Subject: [DPS Members] DPS Mailing #08-26: DPS08 presentations online, AAS elections...

Issue 08-26, December 15th 2008
DPS Web site:

1) DPS08/Ithaca Scientific Session Webstream Archive is now Online
2) Reminder: Vote in the AAS Elections
3) Job Announcements
4) Upcoming meetings



The AAS and DPS08 LOC are happy to announce that the archived talks
from the Ithaca DPS meeting are now posted, session by session, at the
following URL:

Low-resolution versions are posted for direct streaming on your
browser, and links are also provided to (very large) higher-resolution
Quicktime movie versions that can be downloaded directly. We would
like to thank all of the presenters who agreed to have their DPS talks
archived this way for posterity. Enjoy the meeting, again and again!

If you encounter any technical problems with the archived videos,
please contact Jim Bell ( or Scott Idem
( for assistance.



DPS members who have joined through the AAS should remember
to cast their ballot in the current AAS Elections. The slate
of candidates features DPS Members Michael A'Hearn as a candidate
for AAS President and Richard French as a candidate for Councillor.
For online voting, see:



1) Postdoctoral researcher, University of British Columbia

A postdoctoral-level researcher is sought to study planetary
dynamics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver
Canada under the supervision of Professor Brett Gladman. Two-thirds
of the research will be to study dynamics of near-Earth asteroids
to plan and then interpret the data from the NEOSSat space
mission, to be launched in 2010. One-third of the researcher's
time will be available for independent research. The
applicant should have a strong background in numerical solar
system dynamics. The (negotiable) start date is July 1 2009,
with intended duration of three years. Ample funds for travel
and research will be provided.

For a complete description and application procedures, see
Applications must be received by Dec 18, 2008.

2) The Department of Physics and Astronomy at George Mason University is
accepting applications for a tenure track position at the assistant
professor level in the field of Planetary Science. We are looking for
either an observational or theoretical planetary scientist, but are
particularly interested in applicants with research experience related
to extra-solar planets.

Applications will be accepted through December 19th

For details, see

Or contact Mike Summers at>



1) Titan Chemistry - Observations, Experiments, Computations, and Modeling
Feb 25-28, 2009, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, PR


This is the third in a series of Workshops exploring the chemistry and
dynamics of Titan's atmosphere. We anticipate 40-60 participants. The
meeting will include a mix of observation, experiment, theory and
modeling, and will include both neutral and ion chemistry. We are
planning the workshop to begin with registration and a reception in
the evening on Wednesday February 25, 2009, with Gordon conference
style sessions beginning the next morning and continuing through mid-
day on Saturday the 28th. A very limited number of slots for
contributed talks remain. Discounted registration of $275 is
available until December 31, 2008.

Contact: Arthur Suits,