Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 14:09:50 -0400
Subject: DPS Mailing #02-15: Many items of interest...

Greetings!  Lots of news this week...

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       |1) DPS 2002 MEETING WEB SITE NOW AVAILABLE               |
       |2) INPUT SOUGHT ON NASA GRANT NOTIFICATIONS & AWARDS     |
       |3) ERRATUM                                               |
       |4) GOLDSTONE RADAR OBSERVING OPPORTUNITY                 |
       |5) MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS                                 |
       |6) JOB ANNOUNCEMENT                                      |
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DPS 2002 MEETING WEB SITE NOW AVAILABLE

http://csem.engin.umich.edu/dps/

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION SOUGHT ON NASA GRANT NOTIFICATIONS AND AWARDS

In an open letter to the DPS community last February, Guenter Riegler
explained how September 11 events caused a delay in NASA grant
notifications that would be completed by early March.  While
indications are that all notifications were sent on this timescale,
there remain some reports of significant delays in grant awards being
delivered to P.I. institutions.

The DPS committee seeks information from the community on the
timeliness of this year's grant notifications and awards (taking into
account September 11 delays).  Brief accounts of difficulties
encountered will help the DPS convey the current situation to the NASA
leadership.  Equally vital are positive accounts of improvements in the
management and performance of the grants programs relative to the
difficulties experienced one year ago.

PLEASE SEND YOUR RESPONSES BY JUNE 7 TO: dpspub@protostar.aas.org

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ERRATUM

Please note that the abstract deadline is 2002, not 2003 as reported 
in enews #02-14!

  > WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT
  >
  > Mars Atmosphere Modelling and Observations Workshop
  > January 13-15, 2003 in Granada, Spain.
  > Abstract dealine : October, 1st, 2002
  > MORE ON: http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/granada2003.

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GOLDSTONE RADAR OBSERVING OPPORTUNITY

The Task Manager for the Goldstone Solar System Radar would like to
remind the community that the deadline for observing proposals for the
period Jan. 01, 2003 through June 01, 2003 are due no later than June
15,  2002.  The procedure and on-line observing cover sheet application
form is available at:

http://www331.jpl.nasa.gov/radar/gssrpropform1.html

The forms are also available in Word 6 and ASCII text formats at

   http://www331.jpl.nasa.gov/radar/

The scientific justification to be sent separately should ideally be 
in PDF format (no more than 2 pages or 500 words) for the convenience 
of reviewers.

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MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS


   SCIENTIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR MITIGATION
   OF HAZARDOUS COMETS AND ASTEROIDS

   Dates: September 3 - 6, 2002
   Venue: Hyatt in Arlington, Virginia

   For detailed info, and to register:
     http://www.noao.edu/meetings/mitigation

   To see the invited speaker list:
     http://www.noao.edu/meetings/mitigation/invited.html

   Abstract Deadline (for poster talks): July 31, 2002

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   GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON THE ORIGINS OF SOLAR SYSTEMS

   July 6 - 11, 2003
   Roger Williams College, Bristol, Rhode Island

   http://www.grc.uri.edu/programs/2003/origins.htm

     Chair: Pat Cassen, pcassen@mail.arc.nasa.gov
     Co-Chair: Joe Nuth, u1jan@lepvax.gsfc.nasa.gov

   Attendance is open to all, but will be limited to about 125
   participants. Applications are required, and are available from the
   Gordon Research Conference organization, P.O. Box 984, West Kingston,
   RI 02892, and at http://www.grc.uri.edu. Talks are by invitation only,
   but posters describing recent relevant research by attendees are
   welcome.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Director, Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) 
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lpidir.html

See also AAS Job Register: http://www.aas.org/JobRegister/aasjobs.html

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