Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 16:21:16 -0700 (MST)
Subject: DPS Mailing #00-28: Upcoming Meetings

Greetings, DPS Members-
 
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       |1) "Deuterium in the Universe" June 25-27 '01, Meudon   |
       |2) "Science Data Centers", Mar 26-28 '01, Pasadena, CA  |
       |3) "BROWN DWARFS & PLANETS", 2-7 Apr '01, Grimentz SWITZ|
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CONFERENCE "Deuterium in the Universe"

June 25-27, 2001
Observatoire de Meudon, France

International Scientific Commitee: D. Gautier (chair), S. Burles, J. Geiss, 
W.M. Irvine, T.J. Millar, T.C. Owen, F. Palla, P. Salati, A. Vidal-Madjar, 
E.F. van Dishoeck

Local organisation Commitee:  E. Roueff (chair), D. BockelŽe-Morvan, 
L. d'Hendecourt, R. Ferlet, M. Gerin, M. Lemoine, F. Robert, M. Signore 

THE MEETING:
The study of cosmic Deuterium is a fast expanding research topic of 
multidisciplinary nature. Deuterium and deuterated species are observed in a 
variety of astrophysical regions, from external galaxies to our own planetary 
atmosphere. Formed in the very first moments of the Universe and burned 
inside stars, deuterium is also subject to large fractionation effects. It 
is thus a powerful tracer of the dominant processes which govern the 
evolution of astrophysical objects and media, including the formation of 
the Universe up to that of our Solar System.

This 3-days meeting will cover most of topics related to deuterium studies,
addressing the fundamental questions which arise from present observations
and which will be answered by the coming new instrumentations. One day 
will be devoted for each of the following topics: 
               - Solar System 
               - The interstellar medium and star forming regions 
               - Nucleosynthesis and cosmology. 

WEB SITE OF THE CONFERENCE:
http://wwwusr.obspm.fr/unicom/deuterium/textes/home.htm
 
E-MAIL ADDRESS: deuterium.2001@obspm.fr

PRE-REGISTRATION BEFORE JANUARY 15, 2001 IS WELCOME !

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4th Annual Raytheon Science Data Centers Symposium
March 26-28, 2001, Pasadena, CA

The theme for this year's symposium will be: "Cross Discipline Solutions".
The overall purpose of this symposium is to bring together a broad group of
predominantly space and Earth science data centers and data management
facilities to share visions, approaches, technologies, procedures, and
practices for improving the services we offer to researchers, educational
institutions, and the general public.  There is no registration fee for
this conference.  A special dinner at the Griffith Observatory in Griffith
Park will be held on Monday, March 26, including a telescope viewing
session.  The cost of the dinner is $20 per person.  A block of hotel rooms
have been reserved - see the web site for full information.

Both poster and oral contributions are solicited.  The abstract deadline is
January 31, 2001.  The hotel booking deadline is February 28, and
registration deadline is March 9.  Further information on the conference as
well as contact information and on-line registration can be obtained
through our web site at:

http://www.sci-datacenter.org

or, contact one of the following: 

Lou Mayo (East Coast Chair)
Raytheon ITSS
Phone: (301)286-0165
E-mail: lmayo@pop600.gsfc.nasa.gov

Emily Greene (West Coast Chair)
Raytheon ITSS
Phone (626)744-5420
E-mail: egreene@sdsio.jpl.nasa.gov

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                BROWN DWARFS AND PLANETS
             31st Saas-Fee Advanced Course
                    2 - 7 April 2001
		 Grimentz, Switzerland
             http://obswww.unige.ch/saas-fee/
		  
This course is made of a total of 28 lectures on:
* Protoplanetary disks and planetary formation - Patrick Cassen - NASA AMES, USA
* Physics of Substellar Objects - Tristan Guillot - Obs. C™te d'Azure, France 
* Detection and imaging of planets - Andreas Quirrenbach - U. California, USA

Program  and registration available on: http://obswww.unige.ch/saas-fee/

CAUTION: The number of participants is limited to 100 attendants. The 
acceptance to the course is made on a ``first come first served'' basis.

       CLOSING DATE is JANUARY 15th

D. Queloz S. Udry, M. Mayor , W. Benz      

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                      Nick Schneider, on behalf of the DPS Committee
                      (submissions to Al Harris: awharris@lithos.jpl.nasa.gov)