Issue 17-31, July 31, 2017
- REMINDER: DPS EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE MONDAY 31 JULY 2017
- REMINDER: PLEASE VOTE IN THE 2017 DPS ELECTION
- ASTROBIOLOGY 2017
- VEXAG MEETING #15 CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS AND REGISTRATION
- VEXAG CALL FOR STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
- MARS EXPLORATION SCIENCE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR JULY 2017
REMINDER: DPS EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE MONDAY 31 JULY 2017
REMINDER: PLEASE VOTE IN THE 2017 DPS ELECTION
The 2017 election for DPS Vice-Chair and Committee is now open, and will
close TODAY July 31st 2017.
Please remember to vote!
Go to https://aas.org/vote/
You will need your AAS member login ID (which defaults to your membership
number), and your password.
If you have trouble voting on line, the AAS can do a proxy vote and vote on your
behalf (send an e-mail to [email protected]). You will still get an automated email
confirmation and a separate manual email, both with who you voted for and a
You should vote for one of the two candidates for Vice-Chair:
o Reggie Hudson, Goddard Space Flight Center
o Linda Spilker, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The elected Vice-Chair will take his/her functions in October 2017 and will
become the DPS Chair in October 2018.
You should also vote for two of the five candidates for DPS Committee:
o Michele Bannister, Queens University, Belfast
o Terry Hurford, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
o David Morrison, NASA Ames Research Center
o Michael “Migo” Mueller, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Netherlands
o Padma Yanamandra-Fisher, Space Science Institute
The successful candidates will serve on the Committee for three years after
The detailed vitae and position statements for each of the candidates is linked
from the main election page,
It is very important for all DPS Members to participate to these elections, so
please take a moment to vote TODAY!
Dear colleagues, please distribute widely!
Find below exciting news for Astrobiology 2017. This conference will take
place in the beautiful Chilean Patagonia in Coyhaique
(November 26-December 1, 2017). http://www.astrobiology2017.org
ORAL CONTRIBUTION DEADLINE APPROACHING The oral contribution
submission deadline has been extended to Friday, August 4, 2017. Please note
that a link to the abstract submission form is sent to you after the registration
process is completed. The SOC will select oral papers after their review. The
notification of acceptance is expected to be sent out on August 25, 2017.
POSTER CONTRIBUTION AND REGULAR REGISTRATION DEADLINE
For those that wish to present a poster at Astrobiology 2017, the deadline coincides
with the end of the regular registration period, October 13. The submission process
is the same as for oral contributions, and the selected posters are expected to be
announced a couple of weeks after the deadline.
TRAINING SCHOOL There are only 21 available seats left at the Training
School. Register soon to secure yours. The two day training school with lectures
on basics of Astrobiology will take place in Santiago during the Friday-Saturday
preceding the conference (November 24-25), and it is open to early-career
participants. For more information on the training school, including the program,
please click http://astrobiology2017.org/training-school/.
PARTICIPANTS The number of participants of Astrobiology 2017 keeps
growing! For an updated list of participants, follow:
EXPLORE PATAGONIA There are several alternatives to explore Patagonia
before and after the meeting at http://astrobiology2017.org/coyhaique-tours/ .
Make sure you don’t miss this chance to see one of the most wonderful landscapes
FOLLOW US Pre-register at the bottom of http://astrobiology2017.org
With best regards,
Patricio Rojo (LOC’s chair)
VEXAG MEETING #15 CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS AND REGISTRATION
Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VEXAG) Meeting #15 will be held on
Tuesday-Thursday, November 14-16, 2016 at the Applied Physics
Laboratory (APL), Laurel Maryland, hosted by Noam Izenberg.
Current plans are:
November 14, 2017 (Tuesday) – NASA and Mission Reports
November 15, 2017 (Wednesday) – Venus Science and Technology Reports
November 16, 2017 (Thursday) – VEXAG Activities and Future Meetings
(adjourn at mid-day).
Abstracts are solicited for all topics related to Venus science,
applicable technologies, modeling techniques and the study of
Venus-like exoplanets. Please submit a one-page abstract in LPSC format
for your oral or poster presentation to the LPI Portal for this
by September 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Saving Time
(GMT-5). Posting of the full program is anticipated in October.
If you are attending in person or via Web-EX and haven’t done so
already, please enter your name on the Meeting Registration/Intent to
Attend Form on the VEXAG Web-Site:
VEXAG CALL FOR STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
VEXAG is seeking a volunteer for VEXAG Steering Committee members to
replace those who have successfully completed their service to the
community. This new member will start late this year, commencing with
the next VEXAG Meeting at APL on November 14-16, 2017. The term will
run for three years.
Also, the VEXAG Early Career Scholars Focus Group is looking for
interested group members.
If you are interested, send your resume and a statement of how you
could contribute to VEXAG to Bob Grimm and Martha Gilmore, VEXAG Chair
and Deputy Chair ([email protected], [email protected]) by
August 25, 2017.
VEXAG activities for the next three years are expected to be community
building with an emphasis on:
Preparing for the next Planetary Science Decadal Survey
Venus Exploration Goals, Objectives, and Strategies
Technology Development and Laboratory Measurements
Early Career and Young Scholar Development
VEXAG (http://www.lpi.usra.edu/vexag/) is a community-based forum
established in July 2005 to assess scientific priorities and strategies
for exploration of Venus. VEXAG is currently composed of a chair and
five Focus Groups, where the Focus Groups actively solicit input from
the Venus community on the topics listed above.
MARS EXPLORATION SCIENCE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR JULY 2017
To the Mars Community,
On behalf of Jeff Johnson (MEPAG Chair), Dave Beaty, Rich Zurek, and
James Ashley of the Mars Program Science Office. As before, the
newsletter can also be found on the web at:
Please send your Mars community announcements and calendar items for
inclusion in the newsletter to Barbara at:
Send submissions to:
Anne Verbiscer, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
To change your address email [email protected]