Subject: [DPS Members] DPS Mailing #07-14: DPS abstract deadline extended...

July 18th 2007

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1) DPS Meeting abstract deadline extended to August 2nd
2) Icy Worlds Focus Group
3) Call for Ring Chapter Authors for Saturn Symposium
4) Upcoming meetings

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DPS MEETING ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 2ND

Abstracts for the annual DPS meeting, to be held in Orlando from
October 7-12 2007, are now due at 10pm EDT, Thursday August 2nd.

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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ICY WORLDS FOCUS GROUP

From Ron Greeley:

At the request of Carl Pilcher and the National Astrobiology
Institute, Jonathan and I have agreed to organize a meeting "NAI Icy
Worlds Focus Group" at NASA-Ames Research Center 20-21 September
2007. This meeting is a possible fusion of previous "focus groups,"
such as the Titan and Europa FGs.

As in previous focus group meeting, the goals of the September meeting
are to share relevant astrobiology research results and to provide a
venue for fostering collaborative work. In addition, we plan to hear
about the four "flagship mission" studies currently underway for
Europa, titan, Enceladus, and the Jupiter system.

We recognize that there are various meeting this year regarding the
outer solar system, but the Icy Worlds Focus Group is to provide a
means for astrobiology to share ideas.

If interested, please fill out the following and return to greeley@asu.edu:

Name _________________
affiliation ______________________________________
e-mail address _________________
I cannot attend ___
I will probably attend ____
I will attend _____
I would like to present (add title) __________

We look forward to hearing from you!
Ron Greeley, Arizona State University
(greeley@asu.edu)

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CALL FOR RING CHAPTER AUTHORS FOR SATURN SYMPOSIUM

The Symposium "Saturn after Cassini/Huygens" will be held in London,
28 July - 1 August 2008. The Symposium will consist of invited and
contributed papers. A companion book will be published by Springer, to
be edited by Michele Dougherty, Tom Krimigis and Larry Esposito. The
book will include review chapters from the invited oral
papers. Contributed papers will be published in a special issue of one
or more journals. The book will be approximately 750 pages in length,
covering the planet Saturn, its magnetosphere, rings and icy
satellites. Titan will be the topic of another conference. The lead
authors of the invited chapters will be selected by the editors in
September 2007.

If you are interested in contributing, the five rings chapters, as
well as response contact information and more, can be found at:
http://lasp.colorado.edu/cassini/SaturnSymposium.htm

Deadline is 3 August, 2007

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UPCOMING MEETINGS

1) NAI Icy Worlds Focus Group, NASA Ames, September 20-21 2007

See above.

2) 6th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Georgia Tech,
June 23-27 2008.

The IPPW workshop will be preceded by a Short Course (topic TBD) on
June 21/22.  Contact David Atkinson (atkinson@ece.uidaho.edu) for
details.

3) Saturn After Cassini/Huygens, London, July 28 - August 1 2008

See above.

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