Newsletter 15-31

Issue 15-31, July 31, 2015












Since unplanned server maintenance kept the DPS online voting website offline for most of
July 29 and 30, we have extended the deadline to vote for one (business) day until Monday,
August 3, 2015. If you tried to vote on July 29 or 30 and were not able to access the site,
please accept our apologies and try again.


Thank you to those who have already voted!


The 2015 election for DPS Vice-Chair and Committee is now open, and will close on August 3rd 2015.


Go to 

You will need your AAS member login ID (which defaults to your membership number), and
your password. If you haven’t registered or renewed your DPS membership recently, you are
getting this e-mail because we are using large recent DPS lists, but you may actually not be an
active member anymore… So, please check your status now and renew if you haven’t done so
already at  ( This will allow you to vote and benefit from all membership


If you have trouble voting on line, the AAS can do a proxy vote and vote on your behalf
(send an e-mail to [email protected]). You will still get an automated email confirmation and a
separate manual email, both with who you voted for and a confirmation number.


You should vote for one of the two candidates for Vice-Chair:

o Lucy McFadden, Goddard Space Flight Center

o Ralph McNutt, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory


The elected Vice-Chair will take his/her functions in November 2015 and will become the
DPS Chair in October 2016.


You should also vote for two of the five candidates for DPS Committee: 

o Adrienne Dove, Univ. Central Florida

o Gianrico Filacchione, Institute for Astrophysics and Planetary Science from Space

o Paul Hayne, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

o Carly Howett, Southwest Research Institute

o Joe Spitale, Planetary Science Institute


The successful candidates will serve on the Committee for three years after November 2015.


The detailed vitae and position statements for each of the candidates is linked from the main election page,


If you find you’re having difficulties voting, it may be that your registration with DPS has expired.
Please go to the Member Pages ( and click the Member Profile link to review
your information. Or ask [email protected]for assistance.


Voting is one of your privileges as a DPS member, so please take a moment to vote!


Thank you!



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Anne Verbiscer, DPS Secretary ([email protected]


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Anne J. Verbiscer
Research Associate Professor
Department of Astronomy
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4325