Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 13:33:56 -0500
Subject: DPS Mailing #06-06:  Federal Relations Subcommittee Update...
 
Greetings, DPS members,
 
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  1)  Federal Relations Subcommittee Update
  2)  Deadline for Deep Impact Special Issue of Icarus Extended
  3)  VEXAG Community Meeting
  4)  Job Announcements
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FEDERAL RELATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE UPDATE
 
The new and improved FRS website is now on-line. You can get there from 
the DPS home page (http://www.aas.org/dps/dps.html) or 
directly (http://www.boulder.swri.edu/frs). It provides easy 
access to current information about the FRS, NASA and Federal budget 
issues, links to congressional information and recent hearings, recent 
worthy reading, and links to other sources of information.
 
As a reminder, the DPS Committee solicits your nominations for two 
additional members of the FRS by April 12. A short paragraph describing 
the nominee's qualifications, and a certification that the nominee 
would be willing to serve, are all that are required. Self-nominations 
are welcome as well. Please submit nominations to the 
DPS Chair: rfrench @ wellesley.edu.
 
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DEADLINE FOR DEEP IMPACT SPECIAL ISSUE OF ICARUS EXTENDED
 
Because of proposal and conference pressures, the official deadline 
for papers submitted for the special issue of Icarus on the 
Deep Impact mission has been extended until April 15.
 
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 @ astro.umd.edu
 
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 @ umich.edu
 
Cheryl L. Hall, Editorial Manager
Icarus Editorial Office
Space Sciences Building
Cornell University
Tel: 1-(607)-255-4875
Fax: 1-(607)-255-6354
E-mail: office @ icarus.cornell.edu
 
 
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VEXAG COMMUNITY MEETING
 
The second community meeting of NASA's Venus Exploration Analysis 
Group (VEXAG) will be held on Monday and Tuesday, 
May 1 and 2, 2006 in Pasadena, California. An Open-Mike session is 
planned as part of the meeting. Those wishing to participate in 
the meeting are invited to fill out a meeting Indication of Interest Form 
at the VEXAG website: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/vexag/
 
Thank you,
Sushil Atreya
VEXAG Co-Chair
 
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
The job announcement function on the DPS home page has been disabled, 
due to the Secretary's receiving large numbers of advertisements for 
online casinos and other non-DPS matters.  Job announcements (which 
should be listed with the AAS) can still be sent to the Secretary 
at the address below.
 
 
Send submissions (no attachments, please) to:
Linda French Emmons, DPS Secretary (lfrench @ iwu.edu)
Department of Physics
Illinois Wesleyan University
P. O. Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702