Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 10:54:43 -0500
Subject: DPS Mailing #05-10:  Candidate Slate for 2005 DPS Election...
Greetings, DPS Colleagues,
  1)  Candidate Slate for 2005 DPS Election
  3)  Travel Grants for 2005 DPS Meeting
  4)  Is Your Membership Up To Date?
The Nominating Subcommittee, chaired by Bobby Bus, has prepared the 
following slate of candidates for the next election:
Vice-Chair:    Guy Consolmagno    (Vatican Observatory)
                Alan Harris    (Space Science Institute)
Committee:     Karen Magee-Sauer   (Rowan University)
               Ted Roush   (NASA Ames)
               Amy Simon-Miller   (NASA Goddard)
               Roger Yelle   (University of Arizona)
The bylaws provide for the possibility to add candidates by petition. 
If you wish to nominate a candidate, I must receive a petition, signed 
by at least 20 DPS members (regular or affiliate, but not junior),  
along with a statement from the candidate expressing willingness to 
serve if elected, by June 4.  Ballots, including candidate biographies 
and position statements, will be mailed in late June.  The deadline 
for receiving ballots will be in late July.
Many thanks to the Nominating Subcommittee for their hard work, and 
to the candidates for their willingness to serve.
Linda French Emmons
DPS Secretary
DPS 2005 Meeting:  CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM (4-9 September)
Registration for the 2005 DPS meeting in Cambridge, United Kingdom 
(4-9 September) is now open. Details are available at the meeting 
website,  One can register online via the 
website; there is also a paper form which can be mailed or faxed in. 
The early registration fee for regular DPS members will be $290; 
the deadline for early registration is July 22.  Those who register 
after July 22 but before August 19 may register online; those who 
need to register after August 19 should register onsite.
Accommodation at the two on-campus sites, St. John's College and 
Robinson College, can also be booked at this time.  There is much 
valuable information on the meeting website about choosing one's 
housing.  Please note that the University housing can ONLY be 
booked online prior to August 19.  Those planning on staying at 
Robinson or St. John's must book their accommodation by August 19.  
One can find a link to the local Tourist Information Center on the 
meeting website.
A small number of travel grants for the 2005 DPS meeting are 
available.  These are primarily aimed at students but post-doctoral 
scientists without other means of full support will also be considered. 
Grants will consist of  a waiver of registration fees and either 
free lodging in a shared double room in the dorms (a $580 value) 
or $500. Preference will be given to those who have not received a 
DPS travel grant in the past.
The application package should be no longer than the equivalent of 
five pages, and contain the following:
1) A copy of the abstract of the paper to be presented at the meeting. 
Both oral and poster papers are eligible. Note that the abstract 
must also be officially submitted to the AAS by the regular submission 
process by July 1, 2005 (see complete details).
2.  A brief letter by the applicant, describing the scientific 
significance of the research, and any further justification for 
attending the meeting (e.g. job hunting).
3. A brief letter of endorsement by the advisor, confirming the need 
for travel assistance and the unavailability of full travel support 
from other sources.
4. A brief CV, including degree status.
The deadline for submission of the application is Friday June 17, 2005. 
This date was chosen so that applicants will know if they have travel 
support before the official abstract deadline.
The complete application package should be sent as a single e-mail 
attachment (in PDF, PostScript, or plain text format) to the 
DPS Vice-Chair, Dr. Richard G. French (rfrench at 
The subject line of the e-mail must read "DPS Travel Grant", and 
the name of the attached application file must include the last 
name of the applicant (for example, "RFrench_DPStravel.pdf").
Applications will be read by members of the DPS Committee, and 
decisions on travel grants will be communicated to all applicants 
prior to the abstract deadline of July 1, 2005.
With the approach of the annual elections and what promises to be 
an exciting meeting in Cambridge, UK,  it is time to check to be sure 
that your AAS/DPS membership is up to date for 2005.  You can see 
the status of your membership by going to the "Members Only" pages 
of the AAS website at
If you have questions, Dennis Renner, the AAS Manager of Membership 
Services, will be happy to assist.  His email is renner at, and 
his phone number is 202-328-2010 extension 109.
Linda French Emmons, DPS Secretary Department of Physics
Illinois Wesleyan University
P. O. Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702
Send submissions to lfrench at, in text format (no attachments, please).