Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 17:10:40 -0400
Subject: DPS Mailing #02-11: Urey Prize and more

Greetings with the latest news -

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       |1) ERRATUM - MASURSKY AWARD                              |
       |2) 2003 UREY PRIZE NOMINATIONS SOUGHT                    | 
       |3) OBITUARY: YUJI HYAKUTAKE              
       |4) MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT                                  |
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ERRATUM - MASURSKY AWARD

Sincere apologies for the fact that we misspelled the name in the
CONTENTS and TITLE of DPS mailing 02-09 (although it was correct
in the text).  

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2003 UREY PRIZE NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

Dear Members -

Nominations for the 2003 Harold C. Urey Prize are due June 30. This
prize was established by the DPS to recognize and encourage outstanding
achievements in planetary science by a young scientist.

For purposes of this prize, "planetary science" is understood to refer
to the multidisciplinary study of the solar system and its members,
excluding work dealing primarily with the Sun or the Earth.

Who is eligible? A nominee must be younger than 37 or have held a
recognized doctorate for less than 7 years by December 31, 2003. This
means that a 35 year old who received his or her doctorate in 1992
would be eligible, and a 45 year old who received his or her PhD last
year would be eligible.  Complete nominations will be good for three
years, or for the duration of a candidate's eligibility, whichever is
less.

Go to http://www.aas.org/~dps/prizes_contact.html, fill out the
nomination form and send it to me along with the supporting materials
listed there.  The winner will be announced after the next DPS meeting
(at which the 2002 Urey Prize winner, Brett Gladman, will be presented
his award).

Urey Prize winners include

1984   D.J. Stevenson
1985   L.W. Esposito
1986   J.L. Wisdom
1987   S.W. Squyres
1988   J.I. Lunine
1989   C.P. McKay
1990   D.J. Tholen
1991   R.P. Binzel
1992   J.J. Lissauer 
1993   R. Yelle 
1994   K.J. Meech
1995   E. Lellouch
1996   H.B. Hammel
1997   R. Malhotra
1998   E.I. Asphaug
1999   D.P. Hamilton
2000   A. Morbidelli
2001   M. Brown
2002   B.J. Gladman

By honoring the exceptional work and accomplishments of our younger
members, we honor our profession and set a high standard for
ourselves.

Because of the time it takes to accumulate materials needed for a
nomination, I encourage all of you to begin as soon as possible.

Mark Sykes
DPS Prize Subcommittee Chair

Steward Observatory
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

sykes@as.arizona.edu
520-621-5381

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OBITUARY

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48863-2002Apr14.html

Yuji Hyakutake, 51, an amateur astronomer who became an international
celebrity for discovering a comet with a pair of powerful binoculars in
1996, died of a ruptured heart aneurysm April 10 at a hospital in
Kokubo, Japan.

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MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

AAS Topical Session Albuquerque NM USA 
05 June 2002
"AAS Pollution Committee: Space Debris, Natural Cosmic and Manmade"
For more details, contact John-Derral Mulholland,
brigadee@rivieramail.com

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