Issue 18-44, October 20, 2018
- WEBEX CONNECTION INFO FOR DPS JUNO WORKSHOP
- COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS AT THE DPS MEETING
- LOOKING FOR SCIENTISTS TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE DPS MEETING
- DPS NOMINATING SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBER ELECTION DURING DPS 50
- CENTAUR EXPLORATION WORKSHOP: THE ROOTS OF ACTIVITY
WEBEX CONNECTION INFORMATION FOR DPS JUNO WORKSHOP
WebEx meeting: Juno and Juno-supporting Jupiter Atmospheric Results
Sunday, Oct 21, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT
When it’s time, join the meeting from here:
WebEx Online Meeting number: 194 826 279
Meeting password: This meeting does not require a password.
Audio Connection Voice connection via computer (VoIP)
Can’t access your meeting? Get help: https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/support
JUNO AND JUNO-SUPPORTING JUPITER ATMOSPHERIC RESULTS
Sun Oct 21, 2018, 1:00-6:00pm Room 301 B (Knoxville Convention Center)
This is immediately prior to the 50th AAS/DPS meeting, but no DPS registration
is required to attend this meeting.
The workshop is intended to foster collaboration and discussion between the
Juno science team and the Earth-based observation community. We will have
people from the Juno project present mission updates and members of the Earth-based
community present updates on their observations. The structure of the meeting
will be informal in order to encourage interactions between all participants.
There is no registration required for this workshop, but please send us an email
if you intend to give a brief talk relating to Juno or Jupiter. This will help our
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS AT THE DPS MEETING
DPS will try something new in the program at this year’s meeting. We have
allotted 5 minutes at the beginning of the plenary sessions for oral announcements
about items of broad interest to our community. If you would like to make a
very short announcement (no longer than 2 minutes), please send a short
description of your topic to [email protected] for coordination and approval
by DPS leadership.
LOOKING FOR SCIENTISTS TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE DPS MEETING
Consider giving an hour of your time to support early career scientists and
We are looking for DPS members to volunteer for two events being sponsored
by DPS at the upcoming meeting in Knoxville.
1) We are looking for scientists to give feedback to early career scientists as
they preview their presentations for the meeting –
Sunday October 21st at 3pm
Monday October 22nd at lunch
Monday October 22nd at 4pm
2) We are looking for scientists to spend one hour with undergraduate students
in local intro planetary science courses (Exploring the Planets) mostly freshmen
and sophomores. We want to make sure that each group of students meet and
become comfortable with several scientists. There will be a faculty member and
TA with each group so that you can spend time talking to students. Your
commitment is one hour in each time slot (not the entire time).
- Tuesday, Oct 23rd, 11:15 am – 1:45 pm
- Wednesday, Oct 24th, 8:00 am – 10:30 am
- Wednesday, Oct 24th, 12:15 pm – 2:45 pm
- Wednesday, Oct 24th, 2:45 pm – 5:15 pm
- Thursday, Oct 25th, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
- Friday, Oct 26th, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Please contact Sanlyn Buxner, [email protected] if you are willing to volunteer your
time for either (or both!) events
DPS NOMINATING SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBER ELECTION DURING DPS 50
Our DPS by-laws allow for the election of a member to the Nominating Sub-committee
each year at the members meeting – this year’s Members Meeting takes place
on Wednesday Oct. 24, 12:30 pm.
Nominations of subcommittee candidates are made in person at the Members
Meeting and will not close until at least three members are nominated. Please
consider nominating those you think would be good for the position. The
membership will then vote at the meeting and elect one person to work with
the other two subcommittee members for a 3 year term.
This position is important because they seek candidates to run for the elected
offices of Vice-Chair and Committee members. The division’s leadership is
responsible for our annual meetings and carrying out the activities of the
division including managing the division’s funds, carrying out its elections,
federal relations, education, press activities, web maintenance, providing
professional development programs, ensuring a climate conducive to collegial
and productive scientific exploration and enabling publication of our scientific
results. The main activities for this committee are generally conducted in the
spring semester in preparation for summer DPS elections. If you have questions
about the tasks please feel free to contact the outgoing nominating subcommittee
chair (Kelsi Singer; [email protected]), the incoming chair (Yvonne
CENTAUR EXPLORATION WORKSHOP: THE ROOTS OF ACTIVITY
A workshop addressing the scientific importance and space exploration
relevance of active centaurs, with a specific focus on mapping knowledge
gaps and paths forward.
April 1-3, 2019, at the Florida Space Institute, University of Central Florida,
Workshop URL: https://cew2019.arc.nasa.gov/
In-situ participation will be capped at 40, so please consider registering and
submitting an abstract/notice-of-intent early.
Online (virtual) participation will be available. It will still require registration
and a notice of intent.
Pre-registration opens: October 31, 2018.
Abstracts/NOIs submission deadline: December 31, 2018.
Registration deadline: January 15, 2019.
Acceptance notifications: January 31, 2019.
This workshop will be held in at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL),
under the auspices of the Florida Space Institute, the Center for Lunar and
Asteroid Surface Science and SSERVI Central. The workshop’s impetus is
two-fold: Advance our understanding of how small bodies originate, evolve
and become active beyond Jupiter’s orbit; Planning of exploration strategies –
Both Earth-based observations and Space-based measurements – aimed at
representative objects of the Centaur population. The former serves as our
science rationale and context, while the latter will help focus our workshop
discussions and deliverables on future remote and in-situ characterization
of specific targets.
Discussion topics will be related to understanding specific properties
and population trends following: Structure, composition, dynamics, activity
behavior. We strongly encourage the participation of early career researchers
(including graduate students and postdoctoral researchers). Schedule is planned
for a 2.5-day meeting, with a few overview talks (background and discussion
topics), forward-looking presentations (knowledge gaps, models, observing
plans), and guided discussions. The last half day will be dedicated to a guided
discussion session, which will lead to work on the planned workshop deliverables:
A white paper (state-of-the-art, prioritized knowledge gaps, characterization
and exploration pathways) and a plan for a multi-wavelength observing campaign.
All active participants are welcome to contribute.
We will offer three modes of participation: Physical presence at the
workshop (In-situ), remote login with option to present and participate in
guided discussions (Active online), remote login muted from the host side
(Passive online). The In-situ mode will consist of a few invited participants
and selected contributing participants. Notices of intent are solicited from
all interested participants, regardless of participation mode. Short abstracts
(< 500 words) are requested from those interested in contributed talk or
facilitated discussion sessions.
Questions? Please contact the organizers:
Gal Sarid ([email protected])
Maria Womack ([email protected])
Send submissions to:
Anne Verbiscer, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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