Subject: [DPS Members] DPS Mailing #08-13: Election results, 2008 DPS meeting...

Issue 08-13, July 3rd 2008
DPS Web site: http://dps.aas.org/

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1) 2008 DPS Election Results
2) 40th DPS Meeting, Ithaca, NY, October 10-15 2008
3) Spitzer Warm Mission Observing Proposals Solicited
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2008 DPS ELECTION RESULTS

The results of the DPS election are as follows:

   Vice-Chair:  Candy Hansen

   Committee: Anne Verbiscer and Josh Colwell

   Inclusion of "Other Planetary Systems" in the DPS statement of
   purpose: Passed with 93% of the vote.

   Bylaw change to allow for a special election to replace a Vice-Chair:
   Passed with 97% of the vote.

374 members (28% of the electorate) voted, which is the highest
turnout in the three years that the election has been Web-based.
Thanks to everyone who participated, and to the candidates for
running!

Full details of the current DPS leadership can be found, as always,
at http://dps.aas.org/leadership/


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40th DPS MEETING, ITHACA, NY, OCTOBER 10-15 2008

http://dps08.astro.cornell.edu/

The 2008 DPS meeting will be held on the Cornell University campus in
Ithaca, NY, from October 10-15 2008.  Abstract submission opened on 1
July 2008, with a deadline of 9:00 PM EDT, Friday, 1 August 2008.  See
http://members.aas.org/abstracts/ The following DPS presentation rules
apply: One contributed planetary presentation per person. History,
Education and Invited papers do not count as the one contribution.
Non-members may only present one time at a DPS Meeting.  To implement
these rules, abstracts must be submitted through the presenting
author's AAS account.

Reservations for hotels at the DPS Ithaca meeting opened on 1 July
2008, with reservations for the Statler Hotel, on campus, opening today,
July 3rd. Please visit the accommodations page at
http://dps08.astro.cornell.edu/acc.html for detailed information.

There is an effort at this meeting to raise awareness of the environmental
impact of this and other conferences, and to help to mitigate that impact.
See http://greenconferencing.astro.cornell.edu/


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SPITZER WARM MISSION OBSERVING PROPOSALS SOLICITED

http://ssc.spitzer.caltech.edu/

NASA has authorized the Spitzer project to plan for approximately two
years of "warm" Spitzer observations after the cryogenic mission ends.
After cryogen depletion the observatory will continue operating
the 3.6 and 4.5 micron channels on the IRAC instrument with expected
sensitivity unchanged from performance in the cryogenic mission. The
longer wavelength IRAC channels (5.6 and 8.0 microns) and the MIPS
and IRS instruments will be unavailable.

The call for proposals will be issued on July 7 2008, and proposals
will be due on October 10 2008.


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