Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2003 21:30:11 -0500 (CDT)
From: "Linda M. French" <lfrench@iwu.edu>
Subject: DPS Mailing #03-21: New Secretary, Icarus, Decadal survey, Arecibo workshop,jobs

Greetings with my first DPS enews :-) !

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      |1) NEW DPS SECRETARY LINDA FRENCH EMMONS                  |
      |2) 2004 DPS MEETING IN LOUISVILLE                         |
      |3) ICARUS 2004 PERSONAL SUBSCRIPTION RATES ANNOUNCED      |
      |4) ICARUS INSTITUTIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS - YOUR INPUT NEEDED |
      |5) SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION SURVEY REPORT NOW AVAILABLE   |
      |6) ARECIBO ASTEROID DYNAMICS WORKSHOP                     |
      |7) JOB ANNOUNCEMENT                                       |
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NEW DPS SECRETARY

At their meeting on September 1 in Monterey, the DPS Committee approved 
splitting the Secretary-Treasurer position into two 
separate positions, as allowed by our by-laws. At the September 5 DPS 
Committee meeting Linda French Emmons was appointed to the Secretary 
position for the term 2003-2006. Melissa McGrath will remain in the 
Treasurer position through the  end of her current term, 2001-2004.   
Please send all future enews items to Linda (lfrench@iwu.edu).

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2004 DPS MEETING IN LOUISVILLE

The Division for Planetary Sciences of the American AstronomicalSociety 
will hold its 36th Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky November 
8-12, 2004. The meeting web site is http://dps04.org.  Special features 
include a Sunday night reception at the Louisville Slugger Museum and a 
Wednesday night banquet at Churchill Downs, starting with a live race 
at the historic track. Groundbreaking new science is expected to be 
announced in Louisville from the recently arrived Cassini Mission to 
Saturn and Titan, the newly launched Space Infrared Telescope Facility 
(SIRTF), two recently landed Mars Exploration Rovers (MER), the 
just-returned Genesis solar-wind sample mission, and more.  Local 
attractions include Fort Knox, Mammoth Cave National Park, Maker's Mark 
Distillery, My Old Kentucky Home State Park, the Kentucky Horse Park, 
the Falls of the Ohio State Park, andthe new Muhammad Ali Center in 
downtown Louisville.

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ICARUS 2004 PERSONAL SUBSCRIPTION RATES ANNOUNCED

Once again, through a special arrangement between the DPS and Elsevier, 
DPS members may obtain personal electronic or personal print 
subscriptions to Icarus at a special reduced rate.  This rate for 2004 
is $99 for print, $99 for electronic, or $198 for both, and is 
available only by direct order from Elsevier using the form available 
at the DPS website: 
http://www.aas.org/~dps/dps.html (This form was included in the 
registration packet at the Monterey meeting.)  Because of the special 
handling required to process DPS orders, you are asked to submit your 
order no later than December 15.

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ICARUS INSTITUTIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS-YOUR INPUT NEEDED

Does your institution subscribe to Icarus?  If not, what are the 
reasons? If Icarus could be made available at reasonable cost,  and not 
be part of an expensive "bundle" of multiple Elsevier publications, is 
it likely your institution would become a new  subscriber? If your 
institution is a current subscriber to Icarus, does this enable you to 
have satisfactory electronic access back  to Volume1, Issue1?  These 
topics were raised with Dr. Marten Stavenga, Director of Publishing for 
Elsevier, who met with the  DPS Committee on Monday September 1.  
Stavenga asked that the Committee compile information and DPS community 
feedback on these topics and share the results with him.  Stavenga 
holds high enough authority within Elsevier that new policies  may be 
effected in response to DPS community feedback and interest.  Please 
send your responses to the current DPS  Committee liaison for Elsevier, 
Richard Binzel: rpb@mit.edu

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SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION SURVEY REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

The final, edited text of "New Frontiers in the Solar System:  An 
Integrated Exploration Strategy," the report of the NRC's Solar  System 
Exploration Survey (a.k.a. Belton Report, a.k.a. Planetary Decadal 
Survey) is now available from the Space Studies  Board.  If you did not 
pick up a copy of the report on CD-ROM at the DPS meeting in Monterey 
you can download the text in  PDF format from 
<http://books.nap.edu/html/newfrontiers/0309084954.pdf>.  
Alternatively, you can request a free copy of the  disk by sending an 
email message to ssb@nas.edu. We are also taking advance orders for 
paper copies of the report and also  for copies of the "New Frontiers 
in Solar System Exploration," a 32-page, full-color booklet describing 
for a popular audience the  principal mission recommendations of the 
Solar System Exploration Survey.  When ordering please include your 
full mailing  address and indicate clearly whether you want the CD-ROM 
(now available), the paper version (available early October) or the  
popular booklet (available late October).  All are free of charge while 
supplies last. 
David H. Smith,
Space Studies Board,
Keck Center
500 Fifth St.NW,
Washington, D.C.,20001
dhsmith@nas.edu

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ARECIBO ASTEROID DYNAMICS WORKSHOP

First Announcement of Workshop at the Arecibo Observatoryhosted by The 
National Astronomy and Ionospheric Center

The Dynamics of Asteroids: Orbits and Rotation States
February 2-4, 2004
Arecibo Observatory, PuertoRico

Over the last several years, it has become clear that asteroid orbital 
and rotational dynamics are complicated by effects,  particularly 
Yarkovsky/YORP, which introduce spin-orbit couplings, and which depend 
on the internal structure of the asteroids.  These details may be 
responsible for many of the unsolved problems of ten years ago.  The 
time is right for a workshop which will cover both observational and 
theoretical aspects of asteroid dynamics and spin states.  Papers on 
related topics are also welcome. We can accommodate about 40 people, 
with housing on site for most, possibly all, participants in 
double-occupancy rooms.We are planning a 2.5-day meeting, February 2-4, 
2004. The Caribbean is very pleasant this time of year. We anticipate 
that travel funds will be available for students and others who would 
otherwise be unable to attend.

Scientific Organizing Committee:
Mike Nolan (Chair)
Alan Harris
Bill Bottke
Dan Durda
David Vokrouhlicky
Donald Campbell
Ellen Howell
For more information, please visit our website, and send an indication 
of interest as soon as possible.

http://www.naic.edu/~ehowell/astdyn

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Tenure Track Faculty Position--UC Santa Cruz.  Chemistry and dynamics 
of planetary atmospheres or formation, evolution, and geology of 
planetary bodies.  Deadline November 24,2003.  Details at 
http://es.ucsc.edu/jobs/asstprof.html

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

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Linda French Emmons, DPS Secretary
Illinois Wesleyan University
lfrench@iwu.edu