Issue 18-13, April 1, 2018
- ANNOUNCEMENT: JWST LAUNCH DELAY CAUSES POSTPONEMENT OF CYCLE 1 CALL FOR PROPOSAL DEADLINE
- EUROPEAN PLANETARY SCIENCE CONGRESS 2018
- CRYOVOLANISM IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM WORKSHOP
- FINAL PREPARATION INFORMATION FOR MEPAG MEETING 36
- NEW CAROLINE HERSCHEL PRIZE LECTURESHIP FOR EARLY-CAREER ASTRO-SCIENTISTS
- JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
ANNOUNCEMENT: JWST LAUNCH DELAY CAUSES POSTPONEMENT
OF CYCLE 1 CALL FOR PROPOSAL DEADLINE
Based on recommendations made by the JWST Standing Review Board, NASA
is re-scheduling JWST’s launch window for 2020. Given those circumstances,
STScI will delay the Cycle 1 GO/AR proposal deadline until no earlier than February 1 2019.
A revised proposal schedule will be developed in consultation with the JWST Users
Committee, the JWST Project and representatives from the European and Canadian
Space Agencies. Proposals already submitted in response to the Cycle 1 Call will
not be carried over and will need to be resubmitted. Finally, the GTO reserved
targets in the Solar System may change if they are no longer observable during
Cycle 1 – revisions to this list will be announced once determined.
NASA’s press release on the launch delay:
STScI’s announcement about postponing the proposal deadline:
EUROPEAN PLANETARY SCIENCE CONGRESS 2018
Technische Universität Berlin
16–21 September 2018, Berlin, Germany
Abstract deadline: 16 May 2018, 13:00 CEST.
We invite the world-wide community of planetary scientists to submit an abstract
for presentation of their recent work at the EPSC 2018 Meeting, which will take
place at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, 16–21 September 2018.
The previous meeting in Riga was hugely successful and enjoyable, and we expect
a very well attended meeting in Berlin, with many high quality oral and poster
The meeting will consist of oral and poster sessions, as well as splinter meetings
& workshops. The current list of sessions is organized around the following
CP Comparative Planetology
TP Terrestrial Planets
LSE Lunar Science and Exploration
OPS Outer Planet Systems
MSP Magnetospheres and Space Physics
MD Modelling and Database
MTI Missions, Techniques and Industry
EXO Exoplanets and Origins
SB Small Bodies
LFI Laboratory and Field Investigations
OEP Outreach, Education, and Policy
AM Amateur Astronomy
The scientific programme and the abstract submission tool are accessible at:
Please browse the list of sessions and identify the session that most closely matches
your area of interest; your abstract can be submitted directly to that session.
You may see all deadlines & milestones of the conference at the following website:
Please note that a few deadlines have been revised recently.
Information on registration and social events, as well as a separate online
request form for requesting splinter meetings & workshops will also be
available soon on the meeting web site.
Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested.
We look forward to seeing you in Berlin.
With best wishes,
Maria Cristina De Sanctis & Frank Sohl
on behalf of the Scientific Organizing Committee
on behalf of the EPSC Executive Committee
on behalf of Copernicus Meetings
CRYOVOLCANISM IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM WORKSHOP
This workshop is being held June 5-7 at the LPI in Houson, TX.
Abstract Deadline is April 5th.
This workshop aims to advance our understanding of the processes that may
lead to extrusive and intrusive volcanism on the icy satellites, KBOs, and
hydrous asteroids in our solar system. Specifically, we seek to resolve how
and under what conditions volcanism and magmatism occur on these worlds
and verify the likely mechanisms responsible for putative volcanic features
and magmatic constructs that have been imaged by spacecraft.
We invite abstracts which focus on the generation, migration, and eruption
of cryovolcanic fluids on the icy satellites, KBOs, and hydrous asteroids in
our solar system. We welcome contributions pertaining to: the rheology and
composition of aqueous solutions and other low-temperature liquids that may
serve as cryovolcanic fluids; mechanisms for the transport of cryovolcanic
fluids from the interior to the surface; laboratory work on low-temperature
solutions, slurries, and cryogenic liquids; theoretical modeling and analysis
of candidate cryovolcanic features; and plausible terrestrial analogs.
FINAL PREPARATION INFORMATION FOR MEPAG MEETING 36
We are very excited to welcome in-person and remote attendees to MEPAG
Meeting 36! This meeting is scheduled for Tuesday-Thursday, April 3-5,
2018, at the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport, and will
occur 8:15am – 6:00pm EDT on days 1 and 2; and 8:00am – 3:00pm EDT on
day 3. All oral presentations and discussion periods will also be
webcast (i.e., all except the forum poster session on day 1 and daily
breaks/lunches) – connection information, along with all other meeting
information, is available on the meeting webpage:
NEW CAROLINE HERSCHEL PRIZE LECTURESHIP FOR EARLY-CAREER
The William Herschel and Royal Astronomical societies will celebrate
promising early-career female astro-scientists* with a new Caroline
Herschel prize: cash and two lectures.
This is a result of campaigning for greater recognition of Caroline’s
contribution to astronomy within the William Herschel Society, and one
astronomer’s £10,000-donation ($14,130) to inspire the prize-fund.
Thank you to all who supported the campaign.
Encourage young colleagues to apply:
-For achievements in Research and/or Instrument Building and/or
Communication and/or Teaching.
-Applicants at least one year post-PhD (viva date), not yet tenured,
and normally working in the U.K.
-Award includes travel expenses to deliver a lecture in Bath and in
London to the William Herschel and Royal Astronomical Societies.
*For this award astroscience includes astrophysics, cosmology,
astroparticle physics, astrobiology, astrochemistry, solar physics,
solar-terrestrial physics, planetary and meteoritic sciences.
Deadline April 30th.
JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
A) RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Ithaca, New York
The Planetary Remote Sensing group at Cornell University is seeking an
early career Research Associate, (Postdoc equivalent), to join our diverse
team. The position will be for an initial one‐year appointment, but is
renewable with continuation for a second and third year contingent upon
performance, and interest. Continuation beyond three years will be
contingent on continued availability of funds.
The nominal starting date is flexible. The successful candidate will work
with Professor Alexander Hayes and his group, and closely collaborate
with other members of the department (and their groups) including Professors
Jonathan Lunine, Steven Squyres, and Philip Nicholson. While there is
considerable latitude in the science program that can be pursued, specific
topics of interest include numerical modeling and photogrammetric analysis
with applications to Titan, 67P/Churyumov‐Gerasimenko, and Mars.
Applicants should apply through Academic Jobs online.
Position and Academic requirements as well as benefit information can
be found through posting. Cornell University is an Affirmative Action,
Equal Opportunity Employer. Woman and underrepresented minorities
are strongly encouraged to apply.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are
a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans,
and Individuals with Disabilities.
B) SSERVI DIRECTOR POSITION IS NOW OPEN
Two announcements (one job) are now open for the NASA SSERVI Director
position: One for civil servants, and one for the general public. Please
apply to the appropriate call if you intend on applying. Announcements
are accepting applications now, set to close at midnight EST on 5/7/18.
AR18C0035, NASA employees only (internal):
AR18D0021, Public (external):
Send submissions to:
Anne Verbiscer, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
To change your address email [email protected]