Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 14:30:40 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: DPS Mailing #03-06: NEWS

Greetings DPS colleagues -

       |1) DPS MEETING CHILD CARE - SURVEY OF NEEDS              |
       |2) ICARUS NEWS                                           |
       |3) NASA HEADQUARTERS CHANGES                             |
       |6) UPCOMING MEETINGS                                     |
       |8) JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS                                     |



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Recently Elsevier Science, the publisher of Icarus, instituted a new
charging policy for color art in the journal. With this policy, the 
past practice of "one free page of color" was abandoned, to be replaced
by a lower cost for multiple color pages. In order to smooth the 
transition for papers submitted under the old policy, both for Authors 
and Publisher, we have instituted the following rule.

For papers submitted before a cutoff date of October 15, 2002, when
Karel Nederveen described the new policy at the DPS meeting in
Birmingham, and accepted prior to June 30, 2003, the old policy of one
free page of color art will be honored. Papers submitted after
10/15/2002, or accepted after 6/30/2003, will fall under the new
policy of $350 for the first page and $175 for subsequent pages. If
authors so choose, papers submitted before 10/15/2002 with multiple
color pages can opt for the new policy. To minimize costs to the
author, multiple color illustrations may appear out of numerical

Color reproduction of figures in the electronic version of the article
only (on ScienceDirect), with black-and-white reproduction in print, is
available at no cost. However, authors must provide usable electronic 
files for the color version of their figures and separate files or hard 
copies of the black-and-white versions of the figures. Only .tif and 
.eps files in RGB color mode will be accepted for online color. 

Authors should clearly state in a cover letter sent to the Editorial
Office at submission or at final acceptance which figures they would
like reproduced in color for free in the electronic version of the
article only, and which figures they would like reproduced in color in
both the print and electronic versions at a cost to them. Note that
it may be necessary to modify the caption in the case where a figure
appears in B&W in print but in color online.  

Philip Nicholson,
Editor in Chief, Icarus
8 May 2003



Changes are in the works at NASA Headquarters. During May, John Hillman 
is completing his service at NASA Headquarters as Program Scientist for 
the Planetary Astronomy and Planetary Atmospheres programs. We are 
grateful to John for coming out of retirement from Goddard SFC for two 
years to oversee these programs. John returns to his research and 
teaching position at the University of Maryland where we wish him well.

Tom Morgan is moving from his position as Program Scientist for the Near 
Earth Object Observation program to focus on the New Frontiers program 
and other flight missions. Tom has served as a NASA Program Scientist 
for more than five years. We thank Tom for his service and we wish him 
well in these new areas.

Stepping in to manage the Planetary Atmospheres program will be Denis 
Bogan who will serve during the time it takes to advertise and fill 
this Program Scientist position. We thank Denis for taking on this 
interim role.

Lindley Johnson is a new addition to NASA HQ, taking on the Program 
Scientist positions for both Planetary Astronomy and Near Earth Object 
Observation. Since Lindley is not well known to many in the planetary 
science community, the DPS Chair has invited the self-introduction below.  
We certainly welcome Lindley within our community  and look forward to 
a very positive and constructive working relationship that promotes 
our mutual science goals. 

"Dear Members of the DPS Community:
 I'm Lindley Johnson, just recently selected as the new 
 Program Scientist for Near Earth Object Observations (NEOO) 
 and the Planetary Astronomy (PAST) programs at NASA, taking 
 them over from Drs Tom Morgan and John Hillman.  As I am 
 probably not known to most of you in the DPS community, 
 a few words of introduction are in order.  I've just retired 
 as a Lieutenant Colonel after 23 years in the US Air Force, 
 where I was an astronautical engineer, systems engineer and 
 program manager on a variety of DoD space programs, mostly 
 related to the space surveillance portion of the Air Force's 
 space control mission.  Though not embedded in the astronomical 
 community over these years, I do have a few connections.  
 My BA is in astronomy from the University of Kansas in 1979.  
 (I also have an MS in Engineering Management from USC.)  
 I have always maintained great interest in Planetary Astronomy 
 and while at Air Command and Staff College in 1994, I was lead 
 author on a white paper to the Air Force Chief of Staff entitled, 
 'Preparing for Planetary Defense - Detection and Interception 
 of asteroids on collision course with Earth.'  This led to my 
 serving as an Air Force consultant on the Shoemaker Committee, 
 and to efforts for Air Force cooperation with NASA on NEO 
 Observation programs such as the Near Earth Asteroid Tracking 
 (NEAT) and the Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR).  
 I'm very proud that Asteroid 5905 is named Johnson in 
 recognition of these efforts.

 Now, I very much look forward to returning to what I consider 
 my roots and working with the Planetary Sciences community.  
 With many years of program management experience and five 
 years of working the Washington DC scene for the Air Force, 
 I believe I bring unique experience to my work here at 
 NASA HQ for the DPS community.  My duty here is to further 
 enable you all to continue high quality research in Planetary 
 Astronomy.  On that note, please remember that proposals to 
 the NRA ROSS-2003 are due 20 June for NEOO and 27 June for 
 PAST.  Also of note for those wanting to make use of adaptive 
 optics is the 15 May, 2003 deadline for proposals to the NSF 
 to use the Air Force's Advanced Electro-Optical System (AEOS) 
 at the Maui Space Surveillance Site (MSSS).  I've had much 
 association with this facility over the years and would be 
 pleased to introduce any of you to some of the staff there.

 I'm looking forward to meeting all of you in the near future!"

 Best Regards,
 Lindley Johnson
 202 358-2314



The Division on Dynamical Astronomy of the American Astronomical Society 
has awarded its prestigious Brouwer Award to Dr. William R. Ward, a 
scientist at Southwest Research Institute. Ward was selected this month 
as the 2004 recipient of the award, named in honor of Dirk Brouwer, who 
taught a generation of celestial mechanicians and authored the text, 
Methods of Celestial Mechanics. For more details see


The NASA Office of Space Science Solar System Exploration Division 
announces a Call for Science Proposals from Guest Observers who wish 
to use the various radio-telescope antennas of NASA's Deep Space 
Network (DSN) for radio astronomy (radiometry, spectroscopy, and 
VLBI), solar system radar astronomy, and spacecraft-based radio 

The Deep Space Network (DSN), operated by NASA for spacecraft 
telecommunications and navigation, is also used as an instrument for 
scientific research on a time-available basis. The sensitive 
receiving systems and high power transmitters on the large aperture 
DSN antennas are effective instruments for scientific investigations 
in radio astronomy and solar system radar. The high sensitivity and 
global distribution of the DSN complexes make the three 70-m antennas 
particularly valuable components for international experiments using 
Very Long Baseline Interferometery (VLBI). The 70-m antenna near 
Canberra, Australia is the most sensitive radio telescope in the 
18-26 GHz range in the southern hemisphere. The R&D environment is 
also well suited for investigators to conduct long-term projects 
using equipment they provide. Investigators are welcome to submit 
observing proposals for any of the three research disciplines. Radio 
astronomy proposals will be reviewed as part of the NRAO proposal 
review process.  Solar system radar astronomy proposals involving 
transmission from Goldstone and reception at the Arecibo telescope 
will be judged for scientific merit through the observing proposal 
review process at Arecibo.  Other GSSR observing proposals will be 
coordinated through the DSN Science Office.

NASA is being assisted by JPL in the administrative and logistical 
work needed to support these ground-based observing proposals. 
Interested Guest Investigators will find information regarding 
proposal submission and technical support at the DSN Science website:  Investigators may also contact Dr. 
Michael Klein, Manager of the DSN Science Office at JPL by phone 
(818) 354-7132 or by e-mail to for 
additional information.

Observing time at the DSN is provided as a support service to the 
astronomical and radiometric sciences community by the National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration on a time-available basis. 
Proposers should realize that the DSN is NOT a national observatory 
and are therefore encouraged to find an observing partner at JPL with 
experience using DSN facilities and instruments.



New Horizons Jupiter Encounter Workshop @ Monterey DPS

The New Horizons Science Team is hosting a Jupiter Encounter Workshop 
on the evening of Thursday, 4 Sept 2003 during this Fall's DPS 
meeting in Monterey, CA.  The New Horizons mission, en route to the 
Pluto system and the Kuiper belt, will make a ~40 Rj flyby of the 
Jupiter system in the Spring of 2007.  In order to maximize the 
science return from this encounter, the New Horizons Science Team is 
soliciting the community for advice and recommendations.  A call for 
proposals for a small number of Participating Scientists is planned 
to be issued as a part of the ROSS-04 NRA and that the PSP program 
will be described at the workshop.  The New Horizons spacecraft 
carries a medium angle color camera, a narrow angle panchromatic 
camera, a near IR imaging spectrometer, a UV imaging spectrometer, 
several field and particles experiments, a dust counter, and a radio 
science experiment.  Details of these instruments can be found at
Please contact Carrie Chavez ( before 1 
August 2003 to indicate your attendance and if you wish to make 
a presentation. Presentations will nominally be limited to no more 
than 15 min.
A National Symposium on Teaching Introductory Astronomy Courses 
for Non-science Majors
July 17-19, 2004 at Tufts University 

For details and updates on the meeting see:

To be on the mailing list for future announcements about the symposium, 
or to make suggestions for the program, please e-mail the Chair of the
Program Organizing Committee, Andrew Fraknoi,
(Be sure to include the name of the institution at which you teach.)

William Waller of Tufts University chairs the Local Organizing Committee 
and is happy to hear from volunteers in the New England area who want to
help (


Proposals Due: June 30, 2003

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Space
Science (OSS) and Office of Education has released a NASA Research
Announcement (NRA) soliciting proposals from minority institutions located
in the U.S. interested in developing their capabilities in NASA-related
space science. NASA-sponsored space science researchers and research
groups at all universities, NASA Centers, or other research institutions
are strongly encouraged to participate as partners in minority institution
led proposals. Institutions interested in finding partners for this 
activity may seek assistance from any of the NASA Space Science Broker/
Facilitators listed at 
and/or use the bulletin board established for this purpose at
This NRA, entitled "The Minority University and College Education And 
Research Partnership Initiative in Space Science (MUCERPI) 2003" and 
having the alpha-numeric identifier NRA 03-OSS-03, is posted at: 
under the link "Research Solicitations."



Associate Director, Solar System Exploration Division, Office of Space 
Science, Vacancy No. HQ03S0108, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC.

Program Executive, In-Space Propulsion, Vacancy No. HQ03B0101, NASA 
Headquarters, Washington, DC.

Program Executive, New Frontiers, Vacancy No. HQ03B0103, NASA 
Headquarters, Washington, DC.

Program Scientist, Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter, Vacancy No. HQ03B0135, 
NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC.

See also AAS Job Register:


                               Melissa McGrath, DPS Secretary-Treasurer
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