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Flexible Image Transport System ( sci.astro.fits )
 
From [email protected] Sat Apr  4 02:45:13 1992
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From: [email protected] (Don Wells)
Subject: RFD:  sci.astro.fits
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Request For Discussion to Create USENET Newsgroup

Name:	sci.astro.fits

Status:	Unmoderated

Charter:

  This newsgroup will provide a forum for the discussion of all topics
  concerning the FITS [Flexible Image Transport System] data format.
  The newsgroup will be interfaced to the Email exploder
  [email protected] so that traffic originating on either the
  newsgroup on the exploder will be automatically transmitted to the
  other. This new newsgroup will replace existing newsgroup
  alt.sci.astro.fits.  

Reference Entry:

  sci.astro.fits	Issues related to FITS [Flexible Image Transport System]

Initial Discussion:

  On 19 December I posted a message to alt.sci.astro.fits entitled
  "Create sci.astro.fits?". I received four replies, three in favor
  and one opposed. The person opposed was not really in opposition to
  a FITS newsgroup per se, but rather to proliferation of special
  interest groups. We had an exchange of Email which explored the class
  of related issues, but the heart of the difference of opinion is
  fairly well conveyed by the appended extract, in which my remarks
  are labelled "DW" and the other person's opinions are labelled "OP": 

  OP> I object in principle to groups on Usenet (which is
  OP> essentially a general purpose public broadcasting system) which have a
  OP> total potential worldwide readership numbered in the thousands, most
  OP> of whom don't know about Usenet in the first place, and who are
  OP> concentrated at only a small minority of the sites.  
 
  DW> Very few groups on Usenet are read by even 10% of the readers. In
  DW> fact, the purpose of Usenet is to provide a communication mechanism
  DW> for modest-sized subsets of the community who have specialized
  DW> interests. In other words, you are objecting in principle to the main
  DW> *principle* of Usenet! Each of these small communities agrees to carry
  DW> the traffic of the other communities, and thus all benefit.
-- 
Donald C. Wells             Associate Scientist        [email protected]
National Radio Astronomy Observatory                   +1-804-296-0277
520 Edgemont Road                                 Fax= +1-804-296-0278
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-2475 USA            78:31.1W, 38:02.2N 

From [email protected] Sat Apr  4 02:59:23 1992
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From: [email protected] (Don Wells)
Subject: CFV:  sci.astro.fits
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Call For Votes to Create USENET Newsgroup

Name:	sci.astro.fits

Status:	Unmoderated

Charter:

  This newsgroup will provide a forum for the discussion of all topics
  concerning the FITS [Flexible Image Transport System] data format.
  The newsgroup will be interfaced to the Email exploder
  [email protected] so that traffic originating on either the
  newsgroup on the exploder will be automatically transmitted to the
  other. This new newsgroup will replace existing newsgroup
  alt.sci.astro.fits.  

Reference Entry:

  sci.astro.fits	Issues related to the Flexible Image Transport System.

How to Vote:

  Send Email to	"[email protected]" (or "[email protected]") with
  the Subject line containing either "I vote YES on sci.astro.fits" or
  "I vote NO on sci.astro.fits".  If you are unable to generate/edit a
  Subject line then insert the YES/NO statement into the body of your
  message. The votes must be an explicit YES or NO; conditional votes
  will not be accepted.  Only votes mailed to the above addresses will
  count; votes posted to the net for any reason and proxy votes (such
  as mailing list maintainers claiming a vote for each member of the
  list) will not be counted.  

  Each vote will be acknowledged by Email, and at least one mass
  acknowledgement will be posted to various newsgroups.

Period:

  This vote will end at 23:59 Eastern time on Saturday 2 March 1992.
-- 
Donald C. Wells             Associate Scientist        [email protected]
National Radio Astronomy Observatory                   +1-804-296-0277
520 Edgemont Road                                 Fax= +1-804-296-0278
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-2475 USA            78:31.1W, 38:02.2N 

From [email protected] Sat Apr  4 03:10:50 1992
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From: [email protected] (Don Wells)
Subject: 2nd CFV and VOTE ACK:  sci.astro.fits
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This is the second Call For Votes on the creation of the unmoderated
newsgroup sci.astro.fits.

Name:	sci.astro.fits

Status:	Unmoderated

Charter:

  This newsgroup will provide a forum for the discussion of all topics
  concerning the FITS [Flexible Image Transport System] data format.
  The newsgroup will be interfaced to the Email exploder
  [email protected] so that traffic originating on either the
  newsgroup on the exploder will be automatically transmitted to the
  other. This new newsgroup will replace existing newsgroup
  alt.sci.astro.fits.  

Reference Entry:

  sci.astro.fits	Issues related to FITS [Flexible Image Transport System]

How to Vote:

  Send Email to	"[email protected]" (or "[email protected]") with
  the Subject line containing either "I vote YES on sci.astro.fits" or
  "I vote NO on sci.astro.fits".  If you are unable to generate/edit a
  Subject line then insert the YES/NO statement into the body of your
  message. The votes must be an explicit YES or NO; conditional votes
  will not be accepted.  Only votes mailed to the above addresses will
  count; votes posted to the net for any reason and proxy votes (such
  as mailing list maintainers claiming a vote for each member of the
  list) will not be counted.  

  Each vote will be acknowledged by Email, and at least one more mass
  acknowledgement will be posted to various newsgroups.

Period:

  This vote will end at 23:59 Eastern time on Monday 2 March 1992.

				=-=-=-=-=

At 15:00 EST (20:00 GMT) Tuesday February 18, votes had been received
>from 218 people, and acknowledgements sent, with the exception of one
address which bounces due to its mailer being mis-configured. To all
of you who have voted so far I say: "Thank You!".

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Donald C. Wells             Associate Scientist        dwells@nrao.edu
National Radio Astronomy Observatory                   +1-804-296-0277
520 Edgemont Road                                 Fax= +1-804-296-0278
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-2475 USA            78:31.1W, 38:02.2N 

From dwells@fits.cx.nrao.edu Sat Apr  4 03:17:22 1992
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From: dwells@fits.cx.nrao.edu (Don Wells)
Subject: 3rd CFV and VOTE ACK:  sci.astro.fits
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This is the final Call For Votes on the creation of the unmoderated
newsgroup sci.astro.fits.

Name:	sci.astro.fits

Status:	Unmoderated

Charter:

  This newsgroup will provide a forum for the discussion of all topics
  concerning the FITS [Flexible Image Transport System] data format.
  The newsgroup will be interfaced to the Email exploder
  fitsbits@fits.cx.nrao.edu so that traffic originating on either the
  newsgroup on the exploder will be automatically transmitted to the
  other. This new newsgroup will replace existing newsgroup
  alt.sci.astro.fits.  

Reference Entry:

  sci.astro.fits	Issues related to FITS [Flexible Image Transport System]

How to Vote:

  Send Email to	"dwells@fits.cx.nrao.edu" (or "dwells@nrao.edu") with
  the Subject line containing either "I vote YES on sci.astro.fits" or
  "I vote NO on sci.astro.fits".  If you are unable to generate/edit a
  Subject line then insert the YES/NO statement into the body of your
  message. The votes must be an explicit YES or NO; conditional votes
  will not be accepted.  Only votes mailed to the above addresses will
  count; votes posted to the net for any reason and proxy votes (such
  as mailing list maintainers claiming a vote for each member of the
  list) will not be counted.  

  Each vote will be acknowledged by Email.

Period:

  This vote will end at 23:59 Eastern time on Monday 2 March 1992.

			 =-=-= Vote ACK =-=-=
      =-=-= at 15:00 EST (20:00 GMT) Wednesday February 26 =-=-=

Votes have been received from 296 people, and acknowledgements have
been sent to them. To all of you who have voted so far I say:

			    "Thank You!"

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               Rick Coates          rick@ateq.com
            Bruce C Cogan           bcc900@cscgpo.anu.edu.au
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              Allen Farris          farris@stsci.edu
            Eric D. Feigelson       edf@astro.psu.edu
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                    Gilligan        pcp2g@karma.astro.virginia.edu
              Frank Giovane         fgiovane@nhqvax.dnet.nasa.gov
               John Glaspey         glaspey@cfht.hawaii.edu
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              Orhan GOKCOL          ucgokcol@tritu.bitnet
             Daniel Golombek        golombek@stsci.edu
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              Wendy Harrison        harrison@cfht.hawaii.edu
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               Jeff Hayes           hayes@stsci.edu
               Greg Hennessy        gsh7w@fermi.clas.virginia.edu
               Tony Hewitt          hewitt@aslpet.med.ge.com
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               John Horne           horne@cfht.hawaii.edu
            Julie A Hovencamp       zbsy@cornellc.cit.cornell.edu
             Victor Hughes          hughesv@qucdn.queensu.ca
             Gareth Hunt            ghunt@nrao.edu
         Dr. Albert Hybl            hybl@umbc4.umbc.edu
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               Dave Jenner          davej@phast.phys.washington.edu
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             Justin Jonas           phjj@ruchem.ru.ac.za
             Dean C Josephson       dean@cfht.hawaii.edu
            Joel C. Justen          joel%crpi.uucp@uunet.uu.net
            Sheldon Kay             shelly@iscnvx.lmsc.lockheed.com
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               John Kerr            john@cfht.hawaii.edu
                Bob Kibrick         kibrick@helios.ucsc.edu
              james kiley           jkiley@andy.bgsu.edu
             Edward King            eking@herca.jpl.nasa.gov
            Quincey Koziol          koziol@ncsa.uiuc.edu
             N PAUL KUIN            kuin@nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov
                Tom Kuiper          kuiper@kuiper.jpl.nasa.gov
            Krishna Kunchithapadam  krisna@cs.wisc.edu
              Lukas Labhardt        labhardt@urz.unibas.ch
           Francois Lacoursiere     d353426@uqam.bitnet
               Glen Langston        glangsto@saips.cv.nrao.edu
MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER LAPAGLIA        m953618@mcdonald.nadn.navy.mil
            Charles Lawrence        crl@eccles.caltech.edu
               D.A. Leahy           leahy@iras.ucalgary.ca
             Zoltan Levay           levay@stsci.edu
               Paul Leyland         pcl@oxford.ac.uk
               Greg Lindahl         gl8f@fermi.clas.virginia.edu
              Peter Linde           peter@astro.lu.se
                Bob Link            link@cfht.hawaii.edu
         Joseph St. Lucas           stlucas@gdwest.gd.com
               Lars Lundahl         lundahl@oso.chalmers.se
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               Dyer Lytle           lytle@noao.edu
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              Ralph Marson          rmarson@rp.csiro.au
             George Martin          gmartin@zia.aoc.nrao.edu
               Mark McCaughrean     mjm@as.arizona.edu
               Rick McGonegal       mcgonegr@noao.edu
                 Ed McGuire         emcguire@ccad.uiowa.edu
            Stephen Meatheringham   sjm@merlin.anu.edu.au
              David Mehringer       dmehring@zia.aoc.nrao.edu
                Tom Metcalf         metcalf@maile.ifa.hawaii.edu
                Ken Mighell         mighell@merlin.anu.edu.au
          Eugene F. Milone          milone@acs.ucalgary.ca
             Stefan Mochnacki       stefan@vela.astro.utoronto.ca
              David Moffett         dpm@cs.purdue.edu
             Luis E Montenegro      luis@sci.ccny.cuny.edu
     Christopher B. Moore           cmoore@alioth.mit.edu
        Christopher Mullins         cfm2h@fulton.seas.virginia.edu
              J. R. Munoz_Peiro     jmunoz@estsaa.dnet.nasa.gov
            KAYLENE MURDOCH         phys166@csc.canterbury.ac.nz
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              Steve Murray          ssm@cfa244.harvard.edu
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              Nancy Oliversen       noliversen@iuegtc.dnet.nasa.gov
            Eric C. Olson           ericco@ssl.berkeley.edu
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           Patricio Ortiz           ortiz@vela.astro.utoronto.ca
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           Aliza R. Panitz          buglady@silver.lcs.mit.edu
                Tim Pearson         tjp@eccles.caltech.edu
         Jeffrey A. Pedelty         pedelty@jansky.gsfc.nasa.gov
            William Pence           pence@tetra.gsfc.nasa.gov
          George D. Phillies        phillies@wpi.wpi.edu
           The Daft Pict            mclean@shadow.stsci.edu
                Joe Plassmann       joep@asgard.lpl.arizona.edu
        Jose Daniel Ponz            jdp@vilspa.dnet.nasa.gov
               Tony Putman          tonyp@ucthpx.uct.ac.za
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              Kavan Ratnatunga      kavan@merlin.anu.edu.au
              Somak Raychaudhury    somak@cfa203.harvard.edu
               Gail Reichert        reichert@rosgip.gsfc.nasa.gov
              Brian Reynolds        reynolds@fsg.com
         GUENTER R. RIEGLER         griegler@nasamail.nasa.gov
P. von Ballmos-E. del Rio           pvb@cix.cict.fr
            Greg N. Roberts         roberts@orion.arc.nasa.gov
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              Chris Rogers          crogers@drao.nrc.ca
              Steve Rooke           rooke@noao.edu
             Arnold Rots            arots@xebec.gsfc.nasa.gov
              a. m. rushton         rushton@stsci.edu
             Robert Rutledge        rutledge@space.mit.edu
             Gustaf Rydbeck         gustaf@oso.chalmers.se
            Dave V. Schaller        schaller@hsi86.hsi.com
               Skip Schaller        skip@as.arizona.edu
            Paul J. Schinder        schinder@leprss.gsfc.nasa.gov
              ERWIN SCHMERLING      eschmerling@nasamail.nasa.gov
                Rob Seaman          seaman@noao.edu
               Ajai Sehgal          ajai@sce.carleton.ca
              Nigel Sharp           sharp@vela.tuc.noao.edu
               Dave Shone           dshone@nrao.edu
             Steinn Sigurdsson      steinly@topaz.ucsc.edu
             Michal Simon           msimon@ccmail.sunysb.edu
           Jhs John Simonetti       jhs@astro.phys.vt.edu
              Bobby Song            song@cfht.hawaii.edu
          Robert W. Spiker          rws3n@astsun9.astro.virginia.edu
               Ralf Stephan         hagbard@ark.abg.sub.org
            Carolyn Stern           stern@jasra.harvard.edu
           Peter B. Stetson         stetson@dao.nrc.ca
               Mark Stevens         stevens@stsci.edu
             Thomas Stingl          stingl@gate.fzi.de
              Cliff Stoll           stoll@ocf.berkeley.edu
               Jose Suarez          suarez@as.arizona.edu
              Denis Sullivan        sullivan@emf.vuw.ac.nz
            William Thompson        thompson@serts.gsfc.nasa.gov
               Rich Thomson         rthomson@dsd.es.com
         Michael H. Tipping         greywolf@vesta.unm.edu
               Doug Tody            tody@noao.edu
             Tanabe Toshihiko       ltanabe@c1.mtk.nao.ac.jp
               Dean Tucker          tucker@helios.ucsc.edu
              Tasso Tzioumis        atzioumi@atnf.csiro.au
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               Dirk Valk            dirk@spacsun.rice.edu
                Tas van.Ommen       tas@tasman.cc.utas.edu.au
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               Alan Watson          alan@uwast.astro.wisc.edu
          George M. Weaver          weaver@astro.psu.edu
                Don Wells           dwells@fits.cx.nrao.edu
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               Tony Willis          twillis@drao.nrc.ca
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              Peter Yee             yee@spectre.arc.nasa.gov
                 A. Young           ayoung@eso.org
             Nelson Zarate          nelson@stsci.edu
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Name:	sci.astro.fits

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Charter:

  This newsgroup will provide a forum for the discussion of all topics
  concerning the FITS [Flexible Image Transport System] data format.
  The newsgroup will be interfaced to the Email exploder
  fitsbits@fits.cx.nrao.edu so that traffic originating on either the
  newsgroup on the exploder will be automatically transmitted to the
  other. This new newsgroup will replace existing newsgroup
  alt.sci.astro.fits.  

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  sci.astro.fits	Issues related to FITS [Flexible Image Transport System]

This newsgroup received 311 YES votes and 14 NO votes during the
voting period (11 February to 23:59_EST 02 March 1992). As the excess
of YES votes over NO votes was more than 100, and more than 2/3 of the
votes were YES, this newsgroup should be created.

The following 311 people voted YES:
                                    adelmans@citadel.bitnet
                                    anderson@atnf.csiro.au
                                    anw@anwsun.phya.utoledo.edu
                                    bob@ipac.caltech.edu
                                    bpirenne@eso.org
                                    bschlesinger@nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    c1796@slvaxa.umsl.edu
                                    cbiemes@noao.edu
                                    cguirao@eso.org
                                    chipman@grossc.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    collierm@astro.byu.edu
                                    colorado@stars.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    davidsen@crdos1.crd.ge.com
                                    dreher@bkyast.berkeley.edu
                                    ed@astro.umd.edu
                                    fitz@noao.edu
                                    fmurtagh@eso.org
                                    francois@simbad.u-strasbg.fr
                                    gondwana@athena.mit.edu
                                    hmadorf@eso.org
                                    howard@ssl.msfc.nasa.gov
                                    jjk@astro.umd.edu
                                    jlovell@physvax.phys.utas.edu.au
                                    jmcgaha@pimacc.pima.edu
                                    joycemr%cfa8.decnet@harvard.harvard.edu
                                    ke@laban.uu.se
                                    kemper@nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    marschal@cc.gettysburg.edu
                                    mary@jach.hawaii.edu
                                    mh563x1d@ducvax.auburn.edu
                                    m_hayden@pluto.cc.gettysburg.edu
                                    nafia@chimay.cma.fr
                                    neff@stars.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    ovdluhe@eso.org
                                    pdierckx@eso.org
                                    pgrosbol@eso.org
                                    phys218@csc.canterbury.ac.nz
                                    pshuang@athena.mit.edu
                                    pwb@isaac.phys.unsw.oz.au
                                    ralbrech@eso.org
                                    repalmer@oread.cc.ukans.edu
                                    rhook@eso.org
                                    rick@ipac.caltech.edu
                                    sysevm%nsrvan.uucp%clark.uucp@clark.edu
                                    varsik@suncub.bbso.caltech.edu
                                    w3whw@scfmvs.bitnet
                                    weiland@aruba.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    whb@hoh-2.att.com
                                    wls@astro.umd.edu
              Lenny Abbey           labbey@gtri01.gatech.edu
              Steve Abrams          abrams%cfa0@harvard.harvard.edu
              David Adler           dadler@negra.aoc.nrao.edu
              Moani Akana           akana@cfht.hawaii.edu
             Miguel Albrecht        malbrech@eso.org
            Michael Albrow          phys170@csc.canterbury.ac.nz
              Steve Allen           sla@helios.ucsc.edu
              Scott Allendorf       sca@space.physics.uiowa.edu
              Shaun Amy             samy@atnf.csiro.au
           Keith M. Andress         andress@igor.siemens.com
              Keith Arnaud          kaa@rosserv.gsfc.nasa.gov
              Carlo Baffa           baffa@arcetri.astro.it
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          Jeannette Barnes          jbarnes@noao.edu
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               Paul Bartholdi       bartho@scsun.unige.ch
              Fritz Benedict        fritz@dorrit.as.utexas.edu
               Mark Birkinshaw      mb1%cfarg2.decnet@harvard.harvard.edu
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       Michael Eric Boschat         andromed@atm.dal.ca
     Jeffrey Oliver Breen           job@cfa236.harvard.edu
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        Lawrence E. Brown           elwin@gamma.phys.clemson.edu
                Liz Bryson          bryson@cfht.hawaii.edu
             Markus Buchhorn        markus@merlin.anu.edu.au
               Mike Buckles         buckles@cfht.hawaii.edu
           Sinclair Budd            cmaae50@cc.ic.ac.uk
              Frank Bull            bull%pyrrus.uucp@noao.edu
           Dave Van Buren           dave@tapir.caltech.edu
                Ann Burgess         aburgess@atnf.csiro.au
                Bob Burns           bburns@polaris.cv.nrao.edu
             Howard Bushouse        bushouse@iuegtc.dnet.nasa.gov
               Mark Calabretta      mcalabre@macabre.cv.nrao.edu
              Hulya CalIskan        jk017@triuvm11.bitnet
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              Carol Christian       carolc@ssl.berkeley.edu
              Chris Churchill       starglob@helios.ucsc.edu
              Chris Clark           chris@cfht.hawaii.edu
               Rick Coates          rick@ateq.com
            Bruce C Cogan           bcc900@cscgpo.anu.edu.au
             Judith Cohen           jlc@deimos.caltech.edu
                Jim Cole            jimc@3cpu.rain.com
               Mike Collins         mcollins@phx.mcd.mot.com
            Mark E. Cornell         cornell@puck.as.utexas.edu
               Bill Cotton          bcotton@gorilla.cv.nrao.edu
               Carl Covatto         ccovatto@jupiter.nmt.edu
             Dennis Crabtree        crabtree@dao.nrc.ca
         Malcolm J. Currie          cur@starlink.rutherford.ac.uk
           Chris J. Davis           chris@airdata.socal.com
               Mike Davis           davis@naic.edu
            Lindsey Davis           davis@noao.edu
            Carl A. Dobson          cad@ssl.berkeley.edu
                Art Dong            atos@cac.washington.edu
          Elwood C. Downey          e_downey@hwking.cca.cr.rockwell.com
              Frank Drake           drake@dragon.ulowell.edu
              Chris Dudley          dudley@galileo.ifa.hawaii.edu
                    Dying           vesper%luna.decnet@indiana.edu
                Ron Ekers           rekers@atnf.csiro.au
               Rick Ellis           rick@ofa123.fidonet.org
           Albrecht Ernst           ernst@infpav4.kfk.de
                Ian Evans           evans@fos.stsci.edu
             Martin Ewing           ewing-martin@cs.yale.edu
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            Eric D. Feigelson       edf@astro.psu.edu
               Tony Ferro           tony@quasar.la.asu.edu
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              Chris Flatters        cflatter@greystoke.cv.nrao.edu
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              FRANK GHIGO           fghigo@lodestar.gb.nrao.edu
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              Brian Glendenning     bglenden@colobus.cv.nrao.edu
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             Daniel Golombek        golombek@stsci.edu
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             Andrew Gray            agray@atnf.csiro.au
           James T. Green           jgreen@nike.calpoly.edu
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              Gerry Grieve          grieve@geop.ubc.ca
             Gaston Groisman        gaston@cpsc.ucalgary.ca
          Edward J. Groth           groth@pupgg.princeton.edu
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               Greg Hennessy        gsh7w@fermi.clas.virginia.edu
               Tony Hewitt          hewitt@aslpet.med.ge.com
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          ROBERT S. HILL            bhill@stars.gsfc.nasa.gov
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           Bradford Holden          holden@helios.ucsc.edu
               John Horne           horne@cfht.hawaii.edu
            Julie A Hovencamp       zbsy@cornellc.cit.cornell.edu
             Victor Hughes          hughesv@qucdn.queensu.ca
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             Justin Jonas           phjj@ruchem.ru.ac.za
             Dean C Josephson       dean@cfht.hawaii.edu
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             Edward King            eking@herca.jpl.nasa.gov
             N PAUL KUIN            kuin@nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov
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              Lukas Labhardt        labhardt@urz.unibas.ch
           Francois Lacoursiere     d353426@uqam.bitnet
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               Lars Lundahl         lundahl@oso.chalmers.se
            William Lupton          william@keck.hawaii.edu
               Dyer Lytle           lytle@noao.edu
             Barney Magrath         magrath@cfht.hawaii.edu
             nakano makoto          mnakano@oita-cc.cc.oita-u.ac.jp
               Eric Mandel          eric@cfa242.harvard.edu
              Ralph Marson          rmarson@rp.csiro.au
             George Martin          gmartin@zia.aoc.nrao.edu
               Mark McCaughrean     mjm@as.arizona.edu
               Rick McGonegal       mcgonegr@noao.edu
            Stephen Meatheringham   sjm@merlin.anu.edu.au
              David Mehringer       dmehring@zia.aoc.nrao.edu
                Tom Metcalf         metcalf@maile.ifa.hawaii.edu
                Ken Mighell         mighell@merlin.anu.edu.au
          Eugene F. Milone          milone@acs.ucalgary.ca
             Stefan Mochnacki       stefan@vela.astro.utoronto.ca
              David Moffett         dpm@cs.purdue.edu
             Luis E Montenegro      luis@sci.ccny.cuny.edu
     Christopher B. Moore           cmoore@alioth.mit.edu
        Christopher Mullins         cfm2h@fulton.seas.virginia.edu
              J. R. Munoz_Peiro     jmunoz@estsaa.dnet.nasa.gov
            KAYLENE MURDOCH         phys166@csc.canterbury.ac.nz
                Dan Murphy          dpm@dtalk.cwa.com
                Pat Murphy          pmurphy@nrao.edu
              Steve Murray          ssm@cfa244.harvard.edu
             Robert Mutel           rlm@sunlight.physics.uiowa.edu
         Matthew J. Nelson          nelson@larry.sal.wisc.edu
               Mike Newberry        newberry@as.arizona.edu
               Dave Newman          daven@notable.com
         Patrick L. Nolan           pln@egret1.stanford.edu
                Ray Norris          rnorris@atnf.csiro.au
            Michael Olberg          olberg@oso.chalmers.se
              Nancy Oliversen       noliversen@iuegtc.dnet.nasa.gov
            Eric C. Olson           ericco@ssl.berkeley.edu
              Bruce Oneel           oneel@arupa.gsfc.nasa.gov
           Patricio Ortiz           ortiz@vela.astro.utoronto.ca
               Paul Palmer          palmerp@math.orst.edu
           Aliza R. Panitz          buglady@silver.lcs.mit.edu
              Scott Paswaters       paswater@pele.colorado.edu
              Harry Payne           payne@stsci.edu
                Tim Pearson         tjp@eccles.caltech.edu
         Jeffrey A. Pedelty         pedelty@jansky.gsfc.nasa.gov
            William Pence           pence@tetra.gsfc.nasa.gov
          George D. Phillies        phillies@wpi.wpi.edu
           The Daft Pict            mclean@shadow.stsci.edu
                Joe Plassmann       joep@asgard.lpl.arizona.edu
        Jose Daniel Ponz            jdp@vilspa.dnet.nasa.gov
               Tony Putman          tonyp@ucthpx.uct.ac.za
              Ernst Raimond         exr@nfra.nl
              Kavan Ratnatunga      kavan@merlin.anu.edu.au
              Somak Raychaudhury    somak@cfa203.harvard.edu
               Gail Reichert        reichert@rosgip.gsfc.nasa.gov
          Mike "IR" Ressler         ressler@galileo.ifa.hawaii.edu
              Brian Reynolds        reynolds@fsg.com
         GUENTER R. RIEGLER         griegler@nasamail.nasa.gov
P. von Ballmos-E. del Rio           pvb@cix.cict.fr
            Greg N. Roberts         roberts@orion.arc.nasa.gov
            Andreas Roemer          andi@comet.gold.sub.org
              Chris Rogers          crogers@drao.nrc.ca
              Steve Rooke           rooke@noao.edu
             Arnold Rots            arots@xebec.gsfc.nasa.gov
             Robert Rutledge        rutledge@space.mit.edu
             Gustaf Rydbeck         gustaf@oso.chalmers.se
               Skip Schaller        skip@as.arizona.edu
              ERWIN SCHMERLING      eschmerling@nasamail.nasa.gov
            Juergen Schmidt         p137jsm@mpirbn.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de
            Paul A. Scowen          uk1@spacsun.rice.edu
                Rob Seaman          seaman@noao.edu
               Ajai Sehgal          ajai@sce.carleton.ca
              Nigel Sharp           sharp@vela.tuc.noao.edu
          Nishimura Shiro           rnishim@c1.mtk.nao.ac.jp
               Dave Shone           dshone@nrao.edu
             Steinn Sigurdsson      steinly@topaz.ucsc.edu
             Michal Simon           msimon@ccmail.sunysb.edu
           Jhs John Simonetti       jhs@astro.phys.vt.edu
              Bobby Song            song@cfht.hawaii.edu
           Ignatios Souvatzis       souva@28.808.dnet.nasa.gov
          Robert W. Spiker          rws3n@astsun9.astro.virginia.edu
               Ralf Stephan         hagbard@ark.abg.sub.org
            Carolyn Stern           stern@jasra.harvard.edu
           Peter B. Stetson         stetson@dao.nrc.ca
               Mark Stevens         stevens@stsci.edu
             Thomas Stingl          stingl@gate.fzi.de
              Cliff Stoll           stoll@ocf.berkeley.edu
               Jose Suarez          suarez@as.arizona.edu
              Denis Sullivan        sullivan@emf.vuw.ac.nz
              Ralph Sutherland      ralph@merlin.anu.edu.au
              Peter Teuben          teuben@astro.umd.edu
            William Thompson        thompson@serts.gsfc.nasa.gov
               Rich Thomson         rthomson@dsd.es.com
         Michael H. Tipping         greywolf@vesta.unm.edu
               Doug Tody            tody@noao.edu
             Tanabe Toshihiko       ltanabe@c1.mtk.nao.ac.jp
               Dean Tucker          tucker@helios.ucsc.edu
              Tasso Tzioumis        atzioumi@atnf.csiro.au
              Frank Valdes          valdes@noao.edu
               Dirk Valk            dirk@spacsun.rice.edu
                Tas van.Ommen       tas@tasman.cc.utas.edu.au
    Any noun can be verbed          warnock@nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov
             Edward Vielmetti       emv@msen.com
           WOLFGANG VOGES           whv@mpe.dnet.nasa.gov
               P.T. Wallace         ptw@starlink.rutherford.ac.uk
            Stephen Walton          swalton@solaria.csun.edu
               Alan Watson          alan@uwast.astro.wisc.edu
          George M. Weaver          weaver@astro.psu.edu
                Don Wells           dwells@fits.cx.nrao.edu
               Mark Wieringa        mwiering@atnf.csiro.au
                Dan Wilcox          wilcox@cfht.hawaii.edu
               Tony Willis          twillis@drao.nrc.ca
        Christopher Willmer         cnaw@helios.ucsc.edu
                rob woiccak         rewoicc@erenj.bitnet
              Donna Womble          womble@cass05.dnet.nasa.gov
                 Al Wootten         awootten@polaris.cv.nrao.edu
              Diana Worrall         dmw@cfa246.harvard.edu
                Guy Worthey         worthey@helios.ucsc.edu
                Jim Wright          jwright@cfht.hawaii.edu
            Ryan J. Wyatt           rjw@regulus.rice.edu
               Bill Wyatt           wyatt@cfa214.harvard.edu
              Peter Yee             yee@spectre.arc.nasa.gov
                 A. Young           ayoung@eso.org
             Nelson Zarate          nelson@stsci.edu
            Yun Fei Zhang           zhang@buast0.bu.edu

The following 14 people voted NO:
                                    snielsen@computer-science.strathclyde.ac.uk
           James C. Barrett         barrett@cc.gatech.edu
                    BI08000         bi08@utep.bitnet
               P.J. Boulay          pjb4288@ultb.isc.rit.edu
           Paulo da Costa           dacosta@prl.philips.nl
              Helge Hauglin         helgeha@ifi.uio.no
             Roland Kaltefleiter    kaltef@theo-physik.uni-kiel.dbp.de
              Brian Kenney          kenney@hsi86.hsi.com
            Quincey Koziol          koziol@ncsa.uiuc.edu
                 Ed McGuire         emcguire@ccad.uiowa.edu
              a. m. rushton         rushton@stsci.edu
            Dave V. Schaller        schaller@hsi86.hsi.com
            Paul J. Schinder        schinder@leprss.gsfc.nasa.gov
                    SNEERINGER      acs97393@zach.fit.edu
-- 
Donald C. Wells             Associate Scientist        dwells@nrao.edu
National Radio Astronomy Observatory                   +1-804-296-0277
520 Edgemont Road                                 Fax= +1-804-296-0278
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-2475 USA            78:31.1W, 38:02.2N 

From dwells@fits.cx.nrao.edu Tue Sep 12 10:43:02 1995
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Path: rpi!bounce-back
From: dwells@fits.cx.nrao.edu (Don Wells)
Subject: RFD:  sci.astro.fits
Followup-To: news.groups
Sender: tale@cs.rpi.edu
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Request For Discussion to Create USENET Newsgroup

Name:	sci.astro.fits

Status:	Unmoderated

Charter:

  This newsgroup will provide a forum for the discussion of all topics
  concerning the FITS [Flexible Image Transport System] data format.
  The newsgroup will be interfaced to the Email exploder
  fitsbits@fits.cx.nrao.edu so that traffic originating on either the
  newsgroup on the exploder will be automatically transmitted to the
  other. This new newsgroup will replace existing newsgroup
  alt.sci.astro.fits.  

Reference Entry:

  sci.astro.fits	Issues related to FITS [Flexible Image Transport System]

Initial Discussion:

  On 19 December I posted a message to alt.sci.astro.fits entitled
  "Create sci.astro.fits?". I received four replies, three in favor
  and one opposed. The person opposed was not really in opposition to
  a FITS newsgroup per se, but rather to proliferation of special
  interest groups. We had an exchange of Email which explored the class
  of related issues, but the heart of the difference of opinion is
  fairly well conveyed by the appended extract, in which my remarks
  are labelled "DW" and the other person's opinions are labelled "OP": 

  OP> I object in principle to groups on Usenet (which is
  OP> essentially a general purpose public broadcasting system) which have a
  OP> total potential worldwide readership numbered in the thousands, most
  OP> of whom don't know about Usenet in the first place, and who are
  OP> concentrated at only a small minority of the sites.  
 
  DW> Very few groups on Usenet are read by even 10% of the readers. In
  DW> fact, the purpose of Usenet is to provide a communication mechanism
  DW> for modest-sized subsets of the community who have specialized
  DW> interests. In other words, you are objecting in principle to the main
  DW> *principle* of Usenet! Each of these small communities agrees to carry
  DW> the traffic of the other communities, and thus all benefit.
-- 
Donald C. Wells             Associate Scientist        dwells@nrao.edu
National Radio Astronomy Observatory                   +1-804-296-0277
520 Edgemont Road                                 Fax= +1-804-296-0278
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-2475 USA            78:31.1W, 38:02.2N 

From dwells@fits.CX.NRAO.EDU Tue Sep 12 10:44:12 1995
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Path: rpi!bounce-back
From: dwells@fits.CX.NRAO.EDU (Don Wells)
Subject: CFV:  sci.astro.fits
Followup-To: poster
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Call For Votes to Create USENET Newsgroup

Name:	sci.astro.fits

Status:	Unmoderated

Charter:

  This newsgroup will provide a forum for the discussion of all topics
  concerning the FITS [Flexible Image Transport System] data format.
  The newsgroup will be interfaced to the Email exploder
  fitsbits@fits.cx.nrao.edu so that traffic originating on either the
  newsgroup on the exploder will be automatically transmitted to the
  other. This new newsgroup will replace existing newsgroup
  alt.sci.astro.fits.  

Reference Entry:

  sci.astro.fits	Issues related to the Flexible Image Transport System.

How to Vote:

  Send Email to	"dwells@fits.cx.nrao.edu" (or "dwells@nrao.edu") with
  the Subject line containing either "I vote YES on sci.astro.fits" or
  "I vote NO on sci.astro.fits".  If you are unable to generate/edit a
  Subject line then insert the YES/NO statement into the body of your
  message. The votes must be an explicit YES or NO; conditional votes
  will not be accepted.  Only votes mailed to the above addresses will
  count; votes posted to the net for any reason and proxy votes (such
  as mailing list maintainers claiming a vote for each member of the
  list) will not be counted.  

  Each vote will be acknowledged by Email, and at least one mass
  acknowledgement will be posted to various newsgroups.

Period:

  This vote will end at 23:59 Eastern time on Saturday 2 March 1992.
-- 
Donald C. Wells             Associate Scientist        dwells@nrao.edu
National Radio Astronomy Observatory                   +1-804-296-0277
520 Edgemont Road                                 Fax= +1-804-296-0278
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-2475 USA            78:31.1W, 38:02.2N 

From dwells@fits.cx.nrao.edu Tue Sep 12 10:45:14 1995
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Path: rpi!bounce-back
From: dwells@fits.cx.nrao.edu (Don Wells)
Subject: 2nd CFV and VOTE ACK:  sci.astro.fits
Followup-To: poster
Sender: tale@cs.rpi.edu
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Organization: National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, VA
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 1992 06:20:40 GMT
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Status: RO
X-Status: 

This is the second Call For Votes on the creation of the unmoderated
newsgroup sci.astro.fits.

Name:	sci.astro.fits

Status:	Unmoderated

Charter:

  This newsgroup will provide a forum for the discussion of all topics
  concerning the FITS [Flexible Image Transport System] data format.
  The newsgroup will be interfaced to the Email exploder
  fitsbits@fits.cx.nrao.edu so that traffic originating on either the
  newsgroup on the exploder will be automatically transmitted to the
  other. This new newsgroup will replace existing newsgroup
  alt.sci.astro.fits.  

Reference Entry:

  sci.astro.fits	Issues related to FITS [Flexible Image Transport System]

How to Vote:

  Send Email to	"dwells@fits.cx.nrao.edu" (or "dwells@nrao.edu") with
  the Subject line containing either "I vote YES on sci.astro.fits" or
  "I vote NO on sci.astro.fits".  If you are unable to generate/edit a
  Subject line then insert the YES/NO statement into the body of your
  message. The votes must be an explicit YES or NO; conditional votes
  will not be accepted.  Only votes mailed to the above addresses will
  count; votes posted to the net for any reason and proxy votes (such
  as mailing list maintainers claiming a vote for each member of the
  list) will not be counted.  

  Each vote will be acknowledged by Email, and at least one more mass
  acknowledgement will be posted to various newsgroups.

Period:

  This vote will end at 23:59 Eastern time on Monday 2 March 1992.

				=-=-=-=-=

At 15:00 EST (20:00 GMT) Tuesday February 18, votes had been received
>from 218 people, and acknowledgements sent, with the exception of one
address which bounces due to its mailer being mis-configured. To all
of you who have voted so far I say: "Thank You!".

                                    adelmans@citadel.bitnet
                                    anderson@atnf.csiro.au
                                    anw@anwsun.phya.utoledo.edu
                                    bob@ipac.caltech.edu
                                    bpirenne@eso.org
                                    bschlesinger@nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    c1796@slvaxa.umsl.edu
                                    cbiemes@noao.edu
                                    cguirao@eso.org
                                    colorado@stars.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    dreher@bkyast.berkeley.edu
                                    ed@astro.umd.edu
                                    fmurtagh@eso.org
                                    gondwana@athena.mit.edu
                                    hmadorf@eso.org
                                    howard@ssl.msfc.nasa.gov
                                    jmcgaha@pimacc.pima.edu
                                    kemper@nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    mary@jach.hawaii.edu
                                    neff@stars.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    pdierckx@eso.org
                                    pgrosbol@eso.org
                                    pwb@isaac.phys.unsw.oz.au
                                    ralbrech@eso.org
                                    rick@ipac.caltech.edu
                                    sysevm%nsrvan.uucp%clark.uucp@clark.edu
                                    w3whw@scfmvs.bitnet
                                    weiland@aruba.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    whb@hoh-2.att.com
                                    wls@astro.umd.edu
              Lenny Abbey           labbey@gtri01.gatech.edu
              David Adler           dadler@negra.aoc.nrao.edu
             Miguel Albrecht        malbrech@eso.org
            Michael Albrow          phys170@csc.canterbury.ac.nz
              Bruce Balick          balick@tahoma.phys.washington.edu
                Tom Bania           bania@buast4.bu.edu
            Timothy Banks           bankst@kauri.vuw.ac.nz
              Klaus Banse           kbanse@eso.org
          Jeannette Barnes          jbarnes@noao.edu
              Fritz Benedict        fritz@dorrit.as.utexas.edu
               Jeff Bloch           103283@sstdp1.lanl.gov
       Michael Eric Boschat         andromed@atm.dal.ca
               P.J. Boulay          pjb4288@ultb.isc.rit.edu
     Jeffrey Oliver Breen           job@cfa236.harvard.edu
             Daniel Briggs          dbriggs@zia.aoc.nrao.edu
        Lawrence E. Brown           elwin@gamma.phys.clemson.edu
                Liz Bryson          bryson@cfht.hawaii.edu
             Markus Buchhorn        markus@merlin.anu.edu.au
           Sinclair Budd            cmaae50@cc.ic.ac.uk
              Frank Bull            bull%pyrrus.uucp@noao.edu
                Ann Burgess         aburgess@atnf.csiro.au
                Bob Burns           bburns@polaris.cv.nrao.edu
             Howard Bushouse        bushouse@iuegtc.dnet.nasa.gov
               Mark Calabretta      mcalabre@macabre.cv.nrao.edu
              Hulya CalIskan        jk017@triuvm11.bitnet
               Bill Carson          brighton%phuket.uucp%pixar.uucp@next.com
              Carol Christian       carolc@ssl.berkeley.edu
              Chris Clark           chris@cfht.hawaii.edu
               Rick Coates          rick@ateq.com
            Bruce C Cogan           bcc900@cscgpo.anu.edu.au
             Judith Cohen           jlc@deimos.caltech.edu
               Mike Collins         mcollins@phx.mcd.mot.com
            Mark E. Cornell         cornell@puck.as.utexas.edu
           Paulo da Costa           dacosta@prl.philips.nl
               Bill Cotton          bcotton@gorilla.cv.nrao.edu
             Dennis Crabtree        crabtree@dao.nrc.ca
         Malcolm J. Currie          cur@starlink.rutherford.ac.uk
           Chris J. Davis           chris@airdata.socal.com
               Mike Davis           davis@naic.edu
            Carl A. Dobson          cad@ssl.berkeley.edu
          Elwood C. Downey          e_downey@hwking.cca.cr.rockwell.com
              Frank Drake           drake@dragon.ulowell.edu
              Chris Dudley          dudley@galileo.ifa.hawaii.edu
                Ron Ekers           rekers@atnf.csiro.au
               Rick Ellis           rick@ofa123.fidonet.org
             Martin Ewing           ewing-martin@cs.yale.edu
              Allen Farris          farris@stsci.edu
            Eric D. Feigelson       edf@astro.psu.edu
               Tony Ferro           tony@quasar.la.asu.edu
              david fisher          fish@helios.ucsc.edu
              Chris Flatters        cflatter@greystoke.cv.nrao.edu
             Murray Forbes          forbesmc@matai.vuw.ac.nz
            Thierry Forveille       forveill@gag.observ-gr.fr
          Priscilla Frisch          frisch@galadriel.uchicago.edu
              Terry Gaetz           gaetz@julian.uwo.ca
                Bob Garwood         bgarwood@sngldsh.cv.nrao.edu
              FRANK GHIGO           fghigo@lodestar.gb.nrao.edu
               John Glaspey         glaspey@cfht.hawaii.edu
              Brian Glendenning     bglenden@colobus.cv.nrao.edu
              Orhan GOKCOL          ucgokcol@tritu.bitnet
             Daniel Golombek        golombek@stsci.edu
           James P. Goltz           frost@helix.nih.gov
              Steve Grandi          grandi@noao.edu
             Andrew Gray            agray@atnf.csiro.au
               Eric Greisen         egreisen@polaris.cv.nrao.edu
              Gerry Grieve          grieve@geop.ubc.ca
             Gaston Groisman        gaston@cpsc.ucalgary.ca
          Edward J. Groth           groth@pupgg.princeton.edu
                Bob Hanisch         hanisch@stsci.edu
              Wendy Harrison        harrison@cfht.hawaii.edu
              Booth Hartley         booth@ipac.caltech.edu
              Helge Hauglin         helgeha@ifi.uio.no
               Jeff Hayes           hayes@stsci.edu
               Greg Hennessy        gsh7w@fermi.clas.virginia.edu
               Tony Hewitt          hewitt@aslpet.med.ge.com
               Mike Hicks           hicksm@lpl.arizona.edu
               Phil Hodge           hodge@stsci.edu
               John Horne           horne@cfht.hawaii.edu
             Victor Hughes          hughesv@qucdn.queensu.ca
             Gareth Hunt            ghunt@nrao.edu
         Dr. Albert Hybl            hybl@umbc4.umbc.edu
           Peter D. Jackson         jackson@cobecl.dnet.nasa.gov
               Dave Jenner          davej@phast.phys.washington.edu
               Diab Jerius          dj@pelf.harvard.edu
             Justin Jonas           phjj@ruchem.ru.ac.za
             Dean C Josephson       dean@cfht.hawaii.edu
            Joel C. Justen          joel%crpi.uucp@uunet.uu.net
          Markus G. Kempf           kempf@rhrk.uni-kl.de
               John Kerr            john@cfht.hawaii.edu
              james kiley           jkiley@andy.bgsu.edu
             Edward King            eking@herca.jpl.nasa.gov
            Quincey Koziol          koziol@ncsa.uiuc.edu
             N PAUL KUIN            kuin@nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov
                Tom Kuiper          kuiper@kuiper.jpl.nasa.gov
            Krishna Kunchithapadam  krisna@cs.wisc.edu
               Glen Langston        glangsto@saips.cv.nrao.edu
MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER LAPAGLIA        m953618@mcdonald.nadn.navy.mil
            Charles Lawrence        crl@eccles.caltech.edu
               D.A. Leahy           leahy@iras.ucalgary.ca
             Zoltan Levay           levay@stsci.edu
               Greg Lindahl         gl8f@fermi.clas.virginia.edu
              Peter Linde           peter@astro.lu.se
                Bob Link            link@cfht.hawaii.edu
         Joseph St. Lucas           stlucas@gdwest.gd.com
               Lars Lundahl         lundahl@oso.chalmers.se
               Dyer Lytle           lytle@noao.edu
             Barney Magrath         magrath@cfht.hawaii.edu
             George Martin          gmartin@zia.aoc.nrao.edu
               Rick McGonegal       mcgonegr@noao.edu
                 Ed McGuire         emcguire@ccad.uiowa.edu
              David Mehringer       dmehring@zia.aoc.nrao.edu
                Ken Mighell         mighell@merlin.anu.edu.au
             Stefan Mochnacki       stefan@vela.astro.utoronto.ca
              David Moffett         dpm@cs.purdue.edu
     Christopher B. Moore           cmoore@alioth.mit.edu
              J. R. Munoz_Peiro     jmunoz@estsaa.dnet.nasa.gov
            KAYLENE MURDOCH         phys166@csc.canterbury.ac.nz
                Pat Murphy          pmurphy@nrao.edu
              Steve Murray          ssm@cfa244.harvard.edu
             Robert Mutel           rlm@sunlight.physics.uiowa.edu
         Matthew J. Nelson          nelson@larry.sal.wisc.edu
               Mike Newberry        newberry@as.arizona.edu
         Patrick L. Nolan           pln@egret1.stanford.edu
                Ray Norris          rnorris@atnf.csiro.au
            Michael Olberg          olberg@oso.chalmers.se
              Nancy Oliversen       noliversen@iuegtc.dnet.nasa.gov
            Eric C. Olson           ericco@ssl.berkeley.edu
              Bruce Oneel           oneel@arupa.gsfc.nasa.gov
           Patricio Ortiz           ortiz@vela.astro.utoronto.ca
               Paul Palmer          palmerp@math.orst.edu
           Aliza R. Panitz          buglady@silver.lcs.mit.edu
                Tim Pearson         tjp@eccles.caltech.edu
         Jeffrey A. Pedelty         pedelty@jansky.gsfc.nasa.gov
          George D. Phillies        phillies@wpi.wpi.edu
           The Daft Pict            mclean@shadow.stsci.edu
               Phil Plait           pcp2g@karma.astro.virginia.edu
                Joe Plassmann       joep@asgard.lpl.arizona.edu
        Jose Daniel Ponz            jdp@vilspa.dnet.nasa.gov
               Tony Putman          tonyp@ucthpx.uct.ac.za
              Ernst Raimond         exr@nfra.nl
              Kavan Ratnatunga      kavan@merlin.anu.edu.au
              Somak Raychaudhury    somak@cfa203.harvard.edu
               Gail Reichert        reichert@rosgip.gsfc.nasa.gov
              Brian Reynolds        reynolds@fsg.com
            Greg N. Roberts         roberts@orion.arc.nasa.gov
            Andreas Roemer          andi@comet.gold.sub.org
              Chris Rogers          crogers@drao.nrc.ca
              Steve Rooke           rooke@noao.edu
              a. m. rushton         rushton@stsci.edu
             Robert Rutledge        rutledge@space.mit.edu
             Gustaf Rydbeck         gustaf@oso.chalmers.se
            Paul J. Schinder        schinder@leprss.gsfc.nasa.gov
                Rob Seaman          seaman@noao.edu
              Nigel Sharp           sharp@vela.tuc.noao.edu
             Steinn Sigurdsson      steinly@topaz.ucsc.edu
             Michal Simon           msimon@ccmail.sunysb.edu
           Jhs John Simonetti       jhs@astro.phys.vt.edu
          Robert W. Spiker          rws3n@astsun9.astro.virginia.edu
               Ralf Stephan         hagbard@ark.abg.sub.org
            Carolyn Stern           stern@jasra.harvard.edu
           Peter B. Stetson         stetson@dao.nrc.ca
               Mark Stevens         stevens@stsci.edu
             Thomas Stingl          stingl@gate.fzi.de
               Jose Suarez          suarez@as.arizona.edu
              Denis Sullivan        sullivan@emf.vuw.ac.nz
            William Thompson        thompson@serts.gsfc.nasa.gov
               Rich Thomson         rthomson@dsd.es.com
         Michael H. Tipping         greywolf@vesta.unm.edu
               Doug Tody            tody@noao.edu
              Tasso Tzioumis        atzioumi@atnf.csiro.au
              Frank Valdes          valdes@noao.edu
               Dirk Valk            dirk@spacsun.rice.edu
             Edward Vielmetti       emv@msen.com
            Stephen Walton          swalton@solaria.csun.edu
          George M. Weaver          weaver@astro.psu.edu
                Don Wells           dwells@fits.cx.nrao.edu
               Mark Wieringa        mwiering@atnf.csiro.au
                Dan Wilcox          wilcox@cfht.hawaii.edu
               Tony Willis          twillis@drao.nrc.ca
                rob woiccak         rewoicc@erenj.bitnet
              Donna Womble          womble@cass05.dnet.nasa.gov
                 Al Wootten         awootten@polaris.cv.nrao.edu
                Jim Wright          jwright@cfht.hawaii.edu
               Bill Wyatt           wyatt@cfa214.harvard.edu
              Peter Yee             yee@spectre.arc.nasa.gov
                 A. Young           ayoung@eso.org
             Nelson Zarate          nelson@stsci.edu
            Yun Fei Zhang           zhang@buast0.bu.edu
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Donald C. Wells             Associate Scientist        dwells@nrao.edu
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This is the final Call For Votes on the creation of the unmoderated
newsgroup sci.astro.fits.

Name:	sci.astro.fits

Status:	Unmoderated

Charter:

  This newsgroup will provide a forum for the discussion of all topics
  concerning the FITS [Flexible Image Transport System] data format.
  The newsgroup will be interfaced to the Email exploder
  fitsbits@fits.cx.nrao.edu so that traffic originating on either the
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Reference Entry:

  sci.astro.fits	Issues related to FITS [Flexible Image Transport System]

How to Vote:

  Send Email to	"dwells@fits.cx.nrao.edu" (or "dwells@nrao.edu") with
  the Subject line containing either "I vote YES on sci.astro.fits" or
  "I vote NO on sci.astro.fits".  If you are unable to generate/edit a
  Subject line then insert the YES/NO statement into the body of your
  message. The votes must be an explicit YES or NO; conditional votes
  will not be accepted.  Only votes mailed to the above addresses will
  count; votes posted to the net for any reason and proxy votes (such
  as mailing list maintainers claiming a vote for each member of the
  list) will not be counted.  

  Each vote will be acknowledged by Email.

Period:

  This vote will end at 23:59 Eastern time on Monday 2 March 1992.

			 =-=-= Vote ACK =-=-=
      =-=-= at 15:00 EST (20:00 GMT) Wednesday February 26 =-=-=

Votes have been received from 296 people, and acknowledgements have
been sent to them. To all of you who have voted so far I say:

			    "Thank You!"

                                    adelmans@citadel.bitnet
                                    anderson@atnf.csiro.au
                                    anw@anwsun.phya.utoledo.edu
                                    bob@ipac.caltech.edu
                                    bpirenne@eso.org
                                    bschlesinger@nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    c1796@slvaxa.umsl.edu
                                    cbiemes@noao.edu
                                    cguirao@eso.org
                                    chipman@grossc.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    collierm@astro.byu.edu
                                    colorado@stars.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    dreher@bkyast.berkeley.edu
                                    ed@astro.umd.edu
                                    fitz@noao.edu
                                    fmurtagh@eso.org
                                    francois@simbad.u-strasbg.fr
                                    gondwana@athena.mit.edu
                                    hmadorf@eso.org
                                    howard@ssl.msfc.nasa.gov
                                    jjk@astro.umd.edu
                                    jlovell@physvax.phys.utas.edu.au
                                    jmcgaha@pimacc.pima.edu
                                    joycemr%cfa8.decnet@harvard.harvard.edu
                                    ke@laban.uu.se
                                    kemper@nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    marschal@cc.gettysburg.edu
                                    mary@jach.hawaii.edu
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                                    nafia@chimay.cma.fr
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                                    pgrosbol@eso.org
                                    pshuang@athena.mit.edu
                                    pwb@isaac.phys.unsw.oz.au
                                    ralbrech@eso.org
                                    rhook@eso.org
                                    rick@ipac.caltech.edu
                                    snielsen@computer-science.strathclyde.ac.uk
                                    sysevm%nsrvan.uucp%clark.uucp@clark.edu
                                    w3whw@scfmvs.bitnet
                                    weiland@aruba.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    whb@hoh-2.att.com
                                    wls@astro.umd.edu
              Lenny Abbey           labbey@gtri01.gatech.edu
              David Adler           dadler@negra.aoc.nrao.edu
              Moani Akana           akana@cfht.hawaii.edu
             Miguel Albrecht        malbrech@eso.org
            Michael Albrow          phys170@csc.canterbury.ac.nz
              Steve Allen           sla@helios.ucsc.edu
              Shaun Amy             samy@atnf.csiro.au
           Keith M. Andress         andress@igor.siemens.com
              Keith Arnaud          kaa@rosserv.gsfc.nasa.gov
              Carlo Baffa           baffa@arcetri.astro.it
              Bruce Balick          balick@tahoma.phys.washington.edu
                Tom Bania           bania@buast4.bu.edu
            Timothy Banks           bankst@kauri.vuw.ac.nz
              Klaus Banse           kbanse@eso.org
          Jeannette Barnes          jbarnes@noao.edu
           James C. Barrett         barrett@cc.gatech.edu
               dave barrett         dbb@riscy.nyo.dec.com
               Paul Bartholdi       bartho@scsun.unige.ch
              Fritz Benedict        fritz@dorrit.as.utexas.edu
                    BI08000         bi08@utep.bitnet
               Mark Birkinshaw      mb1%cfarg2.decnet@harvard.harvard.edu
               Jeff Bloch           103283@sstdp1.lanl.gov
                Uwe Bonnes          bon@lte.e-technik.uni-erlangen.de
       Michael Eric Boschat         andromed@atm.dal.ca
               P.J. Boulay          pjb4288@ultb.isc.rit.edu
     Jeffrey Oliver Breen           job@cfa236.harvard.edu
             Daniel Briggs          dbriggs@zia.aoc.nrao.edu
        Lawrence E. Brown           elwin@gamma.phys.clemson.edu
                Liz Bryson          bryson@cfht.hawaii.edu
             Markus Buchhorn        markus@merlin.anu.edu.au
               Mike Buckles         buckles@cfht.hawaii.edu
           Sinclair Budd            cmaae50@cc.ic.ac.uk
              Frank Bull            bull%pyrrus.uucp@noao.edu
                Ann Burgess         aburgess@atnf.csiro.au
                Bob Burns           bburns@polaris.cv.nrao.edu
             Howard Bushouse        bushouse@iuegtc.dnet.nasa.gov
               Mark Calabretta      mcalabre@macabre.cv.nrao.edu
              Hulya CalIskan        jk017@triuvm11.bitnet
               Bill Carson          brighton%phuket.uucp%pixar.uucp@next.com
              Carol Christian       carolc@ssl.berkeley.edu
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              Chris Clark           chris@cfht.hawaii.edu
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            Bruce C Cogan           bcc900@cscgpo.anu.edu.au
             Judith Cohen           jlc@deimos.caltech.edu
                Jim Cole            jimc@3cpu.rain.com
               Mike Collins         mcollins@phx.mcd.mot.com
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           Paulo da Costa           dacosta@prl.philips.nl
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             Dennis Crabtree        crabtree@dao.nrc.ca
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            Lindsey Davis           davis@noao.edu
            Carl A. Dobson          cad@ssl.berkeley.edu
          Elwood C. Downey          e_downey@hwking.cca.cr.rockwell.com
              Frank Drake           drake@dragon.ulowell.edu
              Chris Dudley          dudley@galileo.ifa.hawaii.edu
                    Dying           vesper%luna.decnet@indiana.edu
                Ron Ekers           rekers@atnf.csiro.au
               Rick Ellis           rick@ofa123.fidonet.org
           Albrecht Ernst           ernst@infpav4.kfk.de
                Ian Evans           evans@fos.stsci.edu
             Martin Ewing           ewing-martin@cs.yale.edu
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                Per Friberg         friberg@jach.hawaii.edu
          Priscilla Frisch          frisch@galadriel.uchicago.edu
              Terry Gaetz           gaetz@julian.uwo.ca
                Bob Garwood         bgarwood@sngldsh.cv.nrao.edu
              FRANK GHIGO           fghigo@lodestar.gb.nrao.edu
                    Gilligan        pcp2g@karma.astro.virginia.edu
              Frank Giovane         fgiovane@nhqvax.dnet.nasa.gov
               John Glaspey         glaspey@cfht.hawaii.edu
              Brian Glendenning     bglenden@colobus.cv.nrao.edu
              Orhan GOKCOL          ucgokcol@tritu.bitnet
             Daniel Golombek        golombek@stsci.edu
           James P. Goltz           frost@helix.nih.gov
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              Gerry Grieve          grieve@geop.ubc.ca
             Gaston Groisman        gaston@cpsc.ucalgary.ca
          Edward J. Groth           groth@pupgg.princeton.edu
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              Wendy Harrison        harrison@cfht.hawaii.edu
              Booth Hartley         booth@ipac.caltech.edu
              Helge Hauglin         helgeha@ifi.uio.no
               Jeff Hayes           hayes@stsci.edu
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               Tony Hewitt          hewitt@aslpet.med.ge.com
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          ROBERT S. HILL            bhill@stars.gsfc.nasa.gov
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               John Horne           horne@cfht.hawaii.edu
            Julie A Hovencamp       zbsy@cornellc.cit.cornell.edu
             Victor Hughes          hughesv@qucdn.queensu.ca
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         Dr. Albert Hybl            hybl@umbc4.umbc.edu
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             Justin Jonas           phjj@ruchem.ru.ac.za
             Dean C Josephson       dean@cfht.hawaii.edu
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              james kiley           jkiley@andy.bgsu.edu
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             N PAUL KUIN            kuin@nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov
                Tom Kuiper          kuiper@kuiper.jpl.nasa.gov
            Krishna Kunchithapadam  krisna@cs.wisc.edu
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           Francois Lacoursiere     d353426@uqam.bitnet
               Glen Langston        glangsto@saips.cv.nrao.edu
MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER LAPAGLIA        m953618@mcdonald.nadn.navy.mil
            Charles Lawrence        crl@eccles.caltech.edu
               D.A. Leahy           leahy@iras.ucalgary.ca
             Zoltan Levay           levay@stsci.edu
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              Peter Linde           peter@astro.lu.se
                Bob Link            link@cfht.hawaii.edu
         Joseph St. Lucas           stlucas@gdwest.gd.com
               Lars Lundahl         lundahl@oso.chalmers.se
            William Lupton          william@keck.hawaii.edu
               Dyer Lytle           lytle@noao.edu
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             nakano makoto          mnakano@oita-cc.cc.oita-u.ac.jp
              Ralph Marson          rmarson@rp.csiro.au
             George Martin          gmartin@zia.aoc.nrao.edu
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               Rick McGonegal       mcgonegr@noao.edu
                 Ed McGuire         emcguire@ccad.uiowa.edu
            Stephen Meatheringham   sjm@merlin.anu.edu.au
              David Mehringer       dmehring@zia.aoc.nrao.edu
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                Ken Mighell         mighell@merlin.anu.edu.au
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             Stefan Mochnacki       stefan@vela.astro.utoronto.ca
              David Moffett         dpm@cs.purdue.edu
             Luis E Montenegro      luis@sci.ccny.cuny.edu
     Christopher B. Moore           cmoore@alioth.mit.edu
        Christopher Mullins         cfm2h@fulton.seas.virginia.edu
              J. R. Munoz_Peiro     jmunoz@estsaa.dnet.nasa.gov
            KAYLENE MURDOCH         phys166@csc.canterbury.ac.nz
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              Nancy Oliversen       noliversen@iuegtc.dnet.nasa.gov
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           Aliza R. Panitz          buglady@silver.lcs.mit.edu
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         Jeffrey A. Pedelty         pedelty@jansky.gsfc.nasa.gov
            William Pence           pence@tetra.gsfc.nasa.gov
          George D. Phillies        phillies@wpi.wpi.edu
           The Daft Pict            mclean@shadow.stsci.edu
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        Jose Daniel Ponz            jdp@vilspa.dnet.nasa.gov
               Tony Putman          tonyp@ucthpx.uct.ac.za
              Ernst Raimond         exr@nfra.nl
              Kavan Ratnatunga      kavan@merlin.anu.edu.au
              Somak Raychaudhury    somak@cfa203.harvard.edu
               Gail Reichert        reichert@rosgip.gsfc.nasa.gov
              Brian Reynolds        reynolds@fsg.com
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             Arnold Rots            arots@xebec.gsfc.nasa.gov
              a. m. rushton         rushton@stsci.edu
             Robert Rutledge        rutledge@space.mit.edu
             Gustaf Rydbeck         gustaf@oso.chalmers.se
            Dave V. Schaller        schaller@hsi86.hsi.com
               Skip Schaller        skip@as.arizona.edu
            Paul J. Schinder        schinder@leprss.gsfc.nasa.gov
              ERWIN SCHMERLING      eschmerling@nasamail.nasa.gov
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               Ajai Sehgal          ajai@sce.carleton.ca
              Nigel Sharp           sharp@vela.tuc.noao.edu
               Dave Shone           dshone@nrao.edu
             Steinn Sigurdsson      steinly@topaz.ucsc.edu
             Michal Simon           msimon@ccmail.sunysb.edu
           Jhs John Simonetti       jhs@astro.phys.vt.edu
              Bobby Song            song@cfht.hawaii.edu
          Robert W. Spiker          rws3n@astsun9.astro.virginia.edu
               Ralf Stephan         hagbard@ark.abg.sub.org
            Carolyn Stern           stern@jasra.harvard.edu
           Peter B. Stetson         stetson@dao.nrc.ca
               Mark Stevens         stevens@stsci.edu
             Thomas Stingl          stingl@gate.fzi.de
              Cliff Stoll           stoll@ocf.berkeley.edu
               Jose Suarez          suarez@as.arizona.edu
              Denis Sullivan        sullivan@emf.vuw.ac.nz
            William Thompson        thompson@serts.gsfc.nasa.gov
               Rich Thomson         rthomson@dsd.es.com
         Michael H. Tipping         greywolf@vesta.unm.edu
               Doug Tody            tody@noao.edu
             Tanabe Toshihiko       ltanabe@c1.mtk.nao.ac.jp
               Dean Tucker          tucker@helios.ucsc.edu
              Tasso Tzioumis        atzioumi@atnf.csiro.au
              Frank Valdes          valdes@noao.edu
               Dirk Valk            dirk@spacsun.rice.edu
                Tas van.Ommen       tas@tasman.cc.utas.edu.au
    Any noun can be verbed          warnock@nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov
             Edward Vielmetti       emv@msen.com
               P.T. Wallace         ptw@starlink.rutherford.ac.uk
            Stephen Walton          swalton@solaria.csun.edu
               Alan Watson          alan@uwast.astro.wisc.edu
          George M. Weaver          weaver@astro.psu.edu
                Don Wells           dwells@fits.cx.nrao.edu
               Mark Wieringa        mwiering@atnf.csiro.au
                Dan Wilcox          wilcox@cfht.hawaii.edu
               Tony Willis          twillis@drao.nrc.ca
        Christopher Willmer         cnaw@helios.ucsc.edu
                rob woiccak         rewoicc@erenj.bitnet
              Donna Womble          womble@cass05.dnet.nasa.gov
                 Al Wootten         awootten@polaris.cv.nrao.edu
              Diana Worrall         dmw@cfa246.harvard.edu
                Guy Worthey         worthey@helios.ucsc.edu
                Jim Wright          jwright@cfht.hawaii.edu
            Ryan J. Wyatt           rjw@regulus.rice.edu
               Bill Wyatt           wyatt@cfa214.harvard.edu
              Peter Yee             yee@spectre.arc.nasa.gov
                 A. Young           ayoung@eso.org
             Nelson Zarate          nelson@stsci.edu
            Yun Fei Zhang           zhang@buast0.bu.edu
-- 
Donald C. Wells             Associate Scientist        dwells@nrao.edu
National Radio Astronomy Observatory                   +1-804-296-0277
520 Edgemont Road                                 Fax= +1-804-296-0278
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-2475 USA            78:31.1W, 38:02.2N 

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Subject: RESULT:  sci.astro.fits passes 311:14
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Name:	sci.astro.fits

Status:	Unmoderated

Charter:

  This newsgroup will provide a forum for the discussion of all topics
  concerning the FITS [Flexible Image Transport System] data format.
  The newsgroup will be interfaced to the Email exploder
  fitsbits@fits.cx.nrao.edu so that traffic originating on either the
  newsgroup on the exploder will be automatically transmitted to the
  other. This new newsgroup will replace existing newsgroup
  alt.sci.astro.fits.  

Reference Entry:

  sci.astro.fits	Issues related to FITS [Flexible Image Transport System]

This newsgroup received 311 YES votes and 14 NO votes during the
voting period (11 February to 23:59_EST 02 March 1992). As the excess
of YES votes over NO votes was more than 100, and more than 2/3 of the
votes were YES, this newsgroup should be created.

The following 311 people voted YES:
                                    adelmans@citadel.bitnet
                                    anderson@atnf.csiro.au
                                    anw@anwsun.phya.utoledo.edu
                                    bob@ipac.caltech.edu
                                    bpirenne@eso.org
                                    bschlesinger@nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    c1796@slvaxa.umsl.edu
                                    cbiemes@noao.edu
                                    cguirao@eso.org
                                    chipman@grossc.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    collierm@astro.byu.edu
                                    colorado@stars.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    davidsen@crdos1.crd.ge.com
                                    dreher@bkyast.berkeley.edu
                                    ed@astro.umd.edu
                                    fitz@noao.edu
                                    fmurtagh@eso.org
                                    francois@simbad.u-strasbg.fr
                                    gondwana@athena.mit.edu
                                    hmadorf@eso.org
                                    howard@ssl.msfc.nasa.gov
                                    jjk@astro.umd.edu
                                    jlovell@physvax.phys.utas.edu.au
                                    jmcgaha@pimacc.pima.edu
                                    joycemr%cfa8.decnet@harvard.harvard.edu
                                    ke@laban.uu.se
                                    kemper@nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    marschal@cc.gettysburg.edu
                                    mary@jach.hawaii.edu
                                    mh563x1d@ducvax.auburn.edu
                                    m_hayden@pluto.cc.gettysburg.edu
                                    nafia@chimay.cma.fr
                                    neff@stars.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    ovdluhe@eso.org
                                    pdierckx@eso.org
                                    pgrosbol@eso.org
                                    phys218@csc.canterbury.ac.nz
                                    pshuang@athena.mit.edu
                                    pwb@isaac.phys.unsw.oz.au
                                    ralbrech@eso.org
                                    repalmer@oread.cc.ukans.edu
                                    rhook@eso.org
                                    rick@ipac.caltech.edu
                                    sysevm%nsrvan.uucp%clark.uucp@clark.edu
                                    varsik@suncub.bbso.caltech.edu
                                    w3whw@scfmvs.bitnet
                                    weiland@aruba.gsfc.nasa.gov
                                    whb@hoh-2.att.com
                                    wls@astro.umd.edu
              Lenny Abbey           labbey@gtri01.gatech.edu
              Steve Abrams          abrams%cfa0@harvard.harvard.edu
              David Adler           dadler@negra.aoc.nrao.edu
              Moani Akana           akana@cfht.hawaii.edu
             Miguel Albrecht        malbrech@eso.org
            Michael Albrow          phys170@csc.canterbury.ac.nz
              Steve Allen           sla@helios.ucsc.edu
              Scott Allendorf       sca@space.physics.uiowa.edu
              Shaun Amy             samy@atnf.csiro.au
           Keith M. Andress         andress@igor.siemens.com
              Keith Arnaud          kaa@rosserv.gsfc.nasa.gov
              Carlo Baffa           baffa@arcetri.astro.it
              Bruce Balick          balick@tahoma.phys.washington.edu
                Tom Bania           bania@buast4.bu.edu
            Timothy Banks           bankst@kauri.vuw.ac.nz
              Klaus Banse           kbanse@eso.org
          Jeannette Barnes          jbarnes@noao.edu
               dave barrett         dbb@riscy.nyo.dec.com
               Paul Bartholdi       bartho@scsun.unige.ch
              Fritz Benedict        fritz@dorrit.as.utexas.edu
               Mark Birkinshaw      mb1%cfarg2.decnet@harvard.harvard.edu
               Jeff Bloch           103283@sstdp1.lanl.gov
                Uwe Bonnes          bon@lte.e-technik.uni-erlangen.de
       Michael Eric Boschat         andromed@atm.dal.ca
     Jeffrey Oliver Breen           job@cfa236.harvard.edu
             Daniel Briggs          dbriggs@zia.aoc.nrao.edu
        Lawrence E. Brown           elwin@gamma.phys.clemson.edu
                Liz Bryson          bryson@cfht.hawaii.edu
             Markus Buchhorn        markus@merlin.anu.edu.au
               Mike Buckles         buckles@cfht.hawaii.edu
           Sinclair Budd            cmaae50@cc.ic.ac.uk
              Frank Bull            bull%pyrrus.uucp@noao.edu
           Dave Van Buren           dave@tapir.caltech.edu
                Ann Burgess         aburgess@atnf.csiro.au
                Bob Burns           bburns@polaris.cv.nrao.edu
             Howard Bushouse        bushouse@iuegtc.dnet.nasa.gov
               Mark Calabretta      mcalabre@macabre.cv.nrao.edu
              Hulya CalIskan        jk017@triuvm11.bitnet
               Bill Carson          brighton%phuket.uucp%pixar.uucp@next.com
              Carol Christian       carolc@ssl.berkeley.edu
              Chris Churchill       starglob@helios.ucsc.edu
              Chris Clark           chris@cfht.hawaii.edu
               Rick Coates          rick@ateq.com
            Bruce C Cogan           bcc900@cscgpo.anu.edu.au
             Judith Cohen           jlc@deimos.caltech.edu
                Jim Cole            jimc@3cpu.rain.com
               Mike Collins         mcollins@phx.mcd.mot.com
            Mark E. Cornell         cornell@puck.as.utexas.edu
               Bill Cotton          bcotton@gorilla.cv.nrao.edu
               Carl Covatto         ccovatto@jupiter.nmt.edu
             Dennis Crabtree        crabtree@dao.nrc.ca
         Malcolm J. Currie          cur@starlink.rutherford.ac.uk
           Chris J. Davis           chris@airdata.socal.com
               Mike Davis           davis@naic.edu
            Lindsey Davis           davis@noao.edu
            Carl A. Dobson          cad@ssl.berkeley.edu
                Art Dong            atos@cac.washington.edu
          Elwood C. Downey          e_downey@hwking.cca.cr.rockwell.com
              Frank Drake           drake@dragon.ulowell.edu
              Chris Dudley          dudley@galileo.ifa.hawaii.edu
                    Dying           vesper%luna.decnet@indiana.edu
                Ron Ekers           rekers@atnf.csiro.au
               Rick Ellis           rick@ofa123.fidonet.org
           Albrecht Ernst           ernst@infpav4.kfk.de
                Ian Evans           evans@fos.stsci.edu
             Martin Ewing           ewing-martin@cs.yale.edu
              Allen Farris          farris@stsci.edu
            Eric D. Feigelson       edf@astro.psu.edu
               Tony Ferro           tony@quasar.la.asu.edu
              david fisher          fish@helios.ucsc.edu
              Chris Flatters        cflatter@greystoke.cv.nrao.edu
             Murray Forbes          forbesmc@matai.vuw.ac.nz
            Thierry Forveille       forveill@gag.observ-gr.fr
                Per Friberg         friberg@jach.hawaii.edu
          Priscilla Frisch          frisch@galadriel.uchicago.edu
              Terry Gaetz           gaetz@julian.uwo.ca
                Bob Garwood         bgarwood@sngldsh.cv.nrao.edu
              FRANK GHIGO           fghigo@lodestar.gb.nrao.edu
                    Gilligan        pcp2g@karma.astro.virginia.edu
              Frank Giovane         fgiovane@nhqvax.dnet.nasa.gov
               John Glaspey         glaspey@cfht.hawaii.edu
              Brian Glendenning     bglenden@colobus.cv.nrao.edu
              Orhan GOKCOL          ucgokcol@tritu.bitnet
             Daniel Golombek        golombek@stsci.edu
           James P. Goltz           frost@helix.nih.gov
              Steve Grandi          grandi@noao.edu
             Andrew Gray            agray@atnf.csiro.au
           James T. Green           jgreen@nike.calpoly.edu
               Eric Greisen         egreisen@polaris.cv.nrao.edu
              Gerry Grieve          grieve@geop.ubc.ca
             Gaston Groisman        gaston@cpsc.ucalgary.ca
          Edward J. Groth           groth@pupgg.princeton.edu
                Bob Hanisch         hanisch@stsci.edu
              Wendy Harrison        harrison@cfht.hawaii.edu
              Booth Hartley         booth@ipac.caltech.edu
               Jeff Hayes           hayes@stsci.edu
               Greg Hennessy        gsh7w@fermi.clas.virginia.edu
               Tony Hewitt          hewitt@aslpet.med.ge.com
             Coleen Hickman         hickman@cfht.hawaii.edu
               Mike Hicks           hicksm@lpl.arizona.edu
          ROBERT S. HILL            bhill@stars.gsfc.nasa.gov
                Tom Hocking         starman@unc.bitnet
               Phil Hodge           hodge@stsci.edu
           Bradford Holden          holden@helios.ucsc.edu
               John Horne           horne@cfht.hawaii.edu
            Julie A Hovencamp       zbsy@cornellc.cit.cornell.edu
             Victor Hughes          hughesv@qucdn.queensu.ca
            Stephen Hulbert         hulbert@stsci.edu
             Gareth Hunt            ghunt@nrao.edu
         Dr. Albert Hybl            hybl@umbc4.umbc.edu
            Takashi Isobe           ti@space.mit.edu
           Peter D. Jackson         jackson@cobecl.dnet.nasa.gov
             Markku Jaeaeskelaeinen t89mja@lucifer.tdb.uu.se
               Dave Jenner          davej@phast.phys.washington.edu
               Diab Jerius          dj@pelf.harvard.edu
             Justin Jonas           phjj@ruchem.ru.ac.za
             Dean C Josephson       dean@cfht.hawaii.edu
            Joel C. Justen          joel%crpi.uucp@uunet.uu.net
            Sheldon Kay             shelly@iscnvx.lmsc.lockheed.com
          Markus G. Kempf           kempf@rhrk.uni-kl.de
               John Kerr            john@cfht.hawaii.edu
                Bob Kibrick         kibrick@helios.ucsc.edu
              james kiley           jkiley@andy.bgsu.edu
             Edward King            eking@herca.jpl.nasa.gov
             N PAUL KUIN            kuin@nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov
                Tom Kuiper          kuiper@kuiper.jpl.nasa.gov
            Krishna Kunchithapadam  krisna@cs.wisc.edu
              Lukas Labhardt        labhardt@urz.unibas.ch
           Francois Lacoursiere     d353426@uqam.bitnet
               Glen Langston        glangsto@saips.cv.nrao.edu
MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER LAPAGLIA        m953618@mcdonald.nadn.navy.mil
           Robin C. LaPasha         ruslan%ecsvax.uucp@uncecs.edu
            Charles Lawrence        crl@eccles.caltech.edu
               D.A. Leahy           leahy@iras.ucalgary.ca
             Zoltan Levay           levay@stsci.edu
               Paul Leyland         pcl@oxford.ac.uk
               Greg Lindahl         gl8f@fermi.clas.virginia.edu
              Peter Linde           peter@astro.lu.se
                Bob Link            link@cfht.hawaii.edu
         Joseph St. Lucas           stlucas@gdwest.gd.com
               Lars Lundahl         lundahl@oso.chalmers.se
            William Lupton          william@keck.hawaii.edu
               Dyer Lytle           lytle@noao.edu
             Barney Magrath         magrath@cfht.hawaii.edu
             nakano makoto          mnakano@oita-cc.cc.oita-u.ac.jp
               Eric Mandel          eric@cfa242.harvard.edu
              Ralph Marson          rmarson@rp.csiro.au
             George Martin          gmartin@zia.aoc.nrao.edu
               Mark McCaughrean     mjm@as.arizona.edu
               Rick McGonegal       mcgonegr@noao.edu
            Stephen Meatheringham   sjm@merlin.anu.edu.au
              David Mehringer       dmehring@zia.aoc.nrao.edu
                Tom Metcalf         metcalf@maile.ifa.hawaii.edu
                Ken Mighell         mighell@merlin.anu.edu.au
          Eugene F. Milone          milone@acs.ucalgary.ca
             Stefan Mochnacki       stefan@vela.astro.utoronto.ca
              David Moffett         dpm@cs.purdue.edu
             Luis E Montenegro      luis@sci.ccny.cuny.edu
     Christopher B. Moore           cmoore@alioth.mit.edu
        Christopher Mullins         cfm2h@fulton.seas.virginia.edu
              J. R. Munoz_Peiro     jmunoz@estsaa.dnet.nasa.gov
            KAYLENE MURDOCH         phys166@csc.canterbury.ac.nz
                Dan Murphy          dpm@dtalk.cwa.com
                Pat Murphy          pmurphy@nrao.edu
              Steve Murray          ssm@cfa244.harvard.edu
             Robert Mutel           rlm@sunlight.physics.uiowa.edu
         Matthew J. Nelson          nelson@larry.sal.wisc.edu
               Mike Newberry        newberry@as.arizona.edu
               Dave Newman          daven@notable.com
         Patrick L. Nolan           pln@egret1.stanford.edu
                Ray Norris          rnorris@atnf.csiro.au
            Michael Olberg          olberg@oso.chalmers.se
              Nancy Oliversen       noliversen@iuegtc.dnet.nasa.gov
            Eric C. Olson           ericco@ssl.berkeley.edu
              Bruce Oneel           oneel@arupa.gsfc.nasa.gov
           Patricio Ortiz           ortiz@vela.astro.utoronto.ca
               Paul Palmer          palmerp@math.orst.edu
           Aliza R. Panitz          buglady@silver.lcs.mit.edu
              Scott Paswaters       paswater@pele.colorado.edu
              Harry Payne           payne@stsci.edu
                Tim Pearson         tjp@eccles.caltech.edu
         Jeffrey A. Pedelty         pedelty@jansky.gsfc.nasa.gov
            William Pence           pence@tetra.gsfc.nasa.gov
          George D. Phillies        phillies@wpi.wpi.edu
           The Daft Pict            mclean@shadow.stsci.edu
                Joe Plassmann       joep@asgard.lpl.arizona.edu
        Jose Daniel Ponz            jdp@vilspa.dnet.nasa.gov
               Tony Putman          tonyp@ucthpx.uct.ac.za
              Ernst Raimond         exr@nfra.nl
              Kavan Ratnatunga      kavan@merlin.anu.edu.au
              Somak Raychaudhury    somak@cfa203.harvard.edu
               Gail Reichert        reichert@rosgip.gsfc.nasa.gov
          Mike "IR" Ressler         ressler@galileo.ifa.hawaii.edu
              Brian Reynolds        reynolds@fsg.com
         GUENTER R. RIEGLER         griegler@nasamail.nasa.gov
P. von Ballmos-E. del Rio           pvb@cix.cict.fr
            Greg N. Roberts         roberts@orion.arc.nasa.gov
            Andreas Roemer          andi@comet.gold.sub.org
              Chris Rogers          crogers@drao.nrc.ca
              Steve Rooke           rooke@noao.edu
             Arnold Rots            arots@xebec.gsfc.nasa.gov
             Robert Rutledge        rutledge@space.mit.edu
             Gustaf Rydbeck         gustaf@oso.chalmers.se
               Skip Schaller        skip@as.arizona.edu
              ERWIN SCHMERLING      eschmerling@nasamail.nasa.gov
            Juergen Schmidt         p137jsm@mpirbn.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de
            Paul A. Scowen          uk1@spacsun.rice.edu
                Rob Seaman          seaman@noao.edu
               Ajai Sehgal          ajai@sce.carleton.ca
              Nigel Sharp           sharp@vela.tuc.noao.edu
          Nishimura Shiro           rnishim@c1.mtk.nao.ac.jp
               Dave Shone           dshone@nrao.edu
             Steinn Sigurdsson      steinly@topaz.ucsc.edu
             Michal Simon           msimon@ccmail.sunysb.edu
           Jhs John Simonetti       jhs@astro.phys.vt.edu
              Bobby Song            song@cfht.hawaii.edu
           Ignatios Souvatzis       souva@28.808.dnet.nasa.gov
          Robert W. Spiker          rws3n@astsun9.astro.virginia.edu
               Ralf Stephan         hagbard@ark.abg.sub.org
            Carolyn Stern           stern@jasra.harvard.edu
           Peter B. Stetson         stetson@dao.nrc.ca
               Mark Stevens         stevens@stsci.edu
             Thomas Stingl          stingl@gate.fzi.de
              Cliff Stoll           stoll@ocf.berkeley.edu
               Jose Suarez          suarez@as.arizona.edu
              Denis Sullivan        sullivan@emf.vuw.ac.nz
              Ralph Sutherland      ralph@merlin.anu.edu.au
              Peter Teuben          teuben@astro.umd.edu
            William Thompson        thompson@serts.gsfc.nasa.gov
               Rich Thomson         rthomson@dsd.es.com
         Michael H. Tipping         greywolf@vesta.unm.edu
               Doug Tody            tody@noao.edu
             Tanabe Toshihiko       ltanabe@c1.mtk.nao.ac.jp
               Dean Tucker          tucker@helios.ucsc.edu
              Tasso Tzioumis        atzioumi@atnf.csiro.au
              Frank Valdes          valdes@noao.edu
               Dirk Valk            dirk@spacsun.rice.edu
                Tas van.Ommen       tas@tasman.cc.utas.edu.au
    Any noun can be verbed          warnock@nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov
             Edward Vielmetti       emv@msen.com
           WOLFGANG VOGES           whv@mpe.dnet.nasa.gov
               P.T. Wallace         ptw@starlink.rutherford.ac.uk
            Stephen Walton          swalton@solaria.csun.edu
               Alan Watson          alan@uwast.astro.wisc.edu
          George M. Weaver          weaver@astro.psu.edu
                Don Wells           dwells@fits.cx.nrao.edu
               Mark Wieringa        mwiering@atnf.csiro.au
                Dan Wilcox          wilcox@cfht.hawaii.edu
               Tony Willis          twillis@drao.nrc.ca
        Christopher Willmer         cnaw@helios.ucsc.edu
                rob woiccak         rewoicc@erenj.bitnet
              Donna Womble          womble@cass05.dnet.nasa.gov
                 Al Wootten         awootten@polaris.cv.nrao.edu
              Diana Worrall         dmw@cfa246.harvard.edu
                Guy Worthey         worthey@helios.ucsc.edu
                Jim Wright          jwright@cfht.hawaii.edu
            Ryan J. Wyatt           rjw@regulus.rice.edu
               Bill Wyatt           wyatt@cfa214.harvard.edu
              Peter Yee             yee@spectre.arc.nasa.gov
                 A. Young           ayoung@eso.org
             Nelson Zarate          nelson@stsci.edu
            Yun Fei Zhang           zhang@buast0.bu.edu

The following 14 people voted NO:
                                    snielsen@computer-science.strathclyde.ac.uk
           James C. Barrett         barrett@cc.gatech.edu
                    BI08000         bi08@utep.bitnet
               P.J. Boulay          pjb4288@ultb.isc.rit.edu
           Paulo da Costa           dacosta@prl.philips.nl
              Helge Hauglin         helgeha@ifi.uio.no
             Roland Kaltefleiter    kaltef@theo-physik.uni-kiel.dbp.de
              Brian Kenney          kenney@hsi86.hsi.com
            Quincey Koziol          koziol@ncsa.uiuc.edu
                 Ed McGuire         emcguire@ccad.uiowa.edu
              a. m. rushton         rushton@stsci.edu
            Dave V. Schaller        schaller@hsi86.hsi.com
            Paul J. Schinder        schinder@leprss.gsfc.nasa.gov
                    SNEERINGER      acs97393@zach.fit.edu
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