Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 18:05:14 -0500 (CDT)
From: "Linda M. French" <lfrench@iwu.edu>
Subject: DPS Mailing #03-22:  Membership, Committees, OLAF,Planetary Atmosphere grant info, Space Radiation Workshop, Job Announcement

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      |1) MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS                                   |
      |2) NOMINATING SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS                       |
      |3) PRIZE SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS                            |
      |4) NASA PDS ONLINE ARCHIVE FACILITY (OLAF) NOW AVAILABLE |
      |5) INFO FOR NASA PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES GRANT HOLDERS     |
      |6) SPACE RADIATION WORKSHOP AT AOGS                      |
      |7) JOB ANNOUNCEMENT                                      |
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MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

DPS/AAS membership renewals were mailed out by the AAS in early 
October. If you have not received yours by now, please contact the AAS 
at membership@aas.org to request a copy. Please note that renewals also 
allow the opportunity for members to make a donation to the Division if 
desired.

Please note that as approved by the DPS membership in the 2003 
balloting, the Junior Affiliate membership category has been 
discontinued. Former Junior Affiliate members are now being billed at 
the regular Division Affiliate rate.

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NOMINATING SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS

At the 2003 DPS business meeting, Rosaly Lopes-Gautier was elected to 
the Nominating Subcommittee.  The other members are S. J. (Bobby) Bus 
and Hal Levison (chair).  More information about the work of the 
subcommittee is available on the DPS web page: 
http://www.AAS.org/%7Edps/subcommittee.html
Suggestions for nominees for the 2004 elections can be sent to Hal at 
hal@gort.swri.edu.

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PRIZE SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS

The current Prize Subcommittee consists of Richard Binzel (chair) , 
Antonietta Barucci, Glen Stewart, Roger Yelle, and Maria Zuber.  
Suggestions for nominees for the Urey, Kuiper, Masursky, and Sagan 
prizes can be sent to Rick at rpb@mit.edu.

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NASA PDS ONLINE ARCHIVE FACILITY (OLAF) NOW AVAILABLE

Groundbased observers are invited to submit their data to the NASA 
Planetary Data System at

http://dorothy.as.arizona.edu/olaf

At present, submissions are limited to datasets consisting of tabular 
CCD spectra of solar system objects obtained at groundbased telescopes. 
The facility will be expanding in coming months to include time series 
data, laboratory spectra, catalogs, and FITS images.

Data submitted to the PDS are peer reviewed during regularly scheduled 
reviews throughout the year (see 
http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/qs/peer_review.html ). OLAF allows additions to 
be made to a dataset prior to the review for which that dataset is 
scheduled (the submitter will be notified in advance).

Citation information for datasets and their individual products 
submitted through OLAF will be sent to the NASA Astrophysics Data 
System Abstract Service (ADS) once the review process is completed and 
the data are ingested into the PDS. The data will then be publicly 
accessible through PDS and ADS (linking to PDS as it would a journal).

Questions and feedback may be directed to Mark Sykes 
(sykes@as.arizona.edu).

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INFORMATION FOR NASA PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES GRANT HOLDERS

From, Denis Bogan, PATM Discipline Scientist  dbogan@nasa.gov

This is the time of year to finish all remaining FY03 business.  If you 
are expecting FY03 money and have not received it yet, through either 
your fault or mine, please email me and explain.  Renewals for 2nd and 
3rd years require a brief progress report to the Discipline Scientist 
(DS).  This report should briefly give:  progress in the previous year, 
list of publications and presentations in the previous year, and work 
plan for the upcoming year.  This is discussed in the ROSS NRA.  Please 
submit progress reports by email, either as attached files in Word or 
PDF, or plain text in the body of an email.  I now do all  processing 
of renewals electronically; it is much faster and easier.  The budget 
for 2nd and 3rd years is as given in your original award letter, unless 
you have since been notified otherwise.  The renewal progress report 
requires no institutional signatures.  If your institution insists on 
doing that let them, but in the meantime send it to me electronically.  
It will also speed things if you provide the inclusive dates for which 
you are requesting the renewal, and the grant or contract number, as 
well as your name.  We are under continuing resolution awaiting 
congressional and presidential approval of the FY04 budget.  If this 
process leads to undue delay I will try to notify those who were not 
competitive in the recent proposal review so that they can plan their 
proposal writing activities and schedules for the coming year.  This 
note applies only to the Planetary Atmospheres program.  

Denis Bogan
Office of Space Science, Code SE
NASA Headquarters
Wash., DC 20546-0001
dbogan@nasa.gov
Voice (202) 358-0359
FAX                   -3097

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SPACE RADIATION WORKSHOP AT AOGS

Session SP2, Effects of Space Radiation on Solar System Ices will be  
part of the First Annual Meeting of the Asia Oceania Geosciences 
Society (AOGS) to be held 5-9 July 2004 in Singapore.  Both oral and 
poster papers are solicited.  More information about the session and 
the AOGS meeting can be found at:  
http://www-691.gsfc.nasa.gov/cosmic.ice.lab/aogs
The contact person is: Marla.H.Moore@nasa.gov .  The deadline for 
abstracts is February 15, 2004.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:

Post-Doc: Geomagnetic Field Modeler, USGS Geomagnetism Program, Golden 
CO. Jeffrey J Love, jlove@usgs.gov, 303-273-8540; 
http://geomag.usgs.gov

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