Issue 17-38, September 20, 2017
- DPS 49 BANQUET ANNOUNCEMENT
- REMINDER: ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ICARUS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF POSITION
- A FREE WORKSHOP FOR EARLY-CAREER ASTRONOMERS WHO WANT TO DO BETTER OUTREACH TO STUDENTS & THE PUBLIC
- WOMEN IN PLANETARY SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION
- JWST PROPOSAL WORKSHOPS
- JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
DPS 49 BANQUET ANNOUNCEMENT
I am happy to announce that the DPS meeting banquet will be held on
Wednesday 18 October at Sundance Mountain Resort. At just 20 minutes
from the conference center, on the back side of Mount Timpanogos, Robert
Redford’s Sundance is the ski resort of my youth and was instantly my
banquet choice for this meeting. I feel it is the perfect place for all of us to
gather and enjoy a nice meal in the mountains.
The challenge of securing this location meant that we were not able to
announce it prior to the early registration deadline, so I hope you will take
the time now to go back and add the banquet to your registration. From the
link below, modify your registration at the bottom of the page for the banquet.
Attendees can participate in activities prior to the banquet unique to rustic
Sundance, such as jewelry making, painting, pottery and journal making,
for an additional fee, from 5-7 pm. The banquet will be held at 7 pm in the
rehearsal hall, with large barn doors opening onto patios bordering woods
and a pond.
The meal will be buffet style, with vegan and gluten-free options available.
The cost is $91 for members and $65 for student members. Please email me
with any questions. [email protected]
I hope to see you there!
REMINDER: ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ICARUS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF POSITION
The DPS Committee, its publications subcommittee and representatives of
Editor-in-Chief. The application, consisting of a cover letter with a 5-year vision
statement and skills and experience brought to the position, Curriculum Vita and
publications list, should be submitted here.
Application deadline is October 8, 2017.
Please distribute this announcement widely among our colleagues.
A FREE WORKSHOP FOR EARLY-CAREER ASTRONOMERS WHO
WANT TO DO BETTER OUTREACH TO STUDENTS & THE PUBLIC
Sunday-Monday, 7-8 January 2018, in conjunction with the 231st meeting of the
American Astronomical Society in National Harbor, MD, near Washington, DC.
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is sponsoring a skill-building
workshop — and an ongoing community — to support early-career astronomers
in doing effective outreach to schools, families, and the public. Working with
the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the Pacific Science Center, and other
outreach organizations, the AAS Astronomy Ambassadors program (now in
its sixth year) offers you two days of hands-on training, extensive resources,
and pre-tested activities — plus a like-minded group of peers. If you are a
graduate student, postdoc, new faculty, or advanced undergraduate committed
to a career in the astronomical sciences, and if you’re interested in spending a
small fraction of your time helping laypeople become more scientifically literate,
this is an invitation to sharpen your outreach skills and join the growing AAS
Astronomy Ambassadors community.
The sixth annual AAS Astronomy Ambassadors workshop will be held on
the Sunday and Monday before the start of the 231st AAS meeting, 7-8
January 2018. Participants will spend two active days learning techniques,
examining selected materials, and getting to know each other and an existing
community of astronomers doing and supporting outreach. There will be
sessions appropriate for those who have done outreach already and for those
who are just beginners. No experience is required. We especially want to
encourage participation by members of groups underrepresented in science.
Workshop costs are being underwritten by the AAS Board of Trustees, so
registration (for the workshop only, not for the AAS meeting), materials, and
two days’ lunches are free. We can also reimburse you for up to two nights’
lodging if your attendance at the workshop requires you to travel to the
meeting venue earlier than you otherwise would.
Applications are due by 19 October 2017, and applicants will be notified of
their acceptance into the program before the meeting’s regular registration
deadline of 2 November 2017.
For more information about the AAS Astronomy Ambassadors program,
For more information about the workshop and a link to the online application,
WOMEN IN PLANETARY SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION
February 17-18, 2018
WPSE 2018 is an opportunity for scientists and engineers to showcase their
recent findings in the field of planetary science and exploration. The event
highlights the achievements of female, non-binary, and female identifying
researchers, while offering an opportunity to discuss, challenge, network,
and support their peers.
Supporting #WomenInSTEM is the prime goal of this event.
Taking place in the vibrant City of Toronto, attendees of WPSE 2018 will see
a dynamic city which offers great food and attractions. The event will take place
WPSE 2018 will be our inaugural year for the conference. We hope that this event
becomes a yearly occurrence. We encourage geologists, geophysicists, engineers,
biologists, chemists, physicists, astronomers, and any other people working or
researching in a related field to apply. Of particular interest would be students
studying space law, space exploration history, or commercial aspects of space
For details on how to submit an abstract for a poster session or a talk click here.
For details on how to register to attend the conference click here.
Corporate, government, and academic organizations wishing to sponsor the
event can contact WPSE 2018 here.
JWST PROPOSAL WORKSHOPS
Two 2.5 day workshops will be held this Fall for those interested in
proposing solar system observations with the James Webb Space Telescope
(JWST). The first (Nov. 13-15, 2017) will be at the Space Telescope
Science Institute (STScI), in Baltimore Maryland. The second (Dec.
13-15, 2017) will be held at the European Space Research Technology
Center (ESTEC), in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
Each workshop will include a mixture of presentations about
the promise of JWST for solar system science, specifics on observer
planning tools and observatory capabilities, and hands-on training
and Q&A with the planning tools. Observations of solar system targets
approved for guaranteed-time observers (GTOs) and through the Early
Release Science (ERS) program will be summarized. The workshop is
timed to support JWST cycle-1 open time proposals, which will be due
early March 2018.
Registration and (optional) abstract submission is now open for both events.
Registration: https://tinyurl.com/y94onvh3 (closes Sept. 30)
See “Registration Fee” in the left navigation panel.
Registration: https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/jwst-ssws-2017/home (closes Nov. 1)
JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
A) ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY EXPLORATION FELLOWSHIP IN EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
Deadline : November 15, 2017
The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University
invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will serve as an
Exploration Fellow. The mission of the postdoctoral fellowship is to foster SESE’s
interdisciplinary research program by attracting and supporting outstanding early-
career scientists and engineers to pursue independent research in collaboration
with faculty. Research areas within the School encompass Earth and planetary
science, astrophysics, astrobiology, cosmology, instrumentation and systems
engineering, and science education. Anticipated start date for the position is
July 2018. Incoming Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $63,000 with
health benefits, plus $9,000 per year in discretionary research funds.
A relocation allowance will be provided.
Send submissions to:
Anne Verbiscer, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
To change your address email [email protected]