Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 15:46:25 -0500
Subject: DPS Mailing #05-30:  In Memoriam, Andy Lubenow....
  1)  In Memoriam:  Andy Lubenow (1956-2005)
  2)  DPS Survey Revisited
  3)  Reminder:  VEXAG Meeting
  4)  Job Announcements
Andy Lubenow (1956-2005)
It is with great sadness that we report to you the passing 
of Andy Lubenow after a short battle with cancer. Andy 
worked at the Space Telescope Science Institute for over 
20 years in many areas of HST operations.  He will be greatly 
missed by those of us who were fortunate enough to have 
known him.  Many DPS members will remember Andy as a strong
advocate of planetary science using HST, and as a skilled
expert in designing often complex observational sequences
for planetary objects.  Some details on Andy's life, career,
and contributions to planetary science can be found at:
(Submitted by Jim Bell).
Dear Colleagues,
The DPS committee needs your input in order to assess and 
respond effectively to the state of our field.  We will 
not be able to represent your needs or interests effectively 
unless you take the survey.  There is no better way to make 
yourself heard.  It doesn't matter what the state of your 
membership or your career status is; we want to know what you 
The survey is quite painless, takes no more than half an 
hour, and will provide valuable data on our field and our 
colleagues.  If you are uncertain whether or not you've 
finished the survey, please try it.  The program will not let 
you complete the survey more than once, so there is no 
need to worry about biasing the data set.  The cutoff date 
for participating is October 15, 2005, but please do not wait 
until the last minute.   Please do it now!
The survey can be found at:
Your login is your AAS membership number, which you can 
get from the AAS ( in case you have misplaced 
it.  (If you search for yourself in the Public Directory, your 
membership number will be at the end of the URL).  
Richard G. French, DPS Chair, and the DPS Committee
REMINDER: VEXAG meeting, November 4, 2005, Pasadena, CA.
Draft Program and Meeting Details can be found at
If you intend to attend this meeting, please send 
a message to saying "I will attend", and 
make sure to give your name.  If you want to make an 
"open mike" presentation (1 ppt slide, maximum of 8 minutes), 
please send a message to vexag @ saying 
"open mike presentation"
If you have already responded to email, there is no need 
to resend your information.  (Submitted by Stephen Mackwell).
1)  Lowell Observatory Predoctoral Fellowship Program.  
Deadline is December 1, 2005.  For more information visit 
us on the web at
or contact Dr. Will Grundy (grundy) or 
Dr. Lisa Prato (lprato) @
2)  Harvard University Department of Astronomy and Department 
of Earth and Planetary Sciences.  One or two faculty 
positions at the assistant or associate professor level 
(tenure-track).  Deadline is December 1, 2005.  Contact 
Planetary Search Committee c/o Jean Collins 
(jcollins @
3)  2005 Summer Science Program Faculty.   Contact  
SSP Trustee Dr. Thomas Steiman-Cameron, Astronomy Dept., 
Indiana University,, 
(812) 855-2400, or see
Send submissions (no attachments, please) to:
Linda French Emmons, DPS Secretary (lfrench @
Department of Physics
Illinois Wesleyan University
P. O. Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702