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        am chair of the SOC for Python in Astronomy 2017, which is
        scheduled for May 8-12 at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, the
        Netherlands </span><a
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        am getting in touch because we would like to start the process
        of choosing the 2018 venue as soon as possible and, ideally,
        announce the 2018 location at the upcoming 2017 conference.</span></p>
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style="font-size:14.666666666666666px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">If
        you are interested in hosting the 2018 Python in Astronomy
        conference and have not already filled out our venue information
        form, please do so: </span><a
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style="font-size:14.666666666666666px;font-family:Arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;">https://goo.gl/forms/hWkoDPX8KWEwZGUQ2</span></a><span
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        (Note: if you already filled in this form with 2017 in mind, you
        will be considered for 2018)</span></p>
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style="font-size:14.666666666666666px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The
        SOC for 2017 will shortlist some venues and be in touch. We also
        plan to talk to you or a representative of your venue at the
        2017 conference and then announce the 2018 venue at the
        conference dinner.</span></p>
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style="font-size:14.666666666666666px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Thanks,</span></p>
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      Mumford, on behalf of the Python in Astronomy 2017 SOC.</span>
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