Issue 15-37, August 27, 2015
- UPCOMING DEADLINES FOR THE 47th DPS MEETING IN NATIONAL HARBOR, MD
- HARTMANN TRAVEL GRANTS FOR 47th DPS MEETING
- EUGENE M. SHOEMAKER IMPACT CRATERING AWARD DEADLINE APPROACHING
- UNDERGRADUATE INSTRUMENT SOLICITATION RELEASED
- NASA PLANETARY SCIENCE DIVISION SEEKS VOLUNTEER REVIEWERS
- JOBS/POSITIONS OPPORTUNITIES
- UPCOMING MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
UPCOMING DEADLINES 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
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
The DPS is grateful to our Meeting Sponsors:
Universities Space Research Association (USRA)
University of Arizona Press
Southwest Research Institute
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 TOMORROW 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.
EUGENE M. SHOEMAKER IMPACT CRATERING AWARD DEADLINE APPROACHING
The Eugene M. Shoemaker Impact Cratering Award is for undergraduate or graduate students, of any
nationality, working in any country, in the disciplines of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, astronomy,
or biology. The award, which will include $2500, is to be applied for the study of impact craters, either
on Earth or on the other solid bodies in the solar system, which areas of study may include but shall not
necessarily be limited to impact cratering processes, the bodies (asteroidal or cometary) that make the
impacts, or the geological, chemical or biological results of impact cratering. Faculty are urged to post
flyers about the opportunity in their institutions. Students interested in pursuing impact crater studies
are encouraged to review the application process and deadlines.
Application deadline: September 11, 2015
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT INSTRUMENT SOLICITATION RELEASED
The Undergraduate Student Instrument Project (USIP) Student Flight Research Opportunity solicits
proposals from U.S. educational institutions to develop and fly a science and/or technology payload
on a sounding rocket, balloon, aircraft, suborbital reusable launch vehicle (sRLV), or CubeSat launched
on an orbital launch vehicle.
NOIs are due 10/1/2015 and proposals 11/20/2015.
For more information see: http://tinyurl.com/USIP15
NASA PLANETARY SCIENCE DIVISION SEEKS VOLUNTEER REVIEWERS
The Planetary Science Division is now seeking volunteers to serve as reviewers for proposals from
the following ROSES-2015 programs:
ROSES 2015 C.19 Hayabusa2 Participating Scientist Program
ROSES 2015 C.14 Planetary Science and Technology Through Analog Research
ROSES 2015 C.9 Mars Data Analysis Program
ROSES 2015 C.3 Solar System Workings
All volunteer review forms are available at:
A) POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN PLANETARY SCIENCE
PURDUE UNIVERSITY, WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA
Purdue University’s program in planetary science has an opening for a PhD researcher to model
the evolution of crater-generated porosity in the lunar crust using a crater terrain evolution model
in conjunction with constraints from GRAIL gravity data. A PhD in physics, geophysics or
planetary science and experience in modeling is required along with familiarity with computer
languages such as FORTRAN or C in a LINUX environment. The position is available immediately
and will run for approximately 1 year with the possibility of extension pending availability of funding.
Please send a vita, bibliography and the names of three referees to Professor H. Jay Melosh, Earth
and Atmospheric Sciences Department, 550 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907, or to
[email protected] by October 31, 2015. A background check is required for employment in this position.
Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans
are encouraged to apply.
B) TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS:
ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR RANK –
DYNAMIC COMPRESSION SCIENCE (EXPERIMENTALISTS)
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, PULLMAN, WA
For more details, please see:
A) Enabling Transiting Exoplanet Science with JWST
November 16-18, 2015
Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland
This workshop will provide a forum for the exoplanet community to learn about and discuss the
capabilities of JWST to characterize transiting exoplanets. Talks will inform potential observers
about the cutting edge science that JWST will enable. Discussion sessions will allow for community
dialog on how best to enable exoplanet science with JWST. As JWST proposal opportunities approach,
this workshop will serve as an important opportunity to understand how JWST will impact the field
of exoplanet science.
Joanna Barstow (Oxford)
Adam Burrows (Princeton)
David Charbonneau (Harvard)
Nicolas Cowan (Amherst)
Neale Gibson (ESO)
Mercedes Lopez-Morales (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
Victoria Meadows (Washington)
Caroline Morley (UC Santa Cruz)
For more information/to register for this workshop: http://www.cvent.com/d/l4qtdl
Questions regarding this workshop can be directed to the SOC/coordinator at: [email protected].
Dr. Nikole Lewis, Chair, Scientific Organizing Committee
Space Telescope Science Institute
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
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