Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 15:14:11 -0600
Subject: DPS Mailing #06-02:  In Memoriam:  John Hillman, Special Icarus
1)  In Memoriam:  John Hillman
2)  Special Icarus Issue:  Deep Impact
John Hillman passed away on Sunday, February 12.
John earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph. D. in Physics, all from 
American University.  He was a senior scientist Emeritus for 
the Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics at NASA 
Goddard Space Flight Center and a visting senior research 
scientist with the Department of Astronomy at the University 
of Maryland.  Many members of the DPS know John from his time 
at GSFC, HQ and UMD, after his "retirement."
From someone that spoke to John late last week:
He and I talked late last week and he still had his old spirit!  
He died at his home surrounded by family where he got his 
wish to see a snowfall one more time.
Submitted by Amy Simon-Miller
Special Icarus Issue on the Deep Impact Mission to Comet 9P/Tempel 1.
The Editorial Office of Icarus has agreed with the 
Deep Impact mission science team to have a special issue of 
Icarus devoted to papers describing the Deep Impact mission 
results as well as those from relevant ground based and 
spacecraft based observations of Comet 9P/Tempel 1 during 
the months around the impact. Manuscripts for papers to be 
included in the special issue should be submitted to the 
Icarus web site,, no later than 
April 1, 2006.  When submitting, please clearly state 
in either the submission form or in a separate cover letter 
that your paper is intended for the Deep Impact special issue.
The goal is to have corrected proofs of accepted papers 
available electronically on the Elsevier/Icarus web site late 
in 2006 and the paper volume ready by early 2007.  Authors will 
be held to a tight schedule of submission and revision, so as 
not to delay publication of the special issue.  Papers that fall 
behind that schedule will of course be considered for publication 
in later regular issues of the journal.
So that we can estimate the likely number of papers, please 
e-mail Mike Combi, Editor at mcombi @  if you plan 
to prepare a manuscript.  Papers must be original, finished 
work of high quality. The work must not be under 
consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers will 
be reviewed, generally by two independent referees. Special issue 
papers are held to the same standards as regular submissions 
regarding acceptable subject matter and reviewing. Please see 
the Guide for Authors for detailed manuscript preparation information 
There are no page charges, however, authors will be charged for 
any color reproduction that appears in the print issue.
Contact information
Michael F. A'Hearn, Guest Editor
Dept. of Astronomy
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-2421
Tel: 1-(301) 405-6076
Fax: 1-(301) 405-3538
E-mail: ma @
Michael R. Combi, Editor
Dept. of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143
Tel: 1-(734) 764-7226
Fax: 1-(734) 647-3083
E-mail: mcombi @
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