Issue 15-33, August 5, 2015
- MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR: 2015 DPS ELECTION RESULTS
- ABSTRACT DEADLINE FOR 47th DPS MEETING IN NATIONAL HARBOR
- HARTMANN TRAVEL GRANTS FOR 47th DPS MEETING
- VATICAN OBSERVATORY SUMMER SCHOOL 2016
- SIXTH ANNUAL PLANETARY SCIENCE SHORT COURSE
- JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR: 2015 DPS ELECTION RESULTS
Dear DPS members,
I am very pleased to announce the results of the 2015 DPS election. We welcome Lucy McFadden
as incoming Vice-Chair, and as DPS Committee members, we welcome Carly Howett and Joe Spitale.
The DPS relies on its membership to volunteer for leadership, so we thank all of our members who
were willing to run for elected positions.
As my term comes to an end in November, I am confident that DPS will be in good hands as these
new leaders join our current strong Committee and Jason Barnes takes over as Chair.
ABSTRACT DEADLINE FOR THE 47TH DPS MEETING IN NATIONAL HARBOR
National Harbor, MD, 8-13 November 2015 at the Gaylord National Harbor
DPS members you are invited to attend the 47th Annual DPS meeting!
* Important dates
25 August 2015: Regular Abstract deadline, coming up quickly!
Other important dates:
24 August 2015 DPS 47 Exhibitor Deadline
1 September 2015 DPS 47 Early Registration Deadline
8 September 2015 DPS 47 Regular Registration Deadline
– 24 September 2015: 47th DPS Late Abstract Submission Deadline – 9:00pm ET
– 8 October 2015: 47th DPS Hotel Reservations Deadline
HARTMANN TRAVEL GRANTS FOR 47TH DPS MEETING
A generous contribution from William K. Hartmann, supplemented by member contributions
and matching funds from the DPS Committee, has enabled a limited number of student travel
grants to assist participation by early-career scientists at the annual DPS meeting.
Application details are at meetings/travel_grant_application.
Travel grants are primarily intended for students, but post-doctoral scientists without other
means of support will also be considered.
The due date for applications is August 28, 2015 11:59 PM.
The DPS Leadership is also soliciting additional contributions from members for the Hartmann
Fund. Your tax-deductible gift promotes the careers of our next generation of planetary scientists.
Thanks so much for your generosity.
VATICAN OBSERVATORY SUMMER SCHOOL 2016
Vatican Observatory Summer School 2016: Water in the Solar System and Beyond
Students beginning graduate studies or in the last stages of undergraduate studies in astronomy,
planetary sciences, or related fields are invited to apply for the 15th biennial Vatican Observatory
Summer School to be held May 29 to June 24, 2016 at the Vatican Observatory, Castel Gandolfo,
Italy. The school will address the latest developments in our understanding of the role that water
plays in the origin and chemical development of comets, asteroids, icy moons, and planets including
our own Earth, and in astrobiology. Curriculum includes research projects, plus field trips to
Florence and other sites in Italy. The faculty include M. Wadhwa (ASU), A. Rivkin (APL), A.
Coustenis (LESIA Paris), C. Impey (UAz), and occasional guest lecturers.
For more details, and to apply for admission, visit www.vaticanobservatory.va
Application deadline is Oct 31, 2015.
SIXTH ANNUAL PLANETARY SCIENCE SHORT COURSE
September 8-14, 2015
The Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (http://cpsx.uwo.ca) and the NSERC CREATE
program “Technologies and Techniques for Earth and Space Exploration” (http://create.uwo.ca) are
pleased to announce the 6th annual Planetary Science Short Course, which will run September 8th
to 14th. Topics to be covered include origin of the solar system and planet formation; planetary
interiors; planetary surfaces; astromaterials, planetary atmospheres; astrobiology, and exoplanets.
Details on the course can be found here:
This course will run at the University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada and is suitable for
senior undergraduate and graduate students students. Questions? Please contact [email protected].
JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
A) RESEARCH ASSOCIATE AT LASP TO ANALYZE DATA FROM THE LANGMUIR PROBE
AND WAVES INSTRUMENT ON MAVEN
The Space Physics and Planetary group at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP),
University of Colorado is involved in several space flight missions. We have a level 1 (post- doc)
position available, analyzing data from the MAVEN mission. The focus of the level 1 position is on
Mars ionosphere analysis using data from the Langmuir Probe and Waves (LPW) instrument with
support of data from all other instruments on the MAVEN spacecraft.
Candidates with planetary ionosphere data analysis experience are encouraged to apply. We will also
consider candidates with instrument hardware experience. Examples of the primary work tasks include:
instrument operation, data production, and software development.
The successful candidate will be working closely with Dr. Andersson and Prof. Ergun.
The position will initially be a one year contract with a possible extension.
Salary will be commensurate with hiring level, experience and qualifications.
Evaluations will begin immediately and we will continue to accept applications but no longer
than September 1st 2015.
Questions can be sent to [email protected]. Please submit your application electronically to:https://www.jobsatcu.com/hr/postings/101636/preview
Send submissions to:
Anne Verbiscer, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
To change your address email [email protected].
Anne J. Verbiscer
Research Associate Professor
Department of Astronomy
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4325