Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 11:51:16 -0400
Subject: DPS Mailing #03-18: MEETING UPDATE, AGU

Greetings DPS colleagues -

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       |1) DPS MEETING UPDATE: BANQUET,INTERNET,WORKSHOPS,TOURS  |
       |2) SESSIONS OF INTEREST AT FALL AGU                      |
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DPS MEETING UPDATE

BANQUET 

The banquet is sold out.

INTERNET AT THE MEETING

All DPS email cafe internet traffic will be routed outwards through
65.113.137.14, for those wanting to configure ahead of time.  See the
announcements page of the meeting web-site (http://dps03.arc.nasa.gov)

WORKSHOPS

The Mars Aeronomy Community Workshop, scheduled for 2:30-4:30 on
1 September, has been cancelled.  Questions are referred to Randy
Gladstone (rgladstone@swri.edu)

TOURS

This is to solicit registration for tours and activities for DPS
attendees or their families during the week of the DPS meeting,
September 1-6. An E-mail commitment is required to reserve these tours,
but final charges should not differ by more than $5 from the estimates
below. Please be prepared to pay at the meeting by cash or check; we
have no credit card capability. To reserve a tour, please do not reply
to this address, but Email dobro@cosmic.arc.nasa.gov with the tours you
plan to take and the number of adults and children in each party.
Please respond as soon as possible so that we can make the necessary
arrangements, particularly for the bicycle and kayak tours on Monday
(Labor Day). We currently plan to offer the following:

Scuba dive - 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday, Sept. 1 (Labor Day).
Penninsula Diving Center at San Carlos Beach (a fifteen-minute walk
from the DoubleTree) offers a guided dive to Monterey Bay's famous kelp
forest, and the nearby breakwater wall and sand flats.  Certified
divers only, but all experience levels.  See the DPS tour web-page for
details and reservations.

Bicycle tour - 10 AM to 12:30 PM Monday, Sept. 1 (Labor Day).
Adventures by the Sea at 299 Cannery Row (a ten-minute walk from the
DoubleTree) offers a 2.5-hour guided scenic tour for up to ten
individuals aged 8 and up per group, along Cannery Row and the
penninsula coastline, with stops at Point Pinos lighthouse and other
attractions.  Helmet and 21-speed bike provided. Estimated charge = $50
per person. 

Bicycle tour - 4:30 to 7:00 PM Friday, Sept. 5. Same as above. 

Kayak tour - 2:00 to 4:30 PM Monday, Sept. 1 (Labor Day).  Adventures
by the Sea at 299 Cannery Row (a ten-minute walk from the DoubleTree)
offers a 2.5-hour guided eco-tour of Monterey Bay National Marine
Sanctuary for up to ten individuals aged 8 and up per group, each
paddling his or her own covered canoe!  Your feet will get wet. Short
pants and T-shirts recommended.  All other gear and instruction is
provided.  Estimated charge = $50 per person.

Kayak tour - 4:30 to 7:00 PM Friday, Sept. 5. Same as above. 

Visit to a chocolate factory - 12:15 to 1:15 PM Thursday, Sept. 4.
Monterey Bay Chocolates in Seaside, CA offers a 15-minute guided tour
of their working kitchens, with kettles, conveyor belts, etc., plus a
15-minute stop in their sweet shop for souvenirs and free samples.  We
would provide 15-minute bus rides from the DoubleTree and back.  All
Ages. Estimated charge = $20 per person.

Trail ride - 1:30 to 3:30 PM Thursday, Sept. 4.  Pebble Beach
Equestrian Center offers a guided tour through forest, dunes, beach,
and fairway for up to 20 individuals aged 12 and up.  Fifteen minute
bus rides from the DoubleTree and back, 15 minutes instruction, and 75
minutes on horseback.  Trousers, jacket, and camera recommended.
Weight limit 250 lb. (or 113 kg or 18 stone).  Estimated charge = $60
per person.

Sunset sail - 6:15 to 8:00 PM Thursday, Sept. 4.  Monterey Bay Sailing
and Diving at Fisherman's Wharf (a ten-minute walk from the DoubleTree)
offers nearly two hours sailing Monterey Bay out to Point Pinos
lighthouse, including sunset over the Pacific.  One sailor and six or
seven guests per boat.  Estimated charge = $60 per adult, $30 per child
under 14. 

Whale watch - Monterey Sport Fishing and Cruises at Fisherman's wharf
(a ten-minute walk from the DoubleTree) offers three- to four-hour
narrated trips around Monterey Bay to watch for summer marine life,
liable to include blue whales, orcas, humpbacks, minkes, dolphins,
otters, sea lions, marine birds, etc.  Departures at 10 AM, 11 AM, 1
PM, and 2 PM daily.  Estimated charge = $25 per adult, $20 per child
under 12.  No infants or expectant mothers.  Discount coupons available
at the meeting. No reservation required.

Bay cruise - Monterey Sport Fishing and Cruises at Fisherman's Wharf (a
ten-minute walk from the DoubleTree) offers 35-minute scenic cruises on
Monterey Bay featuring Cannery Row, the Aquarium, China Point, Lover's
Point, etc., as seen from the water.  Departures at noon, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3
PM, 4 PM, and 5 PM daily.  Estimated charge = $12 per adult, $8 per
child under 12.  Discount coupons available at the meeting. No
reservation required. 

Obervatory tour - 5:30 PM Saturday, Sept. 6 to 1:00 AM Sunday, Sept.
7.  Fremont Peak Observatory association offers a bus ride to its
one-meter telescope for viewing of Mars' epochal opposition as well as
other targets and amateur telescopes.  Includes dinner in historic San
Juan Bautista.  See the DPS tour web-page for details and
reservations.  Estimated charge = $40 per person.

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SESSIONS OF INTEREST AT FALL AGU

The abstract deadline for contributions is 1400 UT on 4 September 2003.
http://www.agu.org/

Planetary Sciences Sessions

P00  General Planetary Sciences Contributions
P01  Geological Evidence for Recent Climate Change on Mars
P02  Life in the Martian Regolith, Present and Past
P03  The Asteroid Impact Hazard: Moving Beyond Spaceguard
P04  Faulting and Fault-Related Processes on  Planetary Surfaces
P05  Latest Results From Mars Odyssey
P06  Science Rationale for the Jupiter Icy Moons  Orbiter Mission
P07  The Surface Composition of Mars: An Integrated Picture From 
     Orbital, Telescopic, and in Situ Observations
P08  Applications of Planetary Radars

Planetary Sciences is co-sponsoring the following Special Sessions:

U03  Recent Infrasound Studies, Phenomena, and Development
A06  Comparative Photochemical Modeling of Earth and 
     Planetary Atmospheres
B13  Methodologies for Analyzing Microbes, Minerals, & Their 
     Interactions: Techniques and Strategies
B16  Astrobiology as a Unifying Theme for Solar System Exploration
G04  Geodesy of Terrestrial Planets
GP01 Magnetic Interpretation: Continental to Planetary  Scales
GP08 Extraterrestrial Paleomagnetism: Role of Impact Related Shock
GP10 Magnetic Petrology and its Applications to  Tectonics, Remote 
     Sensing, and the Martian Climate
SA04 Meteors and the Mesopause
SM05 Jovian Magnetospheric Environment Science for the Jupiter Icy 
     Moons Orbiter (JIMO)
C03  Planetary Permafrost
ED11 Earth and Space Science Materials for Students With Special 
     Needs (POSTER)
ED19 Teacher Professional Development Programs Promoting Authentic 
     Scientific Research in the Classroom

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