Subject: [DPS Members] DPS Mailing #07-12: Planetary Exploration

June 1st 2007

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   1)  Announcing the Planetary Exploration Newsletter
   2)  Planetary Science Subcommittee Meeting, 7-8 June, NASA HQ: Agenda
   3)  Job Announcements
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ANNOUNCING THE PLANETARY EXPLORATION NEWSLETTER

Go to http://planetarynews.org to subscribe to future mailings and read
the current and past mailings.

The Planetary Exploration Newsletter (PEN) is a weekly electronic  
mailing
that is intended to be an open conduit of news and announcements across
the entire planetary science community. This includes astronomers,
planetary scientists, astrobiologists, geologists, atmospheric  
scientists
and others doing planetary research. The desire is to cut across the
boundaries of existing electronic newsletters to increase
interdisciplinary awareness and distribute information of broad
professional interest.

PEN will contain messages from NASA and other officials, meeting
announcements from professional societies, job announcements, and your
submissions of news regarding or impacting solar system exploration,
upcoming mission events, awards, Congressional deliberations on the
NASA budget, policy issues, and assessments of program performance.
There will be times when volume or events will require more frequent
PEN distributions.

An editorial board has been established that is open to representatives
of professional societies, research organizations, and academic
departments engaged in planetary science. This is to ensure the
broadest possible participation, set policy and offer guidance to the
editor.

TABLE OF CONTENTS - PEN VOLUME 1, NUMBER 2 - MAY 30, 2007

NASA ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Planetary Science Subcommittee Agenda (June 7-8, 2007)
2. Discovery Mission Program: Its Past and Its Future
3. Job Opening: Discovery Program Scientist at NASA HQ
4. Satellites of the Outer Solar System Workshop: 1st PEN Announcement
5. Europa: A Proposed New Volume in the University of Arizona Press
    Space Science Series
6. Call for Papers: 7th IAA Cinference on Low-Cost Planetary Missions
    (LCPM7)
7. Meteoroids 2007 (Barcelona, Spain, June 11-15, 2007):
    An International Meeting on Solar System Minor Bodies

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PLANETARY SCIENCE SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING, 7-8 JUNE, NASA HQ: AGENDA

 From Mike New.  The meeting will be open to the public on a
space-available basis.

Program Review Center (9H40)
NASA Headquarters
300 E St. SW
Washington, DC 20546

7 June (8:30 AM  5:00 PM)
8:30   Welcome & Administrative Matters        Sean Solomon,
                                                 Michael New
8:45   Evaluation of GPRA Metrics              Phil Crane
10:15
Break                                           Sean Solomon
10:30   Analysis Group Reports
         VExAG                                   Janet Luhmann
         LEAG                                    Clive Neal
         MEPAG                                   Ray Arvidson
         OPAG                                    Fran Bagenal
         CAPTEM (inc. recent lunar report)       Chip Shearer
         FEAT                                    Art Snoke
11:00   New PI requirements in Explorer AO      Paul Hertz
11:30   Discussion                              Sean Solomon
12:00   Lunch
12:30   Science Talk: New Horizons at Jupiter   Hal Weaver
1:30   State of COMPLEX planning for New
         Frontiers Program                       Joe Veverka
2:30   Overview of NRC Review of Planetary
         Science Division                        Wes Huntress
3:30   Discussion of NRC activities            Sean Solomon
4:00   Overview of new R&A Initiatives         Yvonne Pendleton
5:00   Recess

8 June (8:30 AM  3:00 PM)
8:30   Planetary Science Division Update       James Green
         Status of Arecibo discussions
         Future plans for PI-led mission lines
         Mars Update
9:45   Discussion                              Sean Solomon
10:15   Break
10:30   Lunar Science Workshop Recommendations  Kelly Snook
12:00   Lunch
12:30   Overview of Dawn Mission                David Lindstrom
1:00    Overview of Phoenix Mission             Bobby Fogel
1:30    Status of outer planet flagship mission
         studies                                 Curt Niebur
2:00    Formulation of Recommendations          Sean Solomon
3:00    Adjourn

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

1) The Planetary group at U. Maryland has a post-doctoral postion
posted in the AAS job register. See posting 23569
http://members.aas.org/JobReg/JobDetailPage.cfm?JobID=23569

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