Subject: [DPS Members] DPS Mailing #07-13: DPS election candidates, DPS abstracts due...

July 16th 2007

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1) DPS Elections: Candidate list and request for additional nominations
2) 39th Annual DPS Meeting: Abstract deadline Friday July 27th
3) NOAO Survey Letters of Intent due July 31st
4) Request for Nominations for COSPAR Awards
5) NASA Funding Opportunities for US Participation in Herschel Science
6) NASA Solar System Exploration Roadmap
7) Job Announcements
8) Upcoming Meetings

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DPS ELECTIONS: CANDIDATE LIST AND REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL NOMINATIONS

The annual election of DPS officers will be held in early August.  The
candidates are:

Vice-Chair (elect one):
   Jonathan Lunine (University of Arizona)
   Linda Spilker (JPL)

Committee (elect two):
   Amanda Hendrix (JPL)
   Susan Lederer (California State University, San Bernardino)
   Rosaly Lopes (JPL)
   David O'Brien (Planetary Science Institute)

If you wish to nominate additional candidates, you may do so by
sending their names in a petition signed by at least 20 DPS members
to the DPS Secretary, John Spencer (spencer@boulder.swri.edu) by
August 6th 2007.

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39TH ANNUAL DPS MEETING: ABSTRACT DEADLINE FRIDAY JULY 27TH

Abstracts for the annual DPS meeting, to be held in Orlando from
October 7-12 2007, are due at 10pm EDT, Friday July 27th.

The abstract form is here:
http://members.aas.org/abstracts/DPS/LoginandNameSearch.cfm

and the meeting Web site is here:
http://physics.ucf.edu/DPS07/

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NOAO SURVEY LETTERS OF INTENT DUE JULY 31ST

The NOAO Survey Program will be accepting proposals for new surveys
to start in the 2008A and 2008B semesters.  This program supports
large observational projects that allow the identification of
complete, well-defined samples that can yield both conclusions based
on statistical analysis of the survey data itself and also provide
important subsets for more detailed observations with larger
telescopes.

Investigators must submit letters of intent to propose for the NOAO
Survey Program to surveys@noao.edu by July 31, 2007 to be eligible
to propose for an NOAO Survey Program commencing in the 2008A semester.

For further information, see
http://www.noao.edu/gateway/surveys/

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REQUEST FOR NOMINATIONS FOR COSPAR AWARDS

The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) is seeking candidates to be
nominated for COSPAR Awards and Medals, which recognize the
outstanding achievements of space scientists throughout the world.
COSPAR will present the awards at its 37th COSPAR Scientific Assembly
to be held in Montreal, Canada, July 13-20, 2008.

Nomination forms can be obtained from David H. Smith (202-334-3477,
e-mail: dhsmith@nas.edu) at the National Research Council, Space
Studies Board (SSB), which is the U.S. adhering body to COSPAR.  All
nominations will be processed by the SSB and must be endorsed by the
U.S. National Representative to COSPAR, Dr. Edward C. Stone.
Completed nomination packages must be submitted to the SSB no later
than SEPTEMBER 28, 2007.

For more details of the various awards, see:
http://cosparhq.cnes.fr/Awards/awards.htm

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NASA FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR US PARTICIPATION IN HERSCHEL SCIENCE

a) NASA funding of US-based participation in Herschel Open Time Key
Programs

US-based investigators who are proposing to ESA for Herschel Open Time
Key Programs have the opportunity to obtain funding for successful
proposals. The deadline for acceptance of the Key Program Data
Analysis (DA/KP) funding proposals is October 26, 2007 at 5.00 pm
PDT. Note that this is the day after the ESA deadline for the Herschel
proposals themselves. For more details, please visit our website at:
http://www.ipac.caltech.edu/Herschel/propinfo.shtml, or visit us at
the AAS booth in Hawaii next week.

b) Theoretical Research (TR) and Laboratory Astrophysics (LA) Funding

The deadline for proposals to request funding for Herschel-related
theoretical astrophysics and laboratory astrophysics is August 1st,
2007, 5.00 pm PDT. More details about the program and how to apply are
given at the website:
http://www.ipac.caltech.edu/Herschel/propinfo.shtml

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NASA SOLAR SYSTEM EXPORATION ROADMAP

The 2006 Solar System Exploration roadmap is available for download
in PDF format from:

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/download-detail.cfm?DL_ID=302

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

1) Planetary physicist for OSIRIS

Contact: Horst Uwe Keller, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research,
keller@mps.mpg.de, 00495556979419.  Deadline July 23rd 2007.

http://www.mps.mpg.de/en/aktuelles/jobs/job_20070621.html

2) Several PhD Studentships in Solar System Science

Contact: Dr. Dieter Schmitt,  Max Planck Institute for Solar System
Research, schmitt@mps.mpg.de, +49-5556-979431.

http://www.solar-system-school.de


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UPCOMING MEETINGS

1) NASA Ames Planet-Satellite Formation Meeting, NASA Ames,
December 6-7 2007

See http://spacescience.arc.nasa.gov/agu/

Please contact Ignacio Mosqueira (mosqueir@cosmic.arc.nasa.gov) if
you are interested in attending this meeting.

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Send submissions to:
John Spencer, DPS Secretary (spencer@boulder.swri.edu)