Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 14:05:23 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: DPS Mailing #02-30: Various items

Greetings DPS members -

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       |1) DPS 2002 MEETING DEADLINES                            |
       |2) DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!                                 |
       |3) AGU SPECIAL SESSION - ABSTRACT DEADLINE SEPT 5        |
       |4) DAWN ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER                            |
       |5) CALL FOR NASA IRTF OBSERVING PROPOSALS                |
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DPS 2002 MEETING DEADLINES

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE September 10, 2002 9PM EDT, $30-$50 CHEAPER
LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE September 30, 2002
After September 30 you will need to wait to register at the meeting.
AVOID LINES AT THE MEETING, REGISTER NOW!!
http://csem.engin.umich.edu/dps/administration/registration.html

LATE PAPER ABSTRACT DEADLINE September 9, 2002 9PM EDT 

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DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!

For the corrected ballot and instructions, see DPS enews #02-28: 
http://www.aas.org/~dps/MAIL_ARCHIVE/dpsm.02-28.html

DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13.

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AGU SPECIAL SESSION - ABSTRACT DEADLINE SEPT 5

SA03.        Microscopic Processes in Solar System Atmospheres
Sponsor:     SPA-Aeronomy; Co Sponsors: A P
Conveners:   Tom Slanger, David Huestis 
             SRI International
             tom.slanger@sri.com
             huestis@mplvax.sri.com

Description:
The objective of this special session is to strengthen the impact of 
laboratory and theoretical investigations of microscopic processes 
of importance in the atmospheres of planets, moons, and comets. Modelers 
and observers are invited to identify the chemical and physical processes 
most in need of quantitative characterization. Laboratory/theory 
researchers will explain the current state of knowledge, capabilities 
of experimental and theoretical techniques, and areas in which 
investment in technique development is most needed.

To submit an abstract see
http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm02/abstracts.shtml

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DAWN ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER

The Dawn mission has been selected as NASA's ninth Discovery mission 
to be launched in May 2006 to orbit both Vesta and Ceres. Achieving 
Dawn's goal of understanding the origin and early evolution of the 
solar system through the study of these two very complementary bodies 
requires close coordination with the small body and meteorite 
communities. The Dawn science team places high importance on 
maintaining close collaboration with their colleagues and as a first 
step would like to establish a mailing list of those who wish to be 
kept informed of the status of the Dawn investigation, and 
opportunities for collaboration with the team. Our current plan is to 
do this by issuing an occasional, brief electronic newsletter.

If you would like to be on the Dawn email list, please send email to
majordomo@igpp.ucla.edu with the following in the body of the message:

        subscribe dawn

Once on the list, you may unsubscribe from the list by sending the
following to majordomo@igpp.ucla.edu:

        unsubscribe dawn

Looking forward to your joining us in this exciting adventure,

                                     The Dawn Science Team

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CALL FOR NASA IRTF OBSERVING PROPOSALS

The NASA Infrared Telescope Facility is accepting observing proposals
for the February  1 - July 31, 2003 semester.  Instructions for
applications and information can be found at:

http://irtfweb.ifa.hawaii.edu/userSupport/indexota.html

Available instruments include:  (1) For 1-5 microns: a 3-pixel scale
camera with a circular variable filter, a cross-dispersed moderate
resolution spectrograph, and a high-resolution spectrograph.  (2) For
5-25 microns: a camera, a low-resolution wide spectral range
spectrograph, and high-resolution spectrographs for 8-25 microns.
Check our web site for the availability of a new adaptive optics
system (http://irtfweb.ifa.hawaii.edu/).

The deadline for submission of proposals is 1 October 2002.

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                               Melissa McGrath, DPS Secretary-Treasurer
                                      submissions to: mcgrath@stsci.edu