Issue 13-8, March 17, 2013
1) STATEMENT FROM JIM GREEN
2) DPS 2013 MEETING CALL FOR ABSTRACTS : 18 JULY
3) REMINDER: CALL FOR DPS 2013 PRIZE NOMINATIONS
4) TRAINING OPPORTUNITY: STEREO PROCESSING OF PLANETARY IMAGERY USING SOCET SET®
5) NOAO OBSERVING PROPOSAL DEADLINE 28 MARCH 2013
6) JOB/POSITION OPPORTUNITIES
7) UPCOMING MEETINGS
STATEMENT FROM JIM GREEN
LPSC TRAVEL CONFUSION UNDER THE SEQUESTER
James L. Green, Director, Planetary Science Division, NASA HQ
Recent guidance has come from the Administration that needs interpretation
relative to supporting travel for all NASA activities. These rules will go
into effect on March 19, 2013. We are in the process of executing all
elements of the guidance and will notify those that are affected. For
instance, we have worked with all the NASA Centers and JPL employees and
have completed an approved list of attendees. We are working on other
clarifications that will be issued as soon as possible. If you have any
questions about whether this applies to you or not and have not received
work from NASA please assume that you have permission to attend the
To be perfectly clear, all those traveling to the Lunar and Planetary
Science Conference this week using funding on a NASA GRANT please go to
the meeting. You are exempt for now from these restrictions.
DPS 2013 MEETING CALL FOR ABSTRACTS : 18 JULY
Denver, Colorado, 6-11 October 2013
at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
The DPS2013 website is up and running!
Remember these important dates and send your abstracts and registration forms in on time.
– 18 July 2013 :
45th DPS Regular Abstract Submission Deadline – 9:00pm ET
– 23 July 2013 :
45th DPS Early Registration Deadline
– 2 September 2013 :
45th DPS Workshop Proposals Due
– 3 September 2013 :
45th DPS Hotel Reservations Deadline
– 3 September 2013 :
45th DPS Late Abstract Submission Deadline – 9:00pm ET
REMINDER: CALL FOR DPS 2013 PRIZE NOMINATIONS
Every year the DPS recognizes exceptional achievement in our field. It is time to consider nominating a respected colleague for one of the annual DPS prizes.
· The Gerard P. Kuiper Prize honors outstanding contributions to the field of planetary science.
· The Harold C. Urey Prize recognizes outstanding achievement in planetary research by a young scientist.
· The Harold Masursky Award acknowledges outstanding service to planetary science and exploration.
· The Carl Sagan Medal recognizes and honors outstanding communication by an active planetary scientist to the general public.
For all the above prizes the deadline is April 26, 2013. Detailed descriptions of each of the prizes and the criteria for nominees for each can be found at prizes. The nomination form and instructions can also be retrieved from this website.
The completed nomination form and supporting material should be emailed to [email protected].
· The Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Sciences Journalism Award recognizes and stimulates distinguished popular writing on planetary sciences. Deadline for nominations for 2013 is April 15, 2013. See : prizes/eberhart .
All material must be sent to: Vishnu Reddy, DPS Press Officer at [email protected]
Anyone may submit a nomination. A completed nomination will be retained and considered by the Prize Subcommittee for three years, or as long as the nominee is eligible, whichever is less. Past nominees may be re-nominated after the expiration of a prior nomination. A posthumous nomination is allowed for a limited time after the nominee’s death, except for the Sagan Medal. For specific details, see the URLs noted above.
TRAINING OPPORTUNITY: STEREO PROCESSING OF PLANETARY IMAGERY USING SOCET SET®
The Planetary Photogrammetry Guest Facility at the Astrogeology Sci. Ctr. of USGS would like to announce a FREE training opportunity on the production of topographic maps from planetary images using BAE’s SOCET SET®. The training will cover hands-on procedures for surface extraction from Mars HiRISE images, including an overview of ISIS and SOCET SET, data import and export, orientation procedures, multisensor triangulation, manual and automated DTM extraction, and editing.
If you are interested in participating, please email us at the address below with your name, title, affiliation, and full contact information. Please include your preferred dates to attend and a statement describing your interest in the training. Seating is limited, so please reply ASAP.
1. Training is 3 days, starting Monday or Tuesday.
2. Training will focus on HiRISE, but we can advise participants on the suitability of different sensors for their research projects.
3. If you would like to stay longer to process your own datasets, please let us know so we can schedule additional visits for further production time.
Please let us know if you require further information. Thank you.
Dr. Raad Saleh
Email: [email protected]
NOAO CALL FOR PROPOSALS DEADLINE 28 MARCH 2013
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory announces the availability of observing time for the 2013B semester, August 2013-January 2014. The facilities available this semester include the Gemini North and South telescopes, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (including SOAR), Kitt Peak National Observatory (including WIYN), community-access time with the Keck 10-m telescopes, as well as time available on the Subaru 8.2-m telescope and the 4-m Anglo-Australian Telescope through exchange programs.
Please see the NOAO Proposal Information page for details of instrumentation, observing modes, schedules, and proposal submission instructions.
You can send any comments, questions, or suggestions to the DPS Jobs Czar at: [email protected]
THREE POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN BLACK HOLE ASTROPHYSICS (OBSERVATIONS, THEORY, SIMULATIONS) IN TOULOUSE, FRANCE
Applications are invited for three postdoctoral positions in the area of black holes astrophysics for a period of 2 years, within the CHAOS project, funded by the French Research National Agency. CHAOS is a joint project between three different world-leading institutes: IPAG (Grenoble), AIM (CEA Saclay/Paris) and IRAP (Toulouse). The three different positions are available precisely in:
– High energy processes around compact objects at IPAG/Grenoble (with Dr. Petrucci, Profs. Ferreira and Henri) with competences in radiative transfer.
– Observational properties in black holes astrophysics at CEA Saclay (with Prof. Corbel and Dr. Rodriguez) with emphasis given on the observational coupling between accretion and ejection process, and the broad-band spectral energy distribution of black hole transients.
– Modelling high energy processes in the X-ray corona and jets of accreting black holes at IRAP/Toulouse (with Dr. Malzac and Dr. Belmont) with competences in numerical simulations and a good knowledge of radiation processes in astrophysical plasmas.
Minimum qualifications include a PhD degree or higher in astronomy, physics or related field. The positions are for two years with an average annual salary of 24 000 €. Ample funding for conferences, collaborations, personal equipment and publication is available. Applicants should submit a resume, a publication list and a brief research statement by e-mail to jobs(at)chaos-project.fr. They should also arrange for three reference letters to be sent to this e-mail address. Review of applications will begin on April 30th and continue until the positions are filled. The CHAOS project is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.
More details at http://www.chaos-project.fr/
See also: PLANETARY MEETING CALENDAR ADDITIONS
Posted at http://planetarynews.org/meetings.html
A) 10TH INTERNATIONAL PLANETARY PROBE WORKSHOP
17 – 21 June, 2013,
San Jose State University, San Jose, California
Short Course: Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems 15 – 16 June 2013
EXTENDED ABSTRACT DEADLINE : 3 APRIL 2013
Join us for the 10 International Planetary Probe
Workshop (IPPW-10), hosted by San Jose State University, June 17 – 21, 2013. The 10th Probe Workshop brings together engineers, technologists, scientists, mission designers, space agency leaders, and students from around the world for a week-long collaboration focused on exploration of Solar System atmospheres and surfaces using atmospheric entry and descent probes and aerial vehicles. Preceding the workshop, a 2-day short course on Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) Systems is offered on June 15-16.
B) EUROPEAN PLANETARY SCIENCE CONGRESS 2013
University College London
08 – 13 September 2013, London, United Kingdom
Abstract deadline: 06 May 2013.
We invite the world-wide community of planetary scientists to submit an abstract for presentation of their recent work at the EPSC 2013 Meeting, which will take place at the University College London, United Kingdom, 08-13 September 2013.
London is of course one of the great cities of the world, and the meeting is well placed in the city centre.
The meeting will consist of oral and poster sessions, as well as workshop-style sessions. We expect a very well attended meeting, with many high quality presentations.
The current list of over 80 sessions is organized around the following topics:
TP Terrestrial Planets
GP Giant Planet Systems
MG Magnetospheres and Space Physics
MTI Missions, Techniques and Industry
EX Exoplanets and Origins
SB Small Bodies
PD Planetary Dynamics
LF Laboratory and Field Investigations
OEP Outreach, Education, and Policy
AM Amateur Astronomy
CP Comparative Planetology
The scientific program and abstract submission are accessible at:
Please browse the list of sessions and identify the session that most closely matches your area of interest; your abstract can then be submitted directly to that session.
The session conveners, together with the Scientific Organizing Committee, will finalize the science program shortly after the abstract deadline.
Information on registration, accommodation, travel routes, visa requirements and social events will become available soon on the meeting web site.
Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested.
We look forward to seeing you in London.
The SOC and Copernicus