Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 11:34:12 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: DPS Mailing #01-25: Decadal Study, AAS Directory, NASA E/PO Conference

Greetings, DPS Members-
 
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       |1) PLANETARY DECADAL STUDY NEWS                         |
       |2) NOTES FROM THE CHAIR: NRC PANELS ON DECADAL WEBSITE  |
       |3) DEADLINE FOR UPDATES TO THE AAS DIRECTORY: 3 August  |
       |4) NASA/OSS E/PO Conference: Chicago, Sept 12-14, 2001  |
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PLANETARY DECADAL STUDY NEWS - LARGE SATELLITES INPUT REQUESTED

The Large Satellites Panel of the Solar System Exploration Survey 
solicits your input with regard to science and mission priorities for 
future Outer Planet Satellite exploration. A report on recent panel
activities and a listing of questions under current consideration 
has been posted on the community decadal website in the 
"Large Satellites" forum:

http://www.aas.org/~dps/decadal

Click on "Real-Time Forums" 
Click on "Large Satellites"

We look forward to your feedback.

Bob Pappalardo, Vice-Chair
NRC Large Satellites Discipline Panel

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NOTES FROM THE CHAIR - NRC PANELS ON THE COMMUNITY DECADAL WEBSITE

Things are going well on the community site with more than 70 people
participating in a half dozen community panels with white paper 
abstracts and drafts being posted already for Dust Astronomy, Exploring 
Main Beld Asteroids, and Near-Earth Asteroid Sample Returns. Four other 
panels are forming. We need more topical coverage, but it is a good 
start.

When requested by individual NRC planetary decadal panels, we will be
establishing special real-time discussion forums on the community
decadal website as one means for them to post information and questions 
for feedback and discussion. Panel positions on ultimate issues will be
informed by your input and formed near the end of this process. 

Mark V. Sykes
DPS Chair, dpschair@aas.org

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DEADLINE FOR UPDATES TO THE AAS DIRECTORY: 3 August 2001

The AAS Membership Directory for 2002 will contain information from our
member and institutional database as of August 2001.  Please check your
membership information at:

http://directory.aas.org/

After entering your name, if you get a message back, "No data found for
this request," it may mean that you have not renewed your membership for
the current year, or it may mean that there is some error in the way your
name is entered in the database.  If you are unable to find your record,
please notify me (Alan Harris, awharris@lithos.jpl.nasa.gov) promptly so I
can investigate.  If you do locate your record but find some incorrect or
outdated information, please correct your record by sending a message to:

mailto:address@aas.org

We will soon be depending exclusively on the AAS database of e-mail
addresses for DPS e-newsletter mailings, so if your address is not correct
there you will not receive the E-news.

The AAS directory includes entries for Affiliate members, so even if you
are not a regular AAS member, please be sure to check your directory record.

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NASA Office of Space Sciences Education/Outreach Conference

This conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois, September 
12-14, 2001, to get Educators, NASA outreach personnel and scientists 
together to hear presentations and engage in discussions in the following 
areas:

    * Ways in which scientists can participate in education and outreach.
    * Issues and challenges faced by educators in formal and informal 
venues to incorporate results from space science research in exhibits, the 
classroom, and other venues.
    * Ways in which science education research can help us in our efforts.
    * Examples of a broad range of initiatives, including those that 
exemplify the participation of scientists, outreach to 
underutilized/underserved communities, and the effective use of technology.

Participation is limited to 250 persons total and registration 
must be completed by Wednesday, August 1st, 2001.
More information is available at the conference web site:

                 http://analyzer.depaul.edu/ossconference/

Please feel free to contact one of us for additional information.

Sincerely,

Leslie Lowes <leslie.l.lowes@jpl.nasa.gov>; (818) 393-7734
Rosaly Lopes <rlopes@lively.jpl.nasa.gov>; (818) 393-4584
Ellis Miner <ellis.d.miner@jpl.nasa.gov>; (818) 354-4450

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