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Special Announcements

May 1, 2017

Dear Colleague Letter – MPS-AST Facility Divestment Activity (NSF 17-079)

Dear Colleague Letter: Intent to Release a Solicitation Regarding Future Continued Operations of the Arecibo Observatory (NSF 16-144)

Dear Colleague Letter: Concepts for Future Operation of the Arecibo Observatory (NSF 16-005)

Dear Colleague Letter – Optics and Photonics (NSF 16-004)

MPS Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate - Graduate Research Supplements (AGEP-GRS) Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 16-125)

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF/AST Response to the NRC Report "Optimizing the U.S. Ground-Based Optical and Infrared Astronomy System" (NSF 15-115)

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