Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 17:01:58 -0400
Subject: DPS Mailing #02-31: MTG NEWS, IAU, JOBS...

Greetings DPS colleagues -

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       |1) DPS 2002 MEETING FINAL PROGRAM & NEWS                 |
       |2) DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!                                 |
       |3) MEMBERSHIP IN THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION    |
       |4) BOOK OF INTEREST BEING REISSUED                       |
       |5) JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS                                     |
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DPS 2002 MEETING NEWS

FINAL PROGRAM is now on-line at:
http://csem.engin.umich.edu/dps/administration/schedule.html

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
You still have a few hours! 

ROOM MATE NEEDED: A room mate is needed to share a double room at the
conference hotel in Birmingham from Saturday October 5 to (and
including) Friday October 11 for the DPS 2002. Please contact Beatrice
Mueller at muller@noao.edu

ANNUAL BREAKFAST with DPS LEADERSHIP: Graduate students and post-docs
are invited to have a buffet breakfast with outgoing DPS Chair, Wes
Huntress, incoming DPS Chair, Rick Binzel, and the incoming DPS
Vice-Chair, every morning from 7:30-8:30 AM at the Cafe in the
Birmingham Sheraton. You will be our guests. We would like to meet you
and learn about your activities, future plans, and thoughts about the
future of solar system exploration.  Sign up at
http://www.aas.org/~dps/breakfast.html

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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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MEMBERSHIP IN THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION

DPS members may wish to apply for membership in the International
Astronomical Union (IAU) during the currently open opportunity.  A
membership application form was included in the most recent issue of
the AAS newsletter.

The IAU plays a pivotal role in promoting and coordinating worldwide
cooperation in astronomy, and among other things it serves as the
internationally recognized authority for assigning designations to
celestial bodies and surface features on them.  Additionally, an IAU
working group has the responsibility for the interface between
near-Earth object researchers and the public/press on hazard issues.

In addition to its sponsorship of international Symposia and Colloquia,
the IAU holds a General Assembly (GA) every third year; the next one is
in Sydney, Australia, July 13-16, 2003. (http://www.astronomy2003.com/)  
Of particular interest to planetary scientists, the GA in Sydney will
feature a Special Session (1.5 days) on Recent Progress in Planetary
Exploration, as well as day-long sessions on Mercury, Formation of
Cometary Material, and Physical Properties & Morphology of Small Solar
System Bodies.

For further information about the IAU and its Commissions, see 
http://www.iau.org

Dale Cruikshank 
President, Commission 16 (Physical Study of Planets and Satellites)

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BOOK OF INTEREST BEING REISSUED

Cambridge University Press has reissued "Physics of the Jovian
Magnetosphere".  It is reprinted as a paperback ($48.00), and can be
ordered from www.cambridge.org.  The ISBN number is  0521520061.

The reprint is an exact copy of the first edition, complete with a few
typos (necessary in order to keep the cost down).  An errata list can
be obtained from dessler@arizona.edu.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

Discovery Program Scientist (NASA Vacancy No. HQ02B0116), NASA
Headquarters. http://www.nasajobs.nasa.gov

Mars Scout & Mars Smart Lander Program Scientist (NASA Vacancy No.
HQ02B0114), NASA Headquarters. http://www.nasajobs.nasa.gov

Discipline Scientist for Mars Data Analysis/Characterization & Mars
Fundamental Research Programs (NASA Vacancy No. HQ02B0143), NASA
Headquarters. http://www.nasajobs.nasa.gov

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

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