Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 14:28:28 -0500
Subject: DPS Mailing #02-38: NEWS

Greetings with the latest news -

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       |1) PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT CORRECTION                         |
       |2) CALL FOR CHAPTERS: METEORITES & EARLY SOLAR SYSTEM II |
       |3) EXTENDED ABSTRACTS ONLINE                             |
       |4) DPS LETTER TO CONGRESSIONAL APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEES |
       |5) JOB ANNOUNCEMENT                                      |
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PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT CORRECTION
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Congratulations are in order to STEVEN J. Ostro, 2003 Gerard P. Kuiper
Prize recipient, recognized for being a pioneer and principal driving
force in the area of asteroid radar astronomy.  (Sincere apologies for
the misspelling in the original announcement.)

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CALL FOR CHAPTERS - METEORITES AND THE EARLY SOLAR SYSTEM II

Proposals for chapters are now being solicited for a new volume
in the Space Science Series (announced in DPS enews 19 July 2002):

      METEORITES AND THE EARLY SOLAR SYSTEM II
                  Edited by
     Dante Lauretta, Laurie Leshin, Hap McSween
            (publication date 2005)

Chapter proposals are due by January 15, 2003.  For full details
and contact information, see:
http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/people/faculty/lauretta2.html

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EXTENDED ABSTRACTS - NASA WORKSHOP ON SCIENTIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR 
MITIGATION OF HAZARDOUS COMETS AND ASTEROIDS

Extended Abstracts of the NASA Workshop on Scientific Requirements for 
Mitigation of Hazardous Comets and Asteroids (Arlington, VA, Sep. 3-6 
2002) are now on line.  Go to http://www.noao.edu/meetings/mitigation 
to download the 8.4 Mb, 103 page PDF document.
- Erik Asphaug and Nalin Samarasinha, eds.

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DPS LETTER TO CONGRESSIONAL APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEES

A letter sent recently from the DPS Committee to the Congressional
Appropriatsions Committee is now posted at:

http://www.aas.org/~dps/MISC_NOTICES/021111_binzel_letter.html


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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Postdoc for NEO observations, University of Hawaii.
http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/position-vacancies/#22559 

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

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