Subject: [DPS Members] DPS Mailing #10-01: Prize nominations,	renewal reminder...

Issue 10-01, January 25th 2010

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1) DPS Prize Nominations Sought
2) AAS/DPS Membership Renewal Reminder
3) Upcoming Planetary Science Subcommittee Meeting
4) Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award Nominations Sought
5) Make Your Own Targeting Suggestions for HiRISE
6) Spitzer Space Telescope Cycle-7 Call for Proposals
7) Job Announcements
8) Upcoming Meetings
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DPS PRIZE NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

Nominations are requested for the 2010 DPS Prizes. See
http://dps.aas.org/prizes/ for details of the prizes, and nomination
procedures. The prizes are as follows:

The Gerard P. Kuiper Prize, which honors outstanding contributions to
the field of planetary science.

The Harold C. Urey Prize, which recognizes outstanding achievement in
planetary research by a young scientist.

The Harold Masursky Award, which acknowledges outstanding service to
planetary science and exploration.

The Carl Sagan Medal, which recognizes and honors outstanding
communication by an active planetary scientist to the general public.

The Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Sciences Journalism Award, which
recognizes and stimulates distinguished popular writing on planetary
sciences.

The deadline for nominations is April 16th 2010.


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AAS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER

A reminder for AAS members to renew your AAS membership and DPS
membership as soon as possible: unrenewed memberships will expire
shortly. You can renew online at http://aas.org - you'll need your
membership number and password. If you have questions, contact
membership@aas.org.


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UPCOMING PLANETARY SCIENCE SUBCOMMITTE MEETING

The next meeting of the Planetary Science Subcommittee of the NASA
Advisory Council will take place telephonically and by WebEx. The 
meeting
will take place 3 February 2010 from 11AM until 1PM EST. The meeting 
will be
open to the public. Any interested person may call the USA toll free
conference call number (866) 844-9416, passcode PSS, to participate in 
this
meeting by telephone. International callers may contact Ms. Marian 
Norris
(mnorris@nasa.gov) for country-specific conference call numbers. The 
WebEx
link is https://nasa.webex.com/, meeting number 993131217, and password
PS$M33ting.


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CHAMBLISS AMATEUR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

The AAS has moved up the deadline for nominations for its annual 
Chambliss
Amateur Achievement Award to June 1st.
http://aas.org/grants/Chambliss_Amateur_Achievement_Award_Rules.php

DPS members who are aware of, and maybe benefit from, the work of
particularly outstanding amateur astronomers are encouraged to
nominate them for this award.


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MAKE YOUR OWN TARGETING SUGGESTIONS FOR HiRISE

The HiRISE Team has launched a new public suggestion tool, called
HiWish, http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/releases/hiwish.php You can
suggest your own targets, as well as be notified when that suggestion
is acquired and released to the PDS.

More details about HiWish can be found in our LPSC abstract:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2010/pdf/2458.pdf

or you can just go straight there and start suggesting targets:
http://www.uahirise.org/suggest/


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SPITZER SPACE TELESCOPE CYCLE-7 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Proposal Deadline: 23 April 2010, 5:00 PM PDT
Cycle-7: August 2010 - July 2011

See the Proposal Kit section of the Spitzer Science Center website:
http://ssc.spitzer.caltech.edu/propkit


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JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

1) Faculty Position: Planetary Science/Astronomy University of Central
Florida

See www.jobswithucf.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=74502

The Department of Physics (physics.ucf.edu) is searching for
candidates to fill one or more tenured or tenure-track faculty
positions in the area of planetary sciences and astronomy
(planets.ucf.edu). The starting date is expected to be in August
2010.

Applications received by February 1, 2010, will receive full
consideration; review will continue until the position is filled.


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UPCOMING MEETINGS

1) Titan Through Time: Formation, Evolution and Fate, NASA-Goddard
Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, April 6-8 2010

http://titanworkshop.hostcell.net/

Titan Through Time will be a 2 1/2 day workshop hosted at NASA Goddard
Space Flight Center in Maryland, aimed at bringing together the
planetary research community to share recent topical results and to
debate about Titan's formation, evolution and fate.

This workshop is open to everyone who has an interest in Titan,
including those studying it experimentally through spacecraft missions
and telescope facilities, researchers of solar system formation,
history of Mars and Venus, comets, physical chemistry, laboratory
spectroscopy and other fields with important intersections with Titan
research.

The event will mix both invited reviews, as well as topical
contributed talks and posters.

Deadlines:

Abstracts - February 1st
Registration - February 15th (to allow time for badging.)

Registration is limited to 50 participants due to available conference
facilities.

Contact: Conor Nixon, Ralph Lorenz, co-chairs


2) Nix and Hydra : Five Years After Discovery, Space Telescope Science
Institute, Baltimore, MD, May 11-12, 2010

http://www.stsci.edu/institute/conference/nix-hydra

Online registration is now available for the Nix-Hydra workshop at the
above URL. Attendance will be limited to ~50 people, so please
register early.


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