Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 09:42:38 -0500
Subject: DPS Mailing #04-23:  DPS Election Results, Upcoming Deadlines....
 
Greetings, DPS Colleagues,
 
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      1) DPS ELECTION RESULTS
      2) UPCOMING DPS MEETING DEADLINES
      3) DPS MEETING NOTES:  PRESENTATIONS AND COMPUTERS
      4) CHILDCARE OPTIONS AT DPS MEETING
      5) BREAKFAST WITH THE CHAIRS FOR STUDENTS AND POSTDOCS
      6) NASA INFRARED TELESCOPE FACILITY OBSERVING PROPOSALS
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DPS ELECTION RESULTS
 
The DPS election balloting ended Monday, September 20.    
Many thanks to all the candidates for their willingness to 
serve the DPS, and to all who voted.
 
Congratulations those elected:
 
Vice-Chair: Richard French
DPS Committee: Bill Bottke and Don Davis
 
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UPCOMING DPS MEETING DEADLINES
 
The final date for submitting late abstracts is October 5, 2004, 
at 11:59 p.m. Louisville time (EDT).  The latest date for booking 
at the conference rate for the conference hotel is October 7.  
Abstracts can be submitted and hotel bookings made via the 
meeting website, http://dps04.org/.
 
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DPS MEETING NOTES:  PRESENTATIONS AND COMPUTERS
 
 Scientific posters are 1.2m by 1.2m (4' by 4').   Posters will go 
up Monday morning and be up for the entire week.  The exhibition 
hall will have wall-to-wall wireless access, which is a reason to 
bring your laptop.   The meeting rooms have a house PC and Mac 
each with MS Office (no Internet access in the meeting rooms),  
which is a reason to leave your laptop at home and just bring a 
jump (thumb) drive (but please plan to use your laptop if you 
have any special software or hardware requirements).
 
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CHILDCARE OPTIONS AT DPS MEETING
 
DPS attendees or potential attendees interested in childcare 
options at the Louisville meeting please contact the LOC 
(dowling@louisville.edu) by September 30. Following DPS 
tradition, the cost will be passed on to the parents, but an 
affordable playroom opportunity exists (instead of just babysitting) 
if enough children are coming.
 
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BREAKFAST WITH THE CHAIRS AT DPS
 
Graduate students and postdocs attending the DPS meeting are 
cordially invited to have breakfast with the current, previous, 
and next DPS Chairs. This is a great opportunity to discuss 
the future of planetary science, get the inside scoop, and 
enjoy a free hot breakfast on the DPS tab. The location is 
the Terrace Suite (Level 1.5), 7:15-8:15am. Please sign up in 
advance via the meeting website. Click on the "students" button.  
There is a limit of 12 students each morning.
 
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NASA INFRARED TELESCOPE FACILITY OBSERVING PROPOSALS
 
Due date for the February 1, 2005 to July 31, 2005 semester is 
October 1, 2004. See
http://irtfweb.ifa.hawaii.edu/userSupport/indexota.html. 
Available instruments include:  (1) A 1-5 micron camera with 
a 0.04 arcsec/pixel scale and a circular variable filter 
(estimated to be available in Oct.); (2) A 1-5 micron 
cross-dispersed medium-resolution spectrograph (up to R=2,500);  
(3) A 1-5 micron high-resolution spectrograph (up to R=30,000); and 
(4) A 5-25 micron camera, and (5) PI-instruments including a 
low-resolution 3-14 micron spectrograph and high-resolution 
spectrographs for 8-25 microns.  The Adaptive Optics system 
will be available on a shared-risk basis.
 
 
Linda French Emmons, DPS Secretary
send submissions to lfrench@iwu.edu