Issue 18-10, March 4, 2018
- REMINDER: DPS 2018 PRIZE NOMINATIONS
- SBAG: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF DIDYMOS OBSERVER WORKSHOP 2018
- OPAG TOWN HALL AT LPSC
- JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
REMINDER: DPS 2018 PRIZE NOMINATIONS
Deadline: April 1, 2018
Every year the DPS recognizes exceptional achievement in our field.
Please consider nominating a respected colleague for one of the annual
DPS prizes. The DPS sponsors five prizes:
The Gerard P. Kuiper Prize honors outstanding contributions to the field
of planetary science.
The Harold C. Urey Prize recognizes outstanding achievement in planetary
research by a young scientist.
The Harold Masursky Award acknowledges outstanding service to planetary
science and exploration.
The Carl Sagan Medal recognizes and honors outstanding communication
by an active planetary scientist to the general public.
The Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Sciences Journalism Award recognizes and
stimulates distinguished popular writing on planetary sciences.
DPS members and the planetary science community-at-large are encouraged to
submit nominations for DPS prizes.
A complete nomination submitted by the deadline will be considered by the
DPS Prize subcommittee for 3 years (i.e. for this year’s award, next year’s award,
and the year after that), or for the duration of a candidate’s eligibility, whichever
is less. Please fill out the nomination form, and it will be submitted to the prize
subcommittee. The Eberhart Award has different rules and procedures than the
other DPS Prizes, please see its page for more information.
Scroll to the bottom of prizes for rules and procedures.
SBAG: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF DIDYMOS OBSERVER WORKSHOP 2018
The Didymos Observer Workshop 2018 will be held in Prague, June 19-21.
The First Announcement is available at
OPAG TOWN HALL AT LPSC
Dear OPAG community,
On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, from 12:00 to 1:15 p.m., there will be a town
hall at LPSC to discuss the draft revised goals document for the Outer Planets
Assessment Group (OPAG), in Waterway 1-3.
The document is posted at https://www.lpi.usra.edu/opag/.
– Alfred McEwen, OPAG Chair
JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
A) GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER VACANCY IS NOW OPEN – PLANETARY DATA SYSTEM
The Science & Exploration Directorate, Solar System Exploration
Division, Solar System Exploration Data Services Office (Code 690.1)
is seeking a scientist to support the Planetary Data System Project Office
located at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. This individual will
be a key member of a small management team providing oversight and
leadership of the Planetary Data System that provides a distributed
archive of data products from planetary missions. NASA’s Planetary
Data System consists of multiple science and engineering nodes that
enable data archiving from planetary missions to ensure the long-term
usability of NASA data and to stimulate advanced research.
In addition to the basic education requirements, applicants must also
have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower
grade, which has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies
needed to successfully perform the duties of the positions described above.
Appropriate details are listed in the announcement.
This position is being filled at the GS/14 level (salary range $114,590 – $148,967).
Schedule: Open February 28, 2018, to March 29, 2018.
Applications will be accepted only through USAJobs.gov.
GSFC Announcement Number GS18D0069
B) TENURE-TRACK PLANETARY SCIENCES FACULTY POSITION AT CALTECH
The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute
of Technology is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty
position in planetary science at the assistant professor level. We are especially
interested in individuals whose research complements that in the Division,
which covers the full spectrum of the earth and planetary sciences. We are
particularly interested in applicants with solar system-focused research programs
in planetary geophysics/geology, planetary atmospheric sciences, or small bodies
research; but those in other sub-disciplines will be considered. Review will begin
March 16, 2018.
For more details and to apply for the position: https://applications.caltech.edu/job/ps
Send submissions to:
Anne Verbiscer, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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