Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 12:29:08 -0600
Subject: DPS Mailing #05-01:  2005 Urey and Kuiper Prize Nominations
 Sought...
 
Greetings, DPS Colleagues,
 
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       1)   2005 UREY PRIZE NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
       2)   2005 KUIPER PRIZE NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
       3)   AGU SESSIONS OF INTEREST TO DPS MEMBERS
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2005 UREY PRIZE NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
 
Nominations for the 2005 Harold C. Urey Prize are due March 7 2005 
at noon CST.  This prize was established by the DPS to recognize and 
encourage outstanding achievements in planetary science by a young 
scientist.  By honoring the exceptional work and accomplishments of 
our younger members, we honor our profession and set a high standard 
for ourselves.
 
For purposes of this prize, "planetary science" is understood to 
refer to the multidisciplinary study of the solar system and its 
members, excluding work dealing primarily with the Sun or the Earth.
 
A nominee must be younger than age 37 or have held a recognized 
doctorate for no more than  6 years (whichever is later) by 
December 31, 2005. This means that a 35 year old who received his 
or her doctorate in 1994 would be eligible, and a 45 year old who 
received his or her PhD last year would be eligible.   Candidates 
may be of any nationality, and need not be members of the DPS.  
Complete nominations will be good for three years, or for the 
duration of a candidate's eligibility, whichever is less.
 
Go to http://www.aas.org/~dps/prizes_contact.html, fill out the 
nomination form and send it to me along with the supporting 
materials listed there.  A complete nomination will be considered 
by the Prize subcommittee for three years. You may wish to contact 
me to see if there already is an active pending nomination for 
your candidate. Because of the time it takes to accumulate 
materials needed for a nomination, I encourage all of you to 
begin as soon as possible. The award will be presented at the 
2005 DPS meeting in Cambridge England.
 
Urey Prize winners include:
 
        1984   D. J. Stevenson        1985   L. W. Esposito
        1986   J. L. Wisdom           1987   S. W. Squyres
        1988   J. I. Lunine           1989   C. P. McKay
        1990   D. J. Tholen           1991   R. P. Binzel
        1992   J. J. Lissauer         1993   R.    Yelle
        1994   K. J. Meech            1995   E.    Lellouch
        1996   H. B. Hammel           1997   R.    Malhotra
        1998   E. I. Asphaug          1999   D. P. Hamilton
        2000   A.    Morbidelli       2001   M.    Brown
        2002   B. J. Gladman          2003   R. M. Canup
        2004   J.-L. Margot
 
William D. Cochran
DPS Prize Subcommittee Chair
McDonald Observatory
1 University Station C1402
Austin TX 78712-0259
Ph: (512) 471-6474
Fax: (512) 471-6016
wdc@astro.as.utexas.edu
 
 
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2005 KUIPER PRIZE NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
 
Nominations for the 2005 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize are due March 7 2005 
at noon CST.  The Kuiper Prize was established by the DPS to 
recognize and honor outstanding contributors to planetary science, 
awarding scientists whose achievements have most advanced our 
understanding of the solar system.  The Kuiper Prize may be awarded 
for a lifetime of achievement or for the accumulation of substantive 
advances. This may be considered our highest professional honor.
 
For purposes of this prize, "planetary science" is understood to refer 
to the multidisciplinary study of the solar system and its members, 
excluding work dealing primarily with the Sun or the Earth.
 
Candidates for the Kuiper Prize may be of any age or nationality, 
and need not be members of the DPS. While primarily intended to honor 
living scientists, a posthumous nomination may be submitted within
one year of a nominee's death.
 
Go to http://www.aas.org/~dps/prizes_contact.html, fill out the 
nomination form and send it to me along with the supporting 
materials listed there.  A complete nomination will be considered 
by the Prize subcommittee for three years. You may wish to contact 
me to see if there already is an active pending nomination for 
your candidate. Because of the time it takes to accumulate 
materials needed for a nomination, I encourage all of you to begin 
as soon as possible. The award will be presented at the 2005 DPS 
meeting in Cambridge England.
 
Former Kuiper Prize winners include
 
        1984   E. M. Shoemaker      1985   F. L. Whipple
        1986   G. W. Wetherill      1987   D. M. Hunten
        1988   R. A. Hanel          1989   J. B. Pollack
        1990   V. S. Safronov       1991   E.    Anders
        1992   P.    Goldreich      1993   J. R. Arnold
        1994   J. A. Van Allen      1995   M. J. Belton
        1996   B. J. Conrath        1997   I. I. Shapiro
        1998   C. E. Sagan          1999   A. H. Delsemme
        2000   C. B. Leovy          2001   B.    Hapke
        2002   E.    Gruen          2003   S. J. Ostro
        2004   C. M. Pieters
 
William D. Cochran
DPS Prize Subcommittee Chair
McDonald Observatory
1 University Station C1402
Austin TX 78712-0259
Ph: (512) 471-6474
Fax: (512) 471-6016
wdc@astro.as.utexas.edu
 
 
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AGU SESSIONS OF INTEREST TO DPS MEMBERS
 
Dear Colleagues,
The following information has been submitted to me about some AGU 
sessions of possible interest to DPS members.  It is not intended 
to be comprehensive. --LFE
 
a) CALL FOR PAPERS: Spring AGU Special Session SA02:
"The Response of Planetary Ionospheres to Solar Irradiance"
From: Marina Galand <mgaland@bu.edu>
 
2005 Spring AGU Meeting
New Orleans, 23-27 May, 2005
http://www.agu.org/meetings/sm05/
 
Description:
Solar irradiance in the extreme ultra-violet and X-ray spectral 
range is a major source of variability in planetary upper 
atmospheres through photoionization and heating processes. This 
session solicits contributions on measurements and models of 
solar irradiance and of its contribution on the ionospheres of 
Earth, other planets, and moons, including photoelectron 
transport, airglow emission, and other photochemical processes. 
This session will support one of the major thrusts of the 
International Heliophysical Year (IHY) in 2007/2008, by 
utilizing theory, observations, and modeling for comparative 
studies of planetary systems.  For complementary information 
on comparative aeronomy in the solar system and a related, 
informal newsletter, you may consult:
http://www.bu.edu/csp/uv/cp-aeronomy/aeronomy-sol-sys.html
 
Web abstract submission deadline 10 February, 2005:
http://www.agu.org/meetings/sm05/
 
b)  2005 Spring AGU Meeting
New Orleans, 23-27 May, 2005
http://www.agu.org/meetings/sm05/
 
Spring AGU Special Session P06:
"Aeronomy of Titan and Saturn: Recent Advances from 
Cassini/Huygens Observations"
 
Description:
Important science goals of the international Cassini/Huygens mission
include the study of the aeronomy of Titan and Saturn, the composition,
temperature and dynamics of their thermospheres and ionospheres, and the
influences of external energy and momentum sources such as the Sun and
Saturn's magnetosphere.  This session will present and
discuss first results from observations and comparisons with theoretical
predictions. An important goal is to bring together observers and
modellers, to highlight strengths but also to emphasize shortcomings and
needs from both sides. We also encourage presentations of relevant
Earth-based observations and papers showing recent laboratory measurements
of relevant data such as reaction rates, spectroscopic constants, and
cross sections.
 
Web abstract submission deadline 10 February, 2005:
http://www.agu.org/meetings/sm05/
 
Conveners:
* Ingo Mueller-Wodarg (i.mueller-wodarg@imperial.ac.uk)
Imperial College London, London, UK
 
* Roger Yelle (yelle@lpl.arizona.edu)
Lunar and Planetary Lab, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
 
* Marina Galand (mgaland@bu.edu)
Center for Space Physics, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
 
 
c)  CALL FOR PAPERS
2005 Spring AGU, 23-27 May, New Orleans
Session P03: "The Martian Atmosphere In Late 2003 - Early 2004:
Observations, Predictions, and Analyses"
Abstract deadline: February 10, 2005
Abstract submission: http://www.agu.org/meetings/sm05/
 
The program for the 2005 Spring AGU meeting in New Orleans will 
include a special session on the martian atmosphere. This session 
will bring together observations and predictions of the martian 
atmosphere from late 2003 to early 2004. A wide variety of in situ 
and remote sensing observations from orbit and the surface are 
available for this period, as well as global and regional scale 
predictions made in support of the landings of Spirit and Opportunity.
 
Paul Withers (withers@bu.edu) and Mike Smith (Michael.D.Smith@nasa.gov)
 
 
Linda French Emmons, DPS Secretary
send submissions to lfrench@iwu.edu 
Submissions should be in text format (no attachments, please).