in a manner to allow more efficient and faster distribution of astronomical and educational variable star data to the scientific community.

Appalachian State University

Amount
$2,445
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
1998
Principal Investigator:
Richard O. Gray

for the purchase of three Strömgren CCD uvby filters to be used to discover and analyze faint stars of astrophysical interest — per-main-sequence A-type stars, supergiant A, F and G-type stars, and subdwarf O and B-type stars.

Florida Institute of Technology

Amount
$1,171
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
1998
Principal Investigator:
Frederick A. Ringwald

For the purchase of an HP LaserJet 6MP printer and three toner cartridges. This printer will assist all in the research department in the support of a project carrying out an observational search of a new fundamental class of astronomical objects, Thorne-Zytkow object. The F.A.R. gratefully acknowledges the donation by the Institute for Space Observations of the funds for this grant.

Florida International University

Amount
$2,240
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
1998
Principal Investigator:
Walter V. Van Hamme

for the purchase of a set of three Strömgren filters to be used with the CCD camera at the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) for the purpose of expanding SARA’s photometric capabilities. The filter set will be permanently available to all SARA users.

Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus

Amount
$2,490
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
1998
Principal Investigator:
M. Chantale Damas

For the purchase of a complete computer system, including Linux, for the purpose of performing research involving spatial distributions of supernovae in galaxies.

The Citadel

Amount
$2,000
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
1998
Principal Investigator:
Saul J. Adelman

for the purchase of Strömgren filters with the Vatican Observatory Group in order to place observations from both observatories on the Strömvil system to characterize the properties of cluster stars — temperature, gravity, metal-richness and whether they are single or binary. For educational purposes, the best of the cluster images will be combined into true color images and a WWW page in English and Spanish will be created.

University of Victoria, Canada

Amount
$2,500
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
1998
Principal Investigator:
Geraint F. Lewis

For the purchase of a computer workstation on which high resolution simulations of the destruction of the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy will be undertaken and from which information will be obtained on the powerful constaints on the dark matter content and distribution within the Sagittarius Dwarf.

Total: $15,346