Issue 15-44, October 8, 2015
- UPCOMING DEADLINES FOR THE 47th DPS MEETING IN NATIONAL HARBOR, MD
- FROM THE FEDERAL RELATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIR
- AAS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
- EDUCATION WORKSHOPS AT DPS
- JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
UPCOMING DEADLINES FOR THE 47th DPS MEETING IN NATIONAL HARBOR, MD
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
TODAY 8 October 2015 DPS 47 Regular Registration Deadline
And also TODAY:
– 8 October: 47th DPS Hotel Reservations Deadline
The DPS is grateful to our Meeting Sponsors:
Universities Space Research Association (USRA)
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
University of Arizona Press
Southwest Research Institute
Space Telescope Science Institute
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
Space Science Institute
FROM THE FEDERAL RELATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIR:
FRS MEMBER SOLICITATION AND
POLICY-RELATED ACTIVITIES AT DPS NATIONAL HARBOR
FRS seeks 2 new members and 1 student member
If you are interested in serving on the FRS, please send an email discussing
your interest and your CV to [email protected] by October 18. (Students:
please discuss with your advisor first.) New members will be announced at
DPS National Harbor.
Communicating with Congress – Workshop at DPS National Harbor
Sunday, November 8, 9am-noon. This workshop is a great opportunity to learn
about effective ways of communicating your science to members of Congress
and other stakeholders. If you are interested in participating, please please go to
and fill out the form by October 18.
You will be asked to submit your contact information, your current position
(students and junior members welcome!) and a few other items of information.
The workshop is free, but space is limited. Participants will be chosen to maximize
career level, demographic, and geographic representation. (Please note that given
the nature of the meeting schedule and the schedule of Congressional staff, we
can’t guarantee that we’ll be successful in getting Hill meetings for everyone.
This is an experiment, so we will see how it goes! No matter what, the workshop
will be valuable and prepare you for future Hill visits and other communication.)
Hosted by the DPS FRS and the American Geophysical Union.
Planetary science in turbulent budget times – Panel at DPS National Harbor
Thursday, November 12, at noon. A panel of planetary policy experts will discuss
the current state of planetary science policy, a look toward the future, and a
discussion of how to advocate successfullly for our science. Hosted by the DPS FRS.
Congressional briefing during DPS National Harbor
DPS will be hosting a lunchtime planetary science briefing on Capitol Hill for
Congressional staff and other Washington stakeholders. Details are still being
worked; stay tuned for more information. Hosted by AAS/DPS FRS.
AAS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
During the November DPS meeting, the AAS Oral History Project will be
interviewing planetary scientists who started their careers during the years
of the Apollo Project. These interviews are archived at the American
Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library and Archives, and are made available
for scholarly use to historians. The emphasis is on scientists who are well along
in their careers. Interviews will be recorded in a session lasting about one and a
half hours, and will later be transcribed so that the interviewee can make any
necessary editorial changes before the final version is placed in the archive.
Interested parties should look for a sign-up sheet in the exhibit area during the
first day or two of the DPS meeting.
EDUCATION WORKSHOPS AT DPS
BROADENING YOUR IMPACT: A WORKSHOP FOR SCIENTISTS
ENGAGED IN EDUCATION AND PUBLIC OUTREACH
(OR WHO WANT TO GET INVOLVED)
Please join your fellow scientists for a half day workshop about how to get
involved in education and outreach, and how to have the most impact with
your efforts, on Sunday morning, November 8th from 9am to noon. We will
share tried-and-true techniques, best practices, and useful resources and activities.
Topics will include participants sharing resources from their own work in a
“share-a-thon”, presentation of resources for teaching and outreach, and one-on-one
and small group discussions. Topics may include resources for higher education
classes, writing broader impact statements for grants, press releases, partnering in
education and public outreach, and evaluation. Final topics will be determined by
participants, register early to cast your vote! Contact Sanlyn Buxner,
[email protected] with questions!
To register, complete the survey here:
DPS 2015 FIRST TIME PRESENTER’S REVIEW –
(DPS MEETING 2015 NATIONAL HARBOR)
Is the DPS 2015 your first conference presentation (oral or poster?) Nervous?
Would you like advice? Join others like you for this educational opportunity to
get feedback from seasoned presenters at the First Timers’ Review on Sunday
afternoon, November 8th, (Room – Woodrow Wilson A). Undergraduates,
Graduate Students, and new Post-Docs are all welcome for this event from
12pm to 2:30pm that includes lunch. If you would like to participate in the First
Time Presenters’ Review, please register now at
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015_DPS_1st_Timers. If you have any
questions, or are a seasoned presenter that would like to add your voice to the
review, please contact Andy Shaner at [email protected].
JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
A) ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PLANETARY SCIENCES
University of California, Santa Cruz
Application Deadline: November 24, 2015
B) POSTDOC POSITIONS IN BRAZIL
The Group of Orbital Dynamics & Planetology invites applications for
post-doc positions. There are 4 positions that will be funded by FAPESP
(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo). The candidates
must have experience on Planetary Dynamics and/or Spacecraft Dynamics.
The projects to be developed are the following:
– Spin-orbit coupling in solar system dynamics;
– Problems in orbital dynamics involving small bodies under gravitational
– Dynamics of narrow planetary rings and small satellites;
– Attitude and orbit analysis for a mission to a triple asteroid system;
The projects will be developed in one of the following institutions:
I) São Paulo State University – UNESP in Guaratinguetá;
II) National Institute for Space Research – INPE in São José dos Campos;
Applicants should send a statement of research interest and a curriculum vitae
with a list of publications to:
Prof. Othon Winter (email: [email protected])
Send submissions to:
Anne Verbiscer, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
Anne J. Verbiscer
Research Associate Professor
Department of Astronomy
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4325