Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 16:41:57 -0400
Subject: DPS Mailing #03-10: DEADLINES, 2003 MTG INFO

Greetings! Prepare for a great 2003 meeting in Monterey,
read on for details.

       |1) IMPORTANT DEADLINES: DPS BALLOT           JULY 1      |
       |                        2003 MTG ABSTRACTS   JULY 1      |
       |                        EARLY REGISTRATION   AUGUST 1    |
       |2) DPS 2003 MEETING: SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT                 |



Don't forget to cast you vote in the DPS election, DEADLINE JULY 1.
For details see

DPS 2003 Meeting Abstract Deadline is JULY 1. 
                 Early Registration Deadline is AUGUST 1.
For details see

35th Annual Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences
of the American Astronomical Society 
Monterey, California
September 2 - September 6, 2003

Abstracts: 1 July 2003
Workshop Space: 8 July 2003
Registration: 1 August 2003
Hotel: 11 August 2003
Exhibit Space: 1 August 2003

Historic Monterey, California is located at the southernmost curve of
the beautiful Monterey Bay. Walking the streets of Monterey is a
journey back through time.  Old adobes have been lovingly restored to
recall the days when Monterey was capital of the Spanish territory of
California, as have those historic buildings dating from Monterey's
time as California's first state capital.  The history of Monterey as a
sea town is evident at near-by Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf and the
Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Join us in exploring the rich history Monterey
and surrounding scenic beauty by attending the 35rth Annual Meeting of
the Division for Planetary Sciences to be held in Monterey, California,
from Tuesday, September 2, through Saturday, September 6, 2003.  This
meeting is being hosted by NASA Ames Research Center.

The scientific sessions of the meeting will be held at the Monterey
DoubleTree Hotel and plenary and poster sessions will be located in the
adjacent Monterey Conference Center.  Both of these venues are in the
heart of downtown Monterey. A block of rooms will be available to DPS
participants at special discounted rates of $129 for single/double
occupancy, and for those who qualify, at the prevailing Government per
diem Rate.  Numerous restaurants and places of interest are located
within a short distance.

Workshops and committee meetings will be held on Monday, September 1.
Registration will begin on Monday evening, September 1, from 6 to 9 pm
in the DoubleTree Hotel and continue through Saturday, September 6.
All scientific oral sessions and workshops will take place in meeting
rooms at the DoubleTree Hotel.  Plenary sessions will occur each
morning in the Steinbeck Forum in the adjacent Monterey Conference
Center.  Poster will be available for viewing in the Sierra Ballroom of
the Monterey Conference Center, throughout the meeting and Poster
Sessions are scheduled for Wednesday and Friday afternoons.

We have planned the meeting with extended lunch breaks; 1 1/2 hours.
Our evening event schedule includes NASA Night to be held on Tuesday at
7 pm and Public Night to be held at 7 pm Friday, both in The Steinbeck
Forum, and a dinner will be offered on Wednesday evening.  This leaves
Thursday and Saturday evenings to explore the city and its many venues
and restaurants.

Abstracts of presentations are to be submitted to the AAS, by Tuesday,
1 July 2003, 9:00 pm EDT.  Web-based forms and complete instructions
will be available through the meeting website,  If you do not have access to the internet,
contact the AAS Office for assistance. The regular rules "one paper per
meeting" and "one time as non-member" apply.  Abstracts will be
published online, in the Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
(BAAS) and in the Astrophysics Data System.  The BAAS will be
distributed at the meeting.  For assistance contact,
fax: 202-234-2560 or phone Judy Johnson (202-328-2010, ext. 104) or
Debbie Kovalsky (202-328-2010, ext. 107) in the AAS Office.

In Monterey, the average maximum temperature in September is 72F/22C
and the average minimum temperature is 53F/12C.  The coastal fog may
arrive during overnight periods, so a sweater or jacket is

Downtown Monterey is a fairly small area.  Parking, is at a premium.
An airport shuttle serves both San Francisco and San Jose International
Airports with a cost of about $30 one way.  Some commuter flights also
serve Monterey Peninsula Airport; about a 10 minute taxi ride away from
the hotel with an associated cost of about $10 one way.

DPS members having special needs that must be accommodated in order to
participate in the annual meeting are requested to contact the Local
Organizing Committee as far in advance as possible so that necessary
arrangements may be made.

A link to meeting registration is available on the web site.  The
deadline for pre-registration is 1 August 2003.  A late registration
fee will be assessed after this date.

		Before 1 August		After 1 August
			Week	Day		Week	Day
Member		275	140		325	160
Non-Member		325	165		375	190
Student Member/
Emeritis		140	 70		160	 80
Non-Member		160	 80		180	 90
Guest		 	 50	 25		 75	 50

The meeting dinner event will be held in the Monterey Bay Aquarium's
outer shore wing of the from 7-10pm on 3 September 2003.  Food will
consist of Hors D'ouvres and desert.  In addition to the outer shore
wing, DPS members will have access to the stunning exhibit of live
jelly fish.  Costs for the banquet are $35 per person and $25 for

The DPS meeting provides an excellent opportunity for ancillary
workshops and meetings.  Workshop organizers are encouraged to provide
a title, contact name, brief description of the workshop, and an
estimate of the number of attendees.  The local organizing committee
will work with workshop organizers to accommodate their needs.  The DPS
will provide a single overhead projector and screen for workshops.  The
following table summarizes the current workshops.  Exact locations will
be announced in the future.  The deadline for requesting workshop space
is 8 July 2003.


Deep Impact Ground-Based Campaign	
Karen Meech:	
1 Sept., 1-6pm

Occultation Searches for Kuiper Belt Objects		
Asantha Cooray:	
1 Sept., >1pm

DPS Committee Meeting			
Richard Binzel:		
1 Sept., 8:30-5:30

DPS Committee Meeting 			
William Cochran:	
4 Sept., lunch

Women in Astronomy			
Amy Simon-Miller:		
2 Sept., lunch

Precise Photometry and Extrasolar Planet Transit Searches
Bill Borucki:
Tim Castellano:
1 Sept.

The Titan Groundbased Observing	Campaign in Support of the Cassini/Huygens Mission
Seran Gibbard:	
Lunch the day of the Titan oral session	

NSF Town Meeting			
Richard Binzel:		
3 Sept., lunch

New Horizons Jupiter Encounter Workshop	
Carrie Chavez:
4 Sept., evening

Planetary Science for the Classroom
Pamela Harman:	
 6 Sept.

Planning SIRTF Solar System Observations	
Victoria Meadows:		
1 Sept.,1:30-5:30

PDS Small Bodies Node			
Ed Grayzeck:	
2, 3, or 4 Sept., lunch


Local Organizing Committee:

Ted L. Roush (Chair)
	NASA Ames Research Center
	MailStop 245-3
	Moffett Field, CA  94035-1000
	(650) 604-3526 / (650) 605-6779 FAX
Carrie Chavez, SETI Institute
Jeffrey Cuzzi, NASA Ames Research Center
Sanford Davis, NASA Ames Research Center
Edna DeVore, SETI Institute
Anthony Dobrovolskis, University of California, Santa Cruz
Murthy Gudipati, University of Maryland & NASA Ames Research Center
Pamela Harman, SETI Institute
David Huestis, Stanford Research Institute International
Peter Jenniskens, SETI Institute
David Huestis, Stanford Research Institute
Larry Lebofsky, University of Arizona
Ellis Miner, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Jeffrey Moore, NASA Ames Research Center
Richard Young, NASA Ames Research Center
Eric Vacin, Symtech Corporation

Scientific Organizing Committee:

Jeffrey Moore (Chair)
	NASA Ames Research Center
	MailStop 245-3
	Moffett Field, CA  94035-1000
	(650) 604-5529 / (650) 605-6779 FAX
Eric Asphaug, University of California, Santa Cruz
Max Bernstein, SETI Institute
Nathalie Cabrol, SETI Institute
Robert Haberle, NASA Ames Research Center
Mark Marley, NASA Ames Research Center
Christopher McKay, NASA Ames Research Center
William McKinnon, Washing University St. Louis
David Morrison, NASA Ames Research Center 
Robert Pappalardo, University of Colorado
Farid Salama, NASA Ames Research Center
Mark Showalter, Stanford University
Diane Wooden, NASA Ames Research Center
Richard Young, NASA Ames Research Center
Kevin Zahnle, NASA Ames Research Center
Aaron Zent, NASA Ames Research Center


                               Melissa McGrath, DPS Secretary-Treasurer
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