Issue 17-19, April 30, 2017
- DPS ELECTIONS 2017: CANDIDATE SLATE
- NASA FRONTIER DEVELOPMENT LAB 2017 CALL FOR APPLICANTS
- EPSC 2017 SESSIONS ON OUTER PLANET SYSTEMS
- EPSC 2017 SESSION ON PLANETARY AEROSOLS AND CLOUDS
- EPSC 2017 SESSION ON CERES AND VESTA
DPS ELECTIONS 2017: CANDIDATE SLATE
The DPS Nominating Subcommittee has identified the following candidates
for the 2017 DPS elections for Vice Chair and Committee :
Vice-Chair (1 to be elected):
o Reggie Hudson, Goddard Space Flight Center
o Linda Spilker, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech
Committee (2 to be elected):
o Michele Bannister, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
o David Morrison, NASA Ames
o Migo Mueller, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
o Padma Yanamandra-Fisher, Space Science Institute
Additional candidates, supported by a petition of at least 20 DPS members,
may be nominated by May 24th. Please send any nominations to the
DPS Secretary, Anne Verbiscer, at [email protected].
NASA FRONTIER DEVELOPMENT LAB 2017 CALL FOR APPLICANTS
NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL) is looking for masters, doctorate or
post-doc researchers with an understanding or interest in one of this year’s
Planetary Defense: Near-Earth Object 3D shape modeling or Comet detection
Space Weather: Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) or Solar-Terrestrial Interactions
Space Resources: Lunar Water or Asteroid Prospecting
Hosted by the SETI Institute and NASA Ames in Mountain View and supported
by leaders in AI from the private sector, such as IBM, Nvidia, and Autodesk,
FDL brings together teams of experts in the physical sciences and specialists in
data science and machine learning for an intense 8-week concentrated study on
topics important to NASA – and to humanity’s future.
The format encourages rapid iteration and prototyping to create outputs with
meaningful application, papers and conference posters.
All participants are paid and provided accommodation and transport in Silicon Valley.
The 2017 8-week program is still accepting qualified participants and will run
June 26 – August 18, 2017.
Applications will be accepted until the closing date of the 19th of May,
although we encourage you to apply sooner to ensure a place.
To learn more about FDL and submit your application, please visit the FDL website at
EPSC 2017 SESSIONS ON OUTER PLANET SYSTEMS
We encourage you to submit an abstract at the European Planetary Science
Congress 2017 to be held in Riga, Latvia, on 17–22 September 2017.
Please note that the abstract deadline is fast approaching: May 3, 2017.
The Outer Planet Systems Theme offers several sessions this year, as follows:
Outer planets systems and Pluto
Convener: A. Coustenis | Co-conveners: S. K. Atreya , G. S. Orton ,
L.N. Fletcher , O. Witasse , N. Altobelli
Ocean worlds and Icy Moons
Convener: E. Turtle | Co-conveners: O. Grasset , J.-P. Lebreton ,
A. Coustenis , F. Tosi
Juno at Jupiter and Supporting Earth-Based Observations
Convener: A. Mura | Co-conveners: S. Bolton , J. Connerney , A. Adriani ,
T. Guillot , G. S. Orton
Aerosols and clouds in planetary atmospheres (co-organized)
Convener: N. Carrasco | Co-conveners: A. Määttänen , P. Lavvas
Planetary Geomorphology (co-organized)
Convener: S. Adeli | Co-conveners: A. Johnsson , E. Hauber
Please consider submitting an abstract and informing your colleagues,
We hope to see you in Riga !
With best regards,
For the conveners
EPSC SESSION ON PLANETARY AEROSOLS
The abstract submission for the European Planetary Science Congress 2017
organized in Riga, Latvia, on 17–22 September 2017, is open and the deadline is May 3!
We invite you to submit abstracts to our (co-organized) session OPS4/TP8.2
“Aerosols and clouds in planetary atmospheres”!
Atmospheric aerosols and cloud particles are found in every atmosphere of the
solar system, as well as, in exoplanets. Depending on their size, shape, chemical
composition, latent heat, and distribution, their effect on the radiation budget
varies drastically and is difficult to predict. When organic, aerosols also carry a
strong prebiotic interest reinforced by the presence of heavy atoms such as
nitrogen, oxygen or sulfur.
The aim of the session is to gather presentations on these complex objects for
both terrestrial and giant planet atmospheres, including the special case of
Titan’s hazy atmosphere. All research aspects from their production and
evolution processes, their observation/detection, to their fate and atmospheric
impact are welcomed, including laboratory investigations and modeling.
The ambition of the session is a review effort beginning in our solar system,
and which would be valuable to further investigate atmospheric aerosols in
Spread the word, and see you in Riga!
With best regards,
Nathalie Carrasco, Panayotis Lavvas, Anni Määttänen
EPSC 2017 SESSION ON CERES AND VESTA
this is a reminder for the upcoming abstract submission deadline of the next
EPSC conference (http://www.epsc2017.eu) that will be held in Riga on
17-22 September 2017.
The “Abstract submission deadline” is May 3, 2017, 13:00 CEST.
We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the Session:
SB5 – “Ceres and Vesta – 10th anniversary of Dawn Special Session”.
Session summary: September 2017 marks 10 years since the launch of NASA’s
Dawn mission. Dawn has been the first mission to orbit two different targets in
the main asteroid belt: the largest asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres.
Dawn’s overall results represent a huge leap in our understanding of these bodies.
In this session we welcome contributions that cover: 1) latest results obtained from
the Dawn mission on both Ceres and Vesta, concerning geology, mineralogy,
surface composition and/or geophysics, 2) comparative analysis of Vesta and
Ceres in terms of surface processes, internal structure, thermal evolution and
origins. The goal of this session is to highlight the major achievements of the
Dawn mission, and to illustrate recent discoveries and ongoing work on Vesta
and Ceres through direct analysis of Dawn data, study of analogs and/or
To submit you may use the following link:
Looking forward to see you in Riga,
Send submissions to:
Anne Verbiscer, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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