Issue 16-20, June 7, 2016
- MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR: PUBLICATION SURVEY
- REMINDER: DPS 48/EPSC 11 ABSTRACT DEADLINE MOVED UP ONE DAY TO JUNE 22
- SBAG 15 MEETING REGISTRATION
- SBAG STEERING COMMITTEE CANDIDATE SOLICITATION
- JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR: PUBLICATION SURVEY
At the Members’ Meeting in National Harbor I was pleased to see the general
interest and engagement on publication matters. Last December, in a message
from the chair (news/message-chair-icarus-agreement-reached),
I informed you about the details of the agreement that we made with Elsevier
regarding Icarus and the formation of a Publications Subcommittee. That
Subcommittee has assembled a survey that we would like you to take.
Shortly, you will be sent a link from the AAS SurveyMonkey account inviting
you to take the survey. I encourage you to take some of your time to respond
so that the DPS Committee can get a strong sense of your ideas and desires
regarding our strategy for planetary publication matters and how it might evolve
in the future.
The Publications Subcommittee has written up a brief overview and background
for the survey that you can find here:
Look for the survey coming in the next couple of days.
Jason W. Barnes
REMINDER: DPS 48/EPSC 11 ABSTRACT DEADLINE MOVED UP ONE
DAY TO JUNE 22
As a result of the AAS moving to new offices this month, we have moved up
the abstract deadline for this Fall’s DPS/EPSC meeting in Pasadena to
Wednesday June 22 at 9:00 PM (21:00) Eastern Daylight Time. The AAS
will be physically unplugging the servers to migrate them to the new offices
on the old deadline date. Apologies for the change, but it’s the best solution
under the circumstances. Please update your calendars with the new date:
9:00 PM EDT Wednesday June 22, 2016
SBAG 15 MEETING REGISTRATION
Registration for the SBAG 15 meeting in now available from the SBAG
SBAG 15 Meeting
June 28 – June 30, 2016
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Additional logistical details and the agenda are also available on the SBAG
website as well.
If you plan to attend the SBAG 15 meeting, please register. Registration is
free but is used for planning purposes and to document community interest in
SBAG meetings, to ensure continued support.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, and I’m looking forward
to a productive meeting at the end of the month.
SBAG STEERING COMMITTEE CANDIDATE SOLICITATION
Dear SBAG community,
The SBAG (Small Bodies Assessment Group) Steering Committee is composed
of members who represent the diverse nature of the small bodies community.
The Steering Committee organizes SBAG meetings, drafts and edits findings
relating to topics of interest to the small bodies community, and provides input
to NASA on topics relating to the science of small bodies, the use of small bodies
in support of human space activities, technology relating to the exploration and
utilization of small bodies, and planetary defense. Each member serves a multi-year
term. There are three positions open on the SBAG Steering Committee starting in
August 2016. We are looking for candidates in the following areas:
* SBAG Planetary Defense Lead – Serve as a Steering Committee member and
lead SBAG activities relating to topics of planetary defense at SBAG meetings and
Steering Committee discussions. Three-year term.
* Outer Solar System Small Bodies Expert – Serve as a SBAG Steering Committee
member and provide specific expertise on topics and issues related to the science of
small bodies in the outer Solar System, to complement the expertise of the continuing
Steering Committee members. The Steering Committee already has specific expertise
relating to comets, so this position is intended to be for an expert in KBOs, Jupiter
Trojans, small moons of the outer planets, and/or Centaurs. Three-year term.
* Member with any expertise relevant to SBAG – The Steering Committee tries to
maintain expertise in several specific areas, including those mentioned above, but
also wants to represent a broad cross-section of the small bodies community, and
seeks potential members who are interested in small bodies topics, regardless of
specific expertise. The intent of describing this position this way is to encourage
potential candidates from across the community (candidates for the first two
positions will automatically be considered as well). Three-year term.
To indicate your willingness to serve in any of these positions, please email
Tim Swindle ([email protected]) by June 23, 2016, and include a two- to
The current Steering Committee will select new members at the 15th Meeting of
SBAG, June 28-30, 2016.
Incoming SBAG Chair
JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
A) POSTDOC – IONOSPHERIC RADIO OCCULTATIONS AT SATURN,
TITAN, AND MARS
The Center for Space Physics at Boston University invites applications
for a postdoctoral researcher position supervised by Professor Paul Withers.
The research will involve the analysis of radio occultation observations of
the ionospheres of Saturn, Titan, and Mars. Candidates should possess
a PhD degree in a relevant field. Experience conducting research on planetary
ionospheres is desirable. The salary offered will be competitive and
commensurate with experience. Funding is available for two years with
the possibility of extension. The appointment is expected to begin as soon
as possible after 1 September 2016. Please contact Paul Withers
([email protected]) for further information.
Applications should be sent by email to Paul Withers ([email protected]).
The application should be submitted in PDF format and contain a curriculum
vitae, statement of research interests, and contact information for three
referees. Review of applications will begin on 1 July 2016. Women and
underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Boston University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Send submissions to:
Anne Verbiscer, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
To change your address email [email protected].