Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 17:30:59 -0400
Subject: DPS Mailing #02-34: FRS; MTG NEWS; JOB

Greetings DPS members -

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       |1) VOLUNTEERS FOR DPS FEDERAL RELATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE     |
       |2) BIRMINGHAM MEETING UPDATES                            |
       |3) JOB ANNOUNCEMENT                                      |
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VOLUNTEERS REQUESTED FOR DPS FEDERAL RELATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE

The DPS Committee has established a three person subcommittee with
staggered three-year appointments to collect and maintain information
on federal activities that impact planetary science funding. The
purpose of this subcommittee is to keep the DPS Committee abreast of
upcoming hearings and developments in the federal budget process. In
addition, it will collect information for the DPS Committee in managing
DPS federal education activities. However, the FRS is not intended to
act as a lobbying arm of the DPS nor to speak for the DPS. A more
detailed description may be found at http://www.aas.org/~dps/frs.html

The appointment will be made for a 3-year term. If you would like to 
volunteer, please contact me.

Wes Huntress
DPS Chair
huntress@gl.ciw.edu
202-478-8910 or 202-478-8902

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BIRMINGHAM MEETING UPDATES

  CALL HOTEL DIRECTLY FOR RESERVATIONS

  Plenty of rooms remain available, except for Saturday night, 10/5.
  If you have not yet made a reservation, you can still do so
  by directly calling the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
  reservations department at 205-324-5000.  If you experience
  problems in making your own reservation with the hotel,
  contact Richard Binzel rpb@mit.edu.

  LAUNCH VEHICLE TOUR UPDATE

  Due to security considerations, Delta Decatur Operations,
  the manufacturer of the Boeing family of Delta launch
  vehicles, has moved the closing date for registering for
  its tour to Tuesday, September 24.  To register, see:
    http://csem.engin.umich.edu/dps/events/tours.html

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Tenure track solar system astronomy teaching position at Suffolk County
Community College, NY, planetary science background preferred.  Fall
2003 opening. Contact Bob Warasila  -  warasir@sunysuffolk.edu

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

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                               Melissa McGrath, DPS Secretary-Treasurer
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