Issue 15-38, September 1, 2015
- EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE 47th DPS MEETING IN NATIONAL HARBOR, MD
- PLANETARY SCIENCE GRADUATE PROGRAM CLEARINGHOUSE
- EXOPLANET SCHOOL IN JERUSALEM
- JOBS/POSITIONS OPPORTUNITIES
EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE 47th DPS MEETING IN NATIONAL HARBOR
The Early Registration Deadline is TODAY September 1, 2015.
Full Registration for Full DPS Members increases from $560 to $630 if you register after September 1.
National Harbor, MD, 8-13 November 2015 at the Gaylord National Harbor
* Important dates
1 September 2015 DPS 47 Early Registration Deadline – TODAY
8 October 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
PLANETARY SCIENCE GRADUATE PROGRAM CLEARINGHOUSE
Do you advise undergraduates on where to apply to grad school? Do you have trouble
remembering all the programs and keeping up to date? Do you want to get the word out on
your own graduate program? The DPS Education & Public Outreach Subcommittee has
assembled a listing of institutions offering graduate degrees with a focus on planetary science:
So, please send this link to students you mentor and mailing lists of majors.
We especially want the list to be up-to-date and accurate, so please also send it to your own
graduate admissions liaisons for updates and corrections. Application deadlines are imminent,
so please help get the word out! There is a “let us know” link on the page for sending updates
Dave Klassen & Bonnie Meinke
Education Subcommittee, Division for Planetary Sciences, American Astronomical Society
EXOPLANET SCHOOL IN JERUSALEM
The Israeli Institute for Advanced Studies is happy to announce the 33rd Jerusalem Winter
School on Exoplanets. The school, aimed at advanced graduate students and postdocs, will
take place in Jerusalem, Israel, from Dec 28, 2015 – Jan 8, 2016, with Profs. Dave Stevenson
(Caltech) and Re’em Sari (Hebrew University) as directors. Lecturers include Dave Charbonneau,
Tristan Guillot, Yoram Lithwick, Tsevi Mazeh, Ruth Murray-Clay, Adam Showman, Giovanna
Tinetti and Scott Tremaine.
Through systematic lectures on the foundations of planetary origin, evolution and structure,
this school will provide the background needed to explore and interpret the remarkable detection
of thousands of exoplanets around other stars. This sets the stage for a more detailed understanding
of their properties and system architecture in the coming decade.
The school also organizes several excursions in Israel, including inspiring visits to the old city of
Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and Masada. Some financial aid is available for those who need it.
Application to the school is through http://www.as.huji.ac.il/content/exoplanets
A) TWO TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSORS IN ASTRONOMY AND
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University
(www.physics.nau.edu) is seeking excellent candidates for two tenure-track positions in
astronomy and/or planetary science at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August, 2016.
The minimum qualification is an earned doctorate in astronomy, planetary science, or a related
field. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated interest or ability to develop a research
program that involves undergraduates and graduate students; a demonstrated record of publications
and/or extramural funding in astronomy and/or planetary science; evidence of high quality teaching
and commitment to student success; expertise in exoplanets, astro-informatics, astro-chemistry,
astronomical instrumentation, and/or observational astronomy specializing in Solar System
objects, exoplanets, or related topics; and the ability to work with students, colleagues, and
community members from diverse cultures. The search will remain open until the position is filled
or closed; however, the screening committee will begin reviewing applications on October 12, 2015.
Please see www.nau.edu/hr for full position announcement [position number 602152].
NAU is an AA/EO/MWDV Employer.
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