Subject: [DPS Members] DPS Mailing #08-19: Ithaca DPS Meeting...

Issue 08-19, September 25th 2008
DPS Web site: http://dps.aas.org/

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1) DPS Meeting 2008: Registration Deadline
2) DPS Meeting 2008: Pre-Conference Poster Printing, Delivery & Hanging
3) DPS Meeting 2008: Webstreaming Test, Monday Sept. 29
4) DPS Meeting 2008: More Workshops
5) DPS Meeting 2008: In memoriam?
6) NOAO 2009A Observing Proposals Due 30 September
7) Job Announcements
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DPS MEETING 2008: REGISTRATION DEADLINE

The deadline for regular registration for the Ithaca DPS meeting is
October 1st 2008. Registration after that time will incur a late fee
($50 for full members).


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DPS MEETING 2008: PRE-CONFERENCE POSTER PRINTING, DELIVERY & HANGING

The organizers of DPS08 have arranged for optional pre-conference
poster printing, delivery and hanging in conjunction with a local
Fedex/Kinko's office. This service was well received by those that
used it last year. It should make traveling easier and will ensure
that posters are up all week, even if presenters are not there at the
beginning of the meeting. Please be aware that this is not on-site or
last-minute poster printing. The deadline for submission is Wednesday
8 October 2008, 5PM EDT. For further information and submission
instructions, please see: http://dps08.astro.cornell.edu/printing.html


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DPS MEETING 2008: WEBSTREAMING TEST ON MONDAY SEPT. 29

The Local Organizing Committee for the DPS08 meeting in Ithaca has
arranged for all oral talks in all of the sessions to be streamed live
via the web during the conference, as a service to members who are not
able to attend the conference in person, and an experiment in case
future LOCs want to offer similar services for future DPS meetings.
We are conducting a TEST of the webstreaming system this Monday,
September 29, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The test
will consist of live streaming of a Cornell class in session at that
time in the main auditorium that we will be using for DPS plenary
sessions. We would welcome wide participation, from around the world,
in this test.

To participate in the test, please point your web browser during that
time period to:
http://cornellmediasite.cit.cornell.edu/mediasite/Viewer?peid=4a30d107-3418-4d4f-9082-3353f2baa3eb
[be careful to reconstruct this URL if it is broken by your e-mail
software]

Our technical support staff did not indicate any preference for a
particular web browser to use, however, they did indicate that Mac
users will have to download a (small) Microsoft Silverlight applet to
view any Windows Media Player file. If the applet is not already
installed, the program should automatically direct you to the download
site.

Please send any feedback, questions, or suggestions to Jim Bell at
Cornell (jfb@cornell.edu). If you experience technical problems with
your browser or with accessing the site, please describe the problems
in as much detail as possible and we will try to resolve them before
the meeting.


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DPS MEETING 2008: MORE WORKSHOPS

DPS workshops and lunchtime sessions are listed at
http://dps08.astro.cornell.edu/events.html. In particular, note the
following:


Observing with SOFIA

Monday, October 13, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Taylor A/B

A brief workshop will be offered to the planetary science community
regarding SOFIA, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared
Astronomy. SOFIA's first scientific observing flights are expected in
mid-2009. Presentations will be made during the workshop about the
status of the SOFIA program, capabilities of the observatory and its 9
scientific instruments spanning the wavelength range from UV to
sub-mm, and the mission's E&PO program. Upcoming opportunities to
apply for SOFIA observing time will be described. A draft "white
paper" on planetary science possibilities with SOFIA will be
summarized for discussion by attendees.


Green Conferencing

Tuesday, October 14, Noon-1:30, Yale/Princeton Rooms

How can we, the DPS, effectively reduce the environmental impact of
our meetings? This discussion is open to all. If you have knowledge,
or ideas, please come and help us formulate a workable plan for future
meetings. For more information, contact Beth Clark or John Spencer.


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DPS MEETING 2008: IN MEMORIAM?

During the DPS Business Meeting, to be held from 8:30 to 10:00 am on
Monday October 13th, we would like to note the passing of DPS members
who have died in the past year. If you know of members who we have
lost since the last DPS meeting, please let me (John Spencer,
dpssec@aas.org) know.


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NOAO 2009A OBSERVING PROPOSALS DUE 30 SEPTEMBER

Proposal forms and information for observing time requests for the
2009A semester (February - July 2009) at Gemini North and South,
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Kitt Peak National
Observatory, and for Community-Access time with the Keck, MMT and
Magellan telescopes are available at our website at:

http://www.noao.edu/noaoprop/noaoprop.html

Standard observing proposals for all facilities available through
NOAO in 2009A are due by Tuesday evening, 30 September 2008, 11:59pm MST.

For information about all telescopes and instruments available through
NOAO, including links to instrument pages and manuals, see:

http://www.noao.edu/noaoprop/help/facilities.html


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JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

1) Postdoctoral Opportunities in Planetary Science at GSFC

Preferred Deadline: November 1st 2008

The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Planetary Systems Lab (Code 693)
is seeking qualified applicants for the NASA Postdoctoral Program.
Personnel in our group study many of the bodies in the solar system
and extra-solar planets. We particularly seek applicants interested
in the study of the atmospheres of the outer planets, especially
atmospheric dynamics and cloud structure. Experience in radiative
transfer or dynamical modeling (including wave propagation) is a plus.
Researchers will have access to data from Galileo, Cassini, New
Horizons, the Hubble Space Telescope and other facilities.

To apply, see http://university.gsfc.nasa.gov/programs/npp.jsp, and
also contact Amy Simon-Miller (Amy.Simon@nasa.gov, or at the DPS
meeting) for more information and to develop a research focus.


2) Student Opportunities in Planetary Science at GSFC and/or JPL

A collaborative planetary group with members at Goddard Space Flight
Center and JPL seek students interested in the decomposition of
multivariate data sets to understand the atmosphere of Jupiter and
other planets.

Applicants can be hosted at either location (GSFC in Greenbelt, MD,
or JPL in Pasadena, CA), through our undergraduate and graduate student
programs, especially the Co-op, USRP and GSRP programs:

At GSFC:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/education/coop.html
http://university.gsfc.nasa.gov/programs/usrp.jsp
http://university.gsfc.nasa.gov/programs/gsrp.jsp

At JPL:
http://education.jpl.nasa.gov/higher_ed/undergrad.html
http://education.jpl.nasa.gov/higher_ed/graduate.html

Contact: Amy Simon-Miller at GSFC (Amy.Simon@nasa.gov) or
Padma Yanamandra-Fisher at JPL (padma@scn.jpl.nasa.gov). They
will also be at the DPS meeting.

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