Subject: [DPS Members] DPS Mailing #10-15 : Membership renewals,       
Decadal report draft, YSS/EPO,	upcoming meetings and special issues, job
opportunity

Issue10-15, November 19th 2010

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1) DPS Membership Renewals For 2011
2) Planetary Decadal Report Draft Completed
3) Upcoming Planetary Special Issues
4) Job Opportunity
5) YSS/EPO Activities
6) Upcoming Meetings
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DPS MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS FOR 2011
The 2011 renewal period is open online at
http://dps.aas.org/membership/
You will find there all the information you need on how to renew your
membership whether an AAS member or non-AAS members. Please take the time
to update your member data also if you have changed status or e-mail or
address recently. Also, you can pay for 2010 combined with 2011 if you had
forgotten your subscription this year.
While you are renewing please take a moment and consider making a
contribution to one of our important programs or prize funds and help
ensure the stability and growth of your DPS.

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PLANETARY DECADAL REPORT DRAFT COMPLETED

Survey Chair Steve Squyres talked to the DPS Committee on November 4,
during a telecon and announced the completion of a draft of the Planetary
Science Decadal Survey in late September/early October. The topical panels
supporting the planetary science decadal survey's steering group were
dissolved on 31 October. The panels - Inner Planets, Mars, Giant Planets,
Satellites of the Giant Planets and Primitive Bodies - played a vital role
in the drafting of the decadal survey and in identifying priority mission
activities, said Sqyres, which facilitated the work of the steering group.
The draft of the survey report was sent to 18 reviewers for comment on
October 15.Reviewer comments are due by mid-November. The schedule for
revising and completing the report is designed to enable delivery to NASA
and NSF in mid- to- late-February of 2011. Public release is currently
scheduled to take place at the 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
The mission and technology study reports commissioned in support of the
planetary science decadal survey are now available at
http://sites.natio
nalacademies.org/SSB/SSB_059331
Each of these studies was identified by one or more of the decadal survey's
panels and was undertaken at a major design center, including the Applied
Physics Laboratory, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Goddard Space Flight Center
and Glenn Research Center.

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UPCOMING PLANETARY SPECIAL ISSUES

1) ICARUS SPECIAL ISSUE, "ADVANCES IN VENUS SCIENCE"
The Elsevier Editorial System URL for submitting papers to the Icarus
Special Issue, "Advances in Venus science" is now open. Papers emanating
from the ESA workshop in Venus in Aussois, France held during 20-26 June
2010 and the VEXAG Workshop on Venus Atmosphere in Madison during 30 August
- 2 September 2010 are welcome, along with any other paper presenting new
Venus science results". 
Nominal submission deadline has been extended to 30 November 2010. 
Guest Editors for this issue are P. Drossart, S. Smrekar and S.S. Limaye.
The URL for submission is: http://ees.elsevier.com/i
carus/default.asp
Please choose "Advances in Venus Science" as the article type for your
paper to be considered for publication in the special issue.
Forwarded by Sanjay Limaye

2) PLAN. SPACE SCIENCES SPECIAL ISSUE ON TERRESTRIAL PLANETS
We invite colleagues who have recently given a presentation concerning
terrestrial planets in general at one of the 2010 Planetary meetings (EGU,
EPSC, AOGS, etc) to submit a paper in a new special issue of Planetary and
Space Science on " Terrestrial Planets".
All papers presented in these meetings (solicited, contributed oral and
posters) and
concerning results on terrestrial planets as well as laboratory or
modelling work, are welcome to an article in this issue of PSS.
The usual refereeing process is applied for publication in PSS. The
deadline for submission of the manuscripts for this issue is December 5,
2010.
Authors are invited to submit their paper in the appropriate PSS electronic
format to the Elsevier Editorial System as follows
Login at: http://ees.elsevier.com/pss/
as author and submit your manuscript, choosing
“Terrestrial Planets”
The Conveners/Editors: Ozgur Karatekin, Ruth Ziethe and Agustin Chicarro

3) PLAN. SPACE SCIENCES SPECIAL ISSUE ON OUTER PLANETS SYSTEMS
"Surfaces, atmospheres and magnetospheres of the outer planets, their
satellites and ring systems, Part VII".
Allpapers presented in 2010 Planetary sessions for EGU, COSPAR, EPSC,
IAMAS, AGU and/or AOGS International Meetings (solicited, contributed, oral
and posters) concerning results on theouter planets and their systems
(satellites, rings…), as well as laboratory or modeling work for the
analysis of such data, are welcome to an article in this issue of PSS.
The deadline for submission of the manuscripts for this issue has been
extended to December 5, 2010.
Authors are invited to submit their paper in the appropriate PSS electronic
format through the Elsevier Editorial System as follows
Login at: http://ees.elsevier.com/pss/
as author and submit your manuscript.
To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into
the special issue you are editing, it is important that authors select
“Outer Planets VII-Coustenis”
when you reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.
The Editors: A. Coustenis, S. Atreya, J. Castillo, P. Coll, I.
Müeller-Wodarg, L. Spilker

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YSS/EPO ACTIVITIES
DPS members interested in EPO-related activities are encouraged to
participate in and share the excitement of "The Year of the Solar System:
New Worlds, New Discoveries", from October 2010 toAugust 2012 (one year -
on Mars!). Detailed information regarding activities, tools for YSS/EPO
activities, getting involvedand list of contacts can be found at http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/yss.
Two immediate contacts are:daniella.m.scalice@nasa.gov,
650.604.4024 (YSS) and padmayf@earthlink.net (DPS/EPO).
-Padma Yanamandra-Fisher and Nick Schneider, DPS Education & Public
Outreach Subcommittee


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JOB OPPORTUNITY
The Bear Fight Institute (www.bearfightinstitute.com) is seeking candidates
for scientist staff positions and post-doctoral fellowships who have
experience and interest in studying the surfaces of Solar System objects
and interpreting their origin and evolution. Current programs emphasize
planning, operations, data analysis, and background science disciplines
associated with active and proposed space missions, and conducting research
using multi and hyperspectral images and related data. This may include
laboratory studies of candidate outer solar system surface materials and
modeling of optical radiation-material interaction behavior. Experience is
needed in data processing and analysis and in the science, mathematical and
computer skills associated.
Work is centered with a small research group located near Winthrop WA, but
extensive domestic and international travel is typically involved to
participate in space flight team and Professional society meetings and
workshops, and for collaborative efforts with other research groups. Good
writing and communication skills in English are needed for preparing
professional articles, progress reports, and funding proposals. Candidates
may be at any stage in their careers but are expected to develop and
maintain their own research program, including funding, as well as to
participate in existing Institute programs. Especially desired are those
candidates in the early stages of their careers with developing research
programs or in mid to latter career stages and interested in taking a
leadership position. Position(s) could start immediately and is/are
annually renewable, dependent on federal funding. Ph.D. in fields related
to planetary science and the ability to work independently is required.
Salary and benefits are competitive. The Institute has full legal, fiscal,
and administrative capabilities to administer grants and contracts that
candidates may already posses or proposals for new funding. Part-time and
off-site associations will also be considered. We value diversity and are
committed to equality of opportunity.
Forwarded by Thomas B. McCord, The Bear Flight Institute, Winthrop, WA
98862

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UPCOMING MEETINGS
You may want to consult the excellent Planetary meetings and Conferences
Calendar at:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/<
/a>

1) AGU 2010 FALL MEETING
13-18 December 2010, San Francisco, CA
See several planetary sessions at:
http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm10/<
/a>
and the scientific program at :
http://www.agu.or
g/meetings/fm10/program/index.php

2) 42ND LUNAR AND PLANETARY SCIENCE CONFERENCE (LPSC 2011),
7-11 March 2011, The Woodlands, Texas
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/m
eetings/lpsc2011/
Abstract deadline: January 4, 2011

3) EUROPEAN GEOSCIENCES UNION (EGU) GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2011
Vienna, Austria, 3-8 April 2011
http://meetings.cop
ernicus.org/egu2011/home.html
There will be several Planetary Sciences Sessions during the meeting, see
h
ttp://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2011/sessionprogramme/PS
The abstract submission is open until 10 January 2011.
Deadlines and information on support applications (deadline : 3 December
2010)

4) 8TH INTERNATIONAL PLANETARY PROBE WORKSHOP
6 – 10 June, 2011
Portsmouth, Virginia
4 – 5 June, Short Course: “Atmospheric Flight Systems Technologies”
For more information: Michelle.M.Munk@nasa.gov
For information on past workshops: hLp://planetaryprobe.org
Sending space vehicles to other worlds is one of humankind’s most
challenging and rewarding ventures. The 8th International Planetary Probe
Workshop (IPPW‐8) will bring together scientists, engineers,
technologists, mission designers, space agency leaders, and exceptional
students from around the world for a compelling, weeklong collaboration
focused on exploring solar system destinations via in‐situ missions.
This 8th workshop will build upon the IPPW tradition by encouraging
international cooperation in planetary probe missions, new technologies,
and scientific discoveries. In addition, students from around the world
will have a unique opportunity to present their work and to interact with
the leaders in their discipline areas.
IPPW‐8 will be held June 6‐10, 2011, near the NASA‐Langley Research
Center in southeastern Virginia, USA. Our program includes invited talks,
contributed presentations, posters, and opportunities for networking with
colleagues.
Preceding the workshop, on June 4‐5, we will offer a 2‐day short course
on
“Atmospheric Flight Systems Technologies.”
Mark your calendars now!

5) ORIGINS 2011
ISSOL and Bioastronomy Joint International Conference
Montpellier, France, July 3rd-8th 2011
http://www.origins2011.univ-m
ontp2.fr/

The poster of the Conference can be downloaded from the website portal

http://www.origins2011.univ-m
ontp2.fr/
Registration is open !
Call for Abstracts (submission opening: Dec 13th, 2010)
Muriel Gargaud & Robert Pascal

Chairs of Origins 2011 Organizing Comittee

6) IUGG/IAMAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Melbourne 28 June- 7 July 2011, see:
http://www.iugg2011.com/pr
ogram-iamas.asp
At that meeting, the ICPAE Commission has planned two Symposia:
J-M07Atmospheres and ices on terrestrial planets (ICPAE/IACS)
Conveners :Dimitri Titov, Ralf Greve, Athena Coustenis
Scope: Papers are invited on the physics and chemistry of the lower, middle
and upper atmosphere, ionosphere and surface ice of the inner planets and
comets. Comparative studies of the atmospheres of Venus, Earth and Mars, as
well as the ices on Earth and Mars, are also invited, with emphasis on the
differences and similarities in their climates. Results from recent
missions to Mars, Venus and the terrestrial planets in general are of
particular interest. Reports on improvements in general circulation models
of the thermosphere and lower atmospheres of the planets, coupled
atmosphere/cryosphere models and descriptions of future planetary missions
are also invited, as well as advances in laboratory experiments.
and
M05Comparative Atmospheres of the giant planets and their satellites
Conveners :Athena Coustenis, Darrell Strobel and Frank Mills
Scope: Papers are invited which report progress on all aspects of our
current understanding of the evolution of atmospheres of the outer planets,
their moons and their interactions with their environment (rings,
magnetosphere, surfaces). The emphasis will be on insights gained from
recent space missions, including Cassini-Huygens and Earth-orbiting
satellites. Contributions describing the atmosphere-related objectives of
the relevant missions, analysis of observations, and the results of model
simulations of atmospheric evolution are also welcome. Research on
exoplanetary atmospheres in comparison to the ones in our solar system is
also of relevance. The relation of all of these aspects to the field of
Astrobiology shall be put forward.

7) ASIA OCEANIA GEOSCIENCES SOCIETY (AOGS) 2011
August 8-12, 2011, Taipei.

http://
www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2011/public.asp?page=home.htm

Abstract deadline : 15 March 2011.

8) NEW-HORIZONS WORKSHOP ON ICY SURFACE PROCESSES
August 30 - 31, 2011 at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona.
1ST ANNOUNCEMENT:
Please mark your calendars accordingly.
About The Event:
The principal objective of this workshop is to review the state of
knowledge and present new ideas pertaining to the geological and
geochemical processes that operate on the surfaces of icy worlds, with the
goal of aiding our understanding of the Pluto system during the first
reconnaissance in 2015 by NASA’s New Horizons mission. In recognition of
the Lowell Observatory’s key role in the discovery of the Pluto System,
Lowell is hosting the workshop on the old Observatory grounds in Flagstaff
AZ. The workshop is co-sponsored by Southwest Research Institute and NASA
Ames Research Center.
The workshop will focus on Solar System solid body icy surfaces (anywhere
in the Solar System) and the physical and geological processes that shape
icy landforms and mobilize surface materials. Subjects to be covered
include possible analogs for surfaces of Pluto system, compositional
considerations, the physical properties of surface materials, landscape and
volatile origin and evolution, the implications for other KBOs, and the
plans and expected datasets resulting from Pluto system investigations by
the New Horizons mission. There will be both invited and contributed talks.
Contributed oral or poster papers are welcome.
Participation in the workshop is open to anyone, but is limited to ~75
researchers.
Instructions for registration and submissions will be given at a later
date.
SOC: Jeffrey Moore, Will Grundy, Alan Stern, William McKinnon, and Paul
Schenk
LOC: Will Grundy
POC: Carrie Chavez (carrie.l.chavez@nasa.gov)

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