Issue 16-03, January 22, 2016
- REMINDER: VOTE IN THE 2016 AAS ELECTION
- SIGN UP FOR 2016 AAS CONGRESSIONAL VISITS DAY TODAY
- DPS MEMBER WINS EGU DAVID BATES MEDAL
- OPAG MEETING: PRESENTING R&A NUGGETS
- UPCOMING MEETINGS
- JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
REMINDER: VOTE IN THE 2016 AAS ELECTION
DPS members who are AAS members are reminded to vote in the 2016
AAS election. DPS members Stefanie Milam and Jay Pasachoff are on
the ballot for AAS Councilor. Deadline is 31 January 2016.
SIGN UP FOR 2016 AAS CONGRESSIONAL VISITS DAY TODAY
Do you want to learn how science policy gets made “inside the Beltway?”
Would you like the opportunity to share your passion for science with people
in Congress and the White House? Have you ever run for student government?
If you answered yes to any of these questions and want to help the AAS
advocate for our discipline in Washington, please consider applying to
participate in the 2016 AAS Congressional Visits Day (CVD).
AAS CVD is 15-16 March 2016, and the deadline for signing up is 22 January (TODAY!).
If you’re an AAS member (junior membership counts) and eligible to vote in
the United States, then you should consider signing up for AAS Congressional
Visits Day 2016. The AAS will cover most of your travel expenses. We strongly
encourage undergrads, grad students, and postdocs to apply.
To apply, please complete the CVD form.
For more information about CVD check the AAS Policy Blog post.
If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected] .
We hope to see you in DC in March!
DPS MEMBER WINS EGU DAVID BATES MEDAL
DPS member, Sushil Atreya, has been selected for the David Bates Medal
of the European Geosciences Union for “exceptional contributions to planetary
and solar system sciences”. The medal was established by the EGS (now
EGU) in 1992 in honor of the eminent physicist and mathematician Professor
David Bates and is awarded every other year.
OPAG MEETING: PRESENTING R&A NUGGETS
Dear OPAG Colleagues,
At the upcoming OPAG meeting we will have 30 minutes dedicated
to R&A nuggets, similar to the last OPAG meeting. Please consider
presenting your latest results!
You can find instructions and advice here:
Examples and a template can be found here:
Let us know when you arrive — we hope that you will take advantage
of this opportunity to showcase your research.
A) AOGS 2016 SESSION PS-13: Communicating The Excitement
Of Space Exploration To Audiences In Young Space-faring Nations
Asia Oceania Geosciences Conference 2016
July 31 – Aug 5, Beijing, China
Abstract submission deadline: February 19, 2016
Recent years have seen growth in the number of nations that are
conducting spacecraft missions for planetary science, space science,
and astronomy. China, India, and Japan have flown successful lunar
and planetary missions. Korea and Russia also have plans to enter or
re-enter the arena of space exploration. A challenge for countries with
youthful space exploration programs is to engage their citizens and
communicate an appreciation of the value and excitement of space
exploration. This session will highlight education and public outreach
(EPO) programs, strategies, and technologies, with emphasis on developing
countries and nations that are relatively new to space science and exploration.
We also welcome presentations that describe outreach programs that have
been successful in the U.S., Europe, or elsewhere.
Conveners: Prof. Yongchun Zheng (National Astronomical Observatories,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), Dr. David Blewett (Johns Hopkins
University Applied Physics Laboratory, United States)
B) 31st IUGG Conference on Mathematical Geophysics, Paris.
Geophysics, from Mathematics to Experiments
The 31st edition of the IUGG Conference on Mathematical Geophysics
(CMG) is to be held at the Institut Henri Poincare (Paris) on June 6th to
10th, 2016. CMG covers a wide spectrum of current research topics in
Geophysics: physical based modelling and measurements in Geophysics,
using mathematical and numerical approaches, spanning terrestrial,
atmospheric and oceanic flows, seismology, modelling of seismic sources
and eruptions. This conference is traditionally dedicated to theoretical
and modeling works but in 2016, it will also emphasize works with an
experimental side or related to experimental investigation — in particular
conceptual experiments that address physical mechanisms and scaling l
aws. A dedicated session on Planetary Geophysics is chaired by Ralph
Lorenz (APL) and Norbert Schorghofer (Hawaii).
Please note the dates and visit cmg2016.sciencesconf.org for more
details, abstract templates and schedule. Note that the deadline for
abstract submission has been extended to 31st January 2016. Registration
will open in February.
Questions may be emailed to: [email protected]
JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
A) Tenure Track Faculty in Astronomy and Sabbatical
Replacement Instructor Positions Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, Florida
Brief Posting Description
The Department of Physical Sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University’s Daytona Beach Campus invites applications for a Tenure-Track
faculty position in the astronomical sciences, including planetary science.
Candidates with observational and/or instrumentation experience who are
interested in using the facilities outlined below are especially encouraged
to apply. This 9-month tenure track position may be at any rank: assistant
through full professor. Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. in
astronomy, physics, or related discipline. In addition, one or more sabbatical
replacement instructor positions will be available. Applicants for the latter
must have at least a M.S. degree in physics, astronomy, or related discipline.
All candidates must be available by August 15, 2016.
Applications are under consideration now and the position will remain open
until filled. Completed applications must include a cover letter, full CV,
statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, as well as the
names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional
references. All materials must be submitted through our online application
portal (http://eraucareers.erau.edu). For information on the position and
department, please contact Terry D. Oswalt, Ph.D., Chair, Department
Physical Sciences, [email protected], 386-226-7571. For questions
or help with the application process, please contact Erin Goldesberry,
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