Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 14:39:48 -0600
Subject: DPS Mailing #04-01:  Message from the Chair, New Deputy Press Officer...

Greetings, colleagues.  As we are all aware, many events of last 
week may have important implications for us as scientists and 
as a division.  Your DPS Committee is closely watching the 
situation with NASA following the President's address last Wednesday.  
We are formulating a plan of action which we will present to the 
membership in a few days. We are in the process of gathering as 
much information as possible.  Current developments are 
summarized at the DPS Federal Relations Subcommittee website: 
http://www.ess.washington.edu/~harris/frs/frsframe.htm

Bill Cochran
DPS Chair

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1)  SANJAY LIMAYE NEW DPS DEPUTY PRESS OFFICER
2)  DPS PRIZE DEADLINE
3)  DEADLINE FOR NASA TIME ON THE KECK TELESCOPES
4)  MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
5)  NOTE FROM THE SECRETARY
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SANJAY LIMAYE NEW DPS DEPUTY PRESS OFFICER

The DPS welcomes Sanjay Limaye of the University of Wisconsin as its 
new Deputy Press Officer.  We look forward to working with Sanjay 
and we appreciate his willingness to work with the Committee.  
Welcome, Sanjay!

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DPS PRIZE DEADLINE

As a reminder, the deadline for all nomination packages for
the 2004 DPS prizes are due 3 March 2004.  See:
http://www.aas.org/~dps/prizes_contact.html  for more details.

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DEADLINE FOR NASA TIME ON THE KECK TELESCOPES

Applications are due on 27 February for NASA time on the Keck 
telescopes, for the period August 2004 - January 2005. The NASA time 
is focused on the discovery and characterization of planetary 
systems and investigation of their origin and evolution. Telescope 
time will be awarded within three discipline areas: detection of 
extrasolar planets, origin and nature of planetary systems, and 
investigation of our own solar system. The proposal process is being 
handled by the Michelson Science Center at Caltech. Please see the 
website at http://msc.caltech.edu for further information. Observers 
will receive financial support for travel to the W.M. Keck Observatory.

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MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS--listed by date of event (not deadline). 

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• LPSC ANNOUNCEMENT

The announcement for the 35th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 
(Houston, Texas, March 15 - 19, 2004), including the call for abstracts 
and registration form is now available on the meeting Web site: 
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2004/

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• PLANETS TO COSMOLOGY: ESSENTIAL SCIENCE IN HUBBLE'S FINAL YEARS

Announcing an upcoming Symposium at the Space Telescope Science Institute.
Additional information will be placed shortly on the Symposium web page at:  
http://sd.stsci.edu/Planets_to_Cosmology/index.html

The  Symposium will take place May 3-6, 2004, with registration and 
a reception on May 2.

We are soliciting contributed talks.  If you are interested in 
presenting such talk, please send a title and an abstract to the 
Symposium's Administrative Coordinator, Quin Gryce (gryce@stsci.edu), 
by February 15, 2004.   If you intend to present a poster, please 
indicate so on the registration form.

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• SPECIAL SESSION SPA02: THE FEBRUARY 2004 ULYSSES ENCOUNTER WITH JUPITER
Spring 2004 AGU meeting, 17-21 May, Montreal

http://www.agu.org/meetings/sm04/

Ulysses will pass through peri-Jove in February 2004. This flyby will 
allow studies of the release and interplanetary propagation of Jovian 
electrons, energetic particles, dust, neutral gas, and radio waves 
from a wide range of high northern latitudes. Coordinated remote 
observations are planned with XMM and/or Chandra and from Earth. 
This session will provide an opportunity to report early results from 
this campaign.


Contact Information:
Steven T. Suess. NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, 256-961-7611, 
Steven.T.Suess@nasa.gov
Robert Macdowall , NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 301-286-2608, 
Robert.J.Macdowall@nasa.gov

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• 35TH COSPAR MEETING JULY 18-25, 2004 (PARIS) SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCEMENT

This cross referenced symposium will address the inner and outer 
planetary upper atmospheres, ionospheres, and magnetospheres 
(and their comparisons), with an emphasis upon recent spacecraft 
data and corresponding model simulations that provide interpretation. 
Broad solicited talks plus focused contributed presentations will 
be highlighted in the program. The comparison of common features and 
processes across several planetary bodies is encouraged. The target 
audience will encompass terrestrial and planetary scientists who 
appreciate the value of comparative studies of planetary upper 
atmospheres, ionospheres and magnetospheres. Both oral and poster 
contributed papers are welcome. The relevant Copernicus website 
advertising this COSPAR symposium is as follows:

http://www.cosis.net/members/frame.php?url=www.copernicus.org/COSPAR/COSPAR.html
Abstracts for invited and contributed papers are due February 15, 2004. Instructions for abstract submission can be found on the Copernicus website . Please contact S. W. Bougher, bougher@umich.edu, (734)-647-3585 for more information. ----- • HEMISPHERES APART: THE ORIGIN AND MODIFICATION OF THE MARTIAN CRUSTAL DICHOTOMY The two-day workshop will be held September 30-October 1, 2004, at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas. For information regarding the purpose, scope, and meeting format, please refer to the first announcement at: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/hemispheres2004/ to subscribe to a mailing list to receive electronic reminders relating to the meeting via email, please submit an electronic Indication of Interest form (available at the meeting website) by February 13, 2004. ----- • WORKSHOP ON CHONDRITES AND THE PROTOPLANETARY DISK The Workshop on Chondrites and the Protoplanetary Disk will be held November 8-11, 2004, at the Radisson Kaua'i Beach Resort Hotel, 4331 Kaua'i Beach Drive, Lihue, Hawai'I For further information regarding the format and scientific objectives of the meeting, please check the full text of this announcement at: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/chondrites2004/ To subscribe to a mailing list to receive electronic reminders and special announcements relating to the meeting via e-mail, please submit an electronic Indication of Interest form (available at the Conference website) by January 30, 2004. 5--------5---------5---------5--------5--------5---------5---------5 NOTE FROM THE SECRETARY Colleagues, Thanks for the (mostly) kind and helpful suggestions I received about the formatting problems in last month's newsletter. I am still new at this, and am still on the learning curve about how to gather and distribute information most efficiently. I hope this newsletter will be free of such problems, but please let me know if any persist. For the future, it will greatly help the preparation of the newsletter if items submitted are BRIEF (e.g., a few sentences). Please include contact information, including a link to a website for a conference or job listing. Attachments cannot be included with this newsletter. Thanks very much! LFE ----------------------------------------------------------------------- inda French Emmons, DPS Secretary Illinois Wesleyan University lfrench@iwu.edu