Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 16:30:06 -0600
Subject: DPS Mailing #04-03:  DPS Prize Nominations Actively Sought
 
SPECIAL MAILING
 
DPS PRIZE NOMINATIONS ACTIVELY SOUGHT
 
Dear DPS Members,
 
Because relatively few nominations for 2004 DPS Prizes were received 
by the recent deadline, the DPS Prize Sub-Committee has voted to 
extend the deadline to 31 MARCH 2004.  Your nominations of deserving
individuals are _actively_and_immediately_sought. The DPS is 
authorized  to award up to four prizes annually:
 
GERARD P. KUIPER PRIZE
The Kuiper prize recognizes and honors outstanding contributors 
to planetary science by awarding scientists whose achievements have 
most advanced our understanding of the solar system.  Recent 
recipients: S. J. Ostro, E. Grun, B. Hapke.
 
HAROLD MASURSKY AWARD FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE
The Masursky Award recognizes and honors individuals who have 
rendered outstanding service to planetary science and 
exploration through engineering, managerial, programmatic, 
or public service activities.  Recent recipients: R. Beebe, 
G. Brown, W. T. Huntress.
 
CARL SAGAN MEDAL
The prestigious Carl Sagan Medal recognizes and honors 
outstanding communication by an active planetary scientist to 
the general public. It is to be awarded to scientists whose 
efforts have significantly contributed to a public understanding 
of, and enthusiasm for, planetary science.  Recent recipients: 
H. B. Hammel, A. Brahic, L. A. Lebofsky.
 
HAROLD C. UREY PRIZE
The Urey Prize recognizes and encourages outstanding achievements 
in planetary science by a young scientist. A nominee must be 
younger than 37 years old on December 31, 2004 or have held a 
recognized doctorate for less than 7 years by December 31, 2004.
Recent recipients: R. M. Canup, B. J. Gladman, M. Brown.
 
A complete nomination requires a curriculum vitae, bibliography, 
abstracts of three illustrative papers by the candidate, and three 
supporting letters from people other than the nominator. (For the 
Masursky Award or Sagan Medal, bibliography and abstracts are not 
required, but may be included if appropriate.)  Full details on Prize 
qualifications and the required nomination form may be found at: 
 
        http://www.aas.org/~dps/prizes_contact.html
 
All nominations and supporting letters must be submitted to the DPS 
Prize Sub-Committee Chair no later than 31 MARCH 2004.  Thank you in 
advance for your immediate efforts to help recognize outstanding 
contributions by planetary scientists worldwide.
 
Richard P. Binzel
DPS Prize Sub-Committee Chair
rpb@mit.edu
 
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Linda French Emmons, DPS Secretary Illinois Wesleyan University 
lfrench@iwu.edu