Subject: DPS Mailing #03-03: 2003 MTG WEBSITE AVAILABLE
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 11:09:52 -0500 (EST)

Greetings with the latest DPS news!

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       |1) DPS 2003 MEETING WEBSITE NOW AVAILABLE                |
       |2) CALL FOR NASA IRTF OBSERVING PROPOSALS                |
       |3) EDUCATION WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT                       |
       |4) NEW GRADUATE PROGRAM                                  |  
       |5) JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS                                     |
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DPS 2003 MEETING WEBSITE NOW AVAILABLE                

The web site for the 2003 DPS meeting, to be held in 
Monterey, California, September 2-6, 2003 is now available:

http://dps03.arc.nasa.gov

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CALL FOR NASA IRTF OBSERVING PROPOSALS

Observing proposals for the NASA Infrared Telescope for August 1,
2003 - January 31, 2004 semester are due April 1, 2003. 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/~ao/ 

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EDUCATION WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT

Space Science Institute's 4-Day Education Workshop
for Scientists, Engineers, and EPO Managers

Sponsored by NASA and NSF

4-7 May 2003 (Sunday - Wednesday)
Boulder, Colorado

This workshop offers scientists, engineers, and education managers
the knowledge necessary to design and implement effective Education and
Public Outreach (EPO) programs for scientific programs associated with:

* universities                * NASA centers and flight projects
* research institutions       * government agencies

The workshop is targeted towards those who work in any sphere
of Space or Earth Science.

Who Should Attend:

* Scientists or engineers interested in K-14 EPO,
* EPO managers who are tasked with EPO program design
                and with providing meaningful ways for scientists and
                engineers to contribute to EPO efforts,
* Educators interested in gaining perspective about
                working with scientists and engineers in EPO.

Conveners:   Dr. Cherilynn Morrow, Space Science Institute
             Dr. Paul B. Dusenbery, Space Science Institute

For More Information, Application, and Registration:

Visit us at http://www.spacescience.org (click "Spring
4-Day Education Workshop for Scientists" under Hot Stuff),
  or contact Christy Edwards at edwardcl@colorado.edu.

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NEW GRADUATE PROGRAM

Starting in August 2003, the Department of Chemistry and the Department 
of Physics & Astronomy at The University of Hawai'i at Manoa open the 
new interdisciplinary graduate program 'Reaction Dynamics, Laboratory 
Astrophysics, and Planetary Sciences' leading to a Ph.D. degree in 
chemistry and physics, respectively. The prime directive of this 
endeavor is to unravel the underlying mechanisms on how complex, 
(astrobiologically) important molecules and nanostructures are 
synthesized from the bottom up via single atoms, radicals, and small 
molecules in the interstellar medium, in atmospheres of planets and 
their satellites, cometary comae, as well as in combustion flames and 
chemical vapor deposition processes 
( http://www.chem.hawaii.edu/Bil301/program.htm ).

In collaboration with research groups from the Hawaiian Institute of 
Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP), the Institute for Astronomy (IfA), 
and The Open University (UK), cutting edge laboratory experiments, 
electronic structure calculations, and astronomical observations will 
be linked to lecture courses outlining fundamental principles in 
physical chemistry, physics, reaction dynamics, astrochemistry, 
astrobiology, planetary chemistry, combustion sciences, and 
nanomaterial research. Interested candidates should send a letter of 
interest, three letters of recommendation, transcripts or equivalent 
documentation, and a curriculum vitae to Prof. Ralf I. Kaiser, 
Department of Chemistry, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2545 The Mall, 
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA (email: kaiser@gold.chem.hawaii.edu) or to 
Prof. Klaus Sattler, Department of Physics, University of Hawai'i, 
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA (email: sattler@hawaii.edu). Exceptionally 
well qualified candidates are offered teaching assistantships and 
full tuition fee waivers.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dear colleague,

We have been asked to make you aware of three openings at NASA HQ. 
They are:

1.	Director, Elementary & Secondary Education Division 
        ES-1701-01 HQ03S0096
2.	Director, Higher Education Division, ES-1701-01 HQ03S0095
3.	Director, Informal Education Division, ES-0301-01 HQ03S009

These new Code N positions are posted on the NASA website at
http://www.nasajobs.nasa.gov/

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

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