Issue 18-49, December 2, 2018
- DPS 50 MEETING VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE
- ICARUS SPECIAL ISSUE ON CASSINI RESULTS
- PATHWAYS TO THE FUTURE OF ARECIBO OBSERVATORY
- AOGS SESSION PS04-SE: VOLCANISM AND TECTONISM ACROSS THE SOLAR SYSTEM
- AOGS SESSION PS05: CASSINI’S LEGACY: SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS AND DISCOVERIES AT SATURN
- AOGS SESSION PS07: MAGNETOSPHERES, ATMOSPHERES, EXOSPHERES OF OUTER PLANETS AND THEIR SATELLITES
- JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
DPS 50 MEETING VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE
The videos of plenary talks and the Agency Update from DPS in Knoxville
are now available on the meeting website:
ICARUS SPECIAL ISSUE ON CASSINI RESULTS
We call for papers on the latest Cassini Science results. All topics related to
Cassini results are welcome to this Special Issue, including those presented
at the Final Cassini Science Symposium in Boulder in 2018.
First submission date:
- November 2018.
All papers should be submitted to the Guest Editors for review through the
EES submission site:
- January 2019.
All manuscripts to be fully reviewed and final decisions made on all manuscripts:
- July 2019.
The date the Special Issue is expected to be published:
- November 2019.
To submit your paper, go to the Icarus/EES site, click Start New Submission.
To begin, select the issue from the dropdown list: Cassini Mission Science Results
PATHWAYS TO THE FUTURE OF THE ARECIBO OBSERVATORY
We have the pleasure to inform you that the university of Central Florida,
the new management of the Arecibo Observatory (AO), is organizing the
“Pathways to the Future of the Arecibo Observatory” workshop that will
be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on February 17 – 20, 2019. The purpose
of this workshop is to create a shared vision of the future research that will
be conducted at AO and help create tangible ways that can promote cutting-
edge research and involve wider participation from the scientific community
in the areas of planeary science, radio astronomy and study of the atmosphere.
At this workshop, we will facilitate discussions to address questions such as:
What key scientific questions, emerging science opportunities, and technical
advances will scientists be pursuing in the next decade? What core and emerging
facility capabilities at AO will be required to support this research?
We solicit long abstracts in the fields related to planetary sciences to explore
new opportunities that expand the use of AO in new directions. Currently,
planetary radar is the primary technique used at AO to benefit the planetary
sciences by radar observations of the near-Earth and Main-Belt asteroids, comets,
planets, and moons. If you have new visionary ideas that makes use of the current
capabilities of AO, or that could improve them, we encourage you to send a two-
page white paper by Dec 19th, 2018, to [email protected]. We will evaluate the
submitted abstracts by Dec 31st, 2018, and the providers of the best ideas will be
invited to attend the workshop.
We encourage new ideas related to the ground-based microwave and radio
wave studies of space debris, asteroids, moons and rings of Saturn and Jupiter,
and the terrestrial planets. We are also especially interested in abstracts that
explore the possibility of new collaborations between AO and other observing
facilites such as the Atacama Large Millimeter/submilimeter Array, the Large
Millimeter Telescope, the Very Long Baseline Array etc. Finally, we encourage
abstracts considering multi-wavelength studies from the UV to the mid-IR but
also gamma- and X-rays to complement AO research. Ideas involving high
spatial resolution, using actual facilites or future projects e.g. the Extremely
Large Telescope, the Giant Magellan Telescope are specially encouraged.
We also encourage ideas about new partnerships and synergies with industry
These ideas or other that will help us maintain AO’s status as one of the premier
research institutions in the world will be welcome at the workshop. We are
working on a remote attendance capability for the workshop. For further questions,
send email to [email protected]
Chair of the Scientific Organizing Committee of the
“Pathways to the Future of the Arecibo Observatory” workshop
If you want to knwo mor eabout the Arecibo Observatory Capacities,
you can visit these links
AOGS SESSION PS04-SE: VOLCANISM AND TECTONISM ACROSS THE SOLAR SYSTEM
We are pleased to announce a session for the Asia Oceania Geosciences
Society (AOGS 2019) to be held in Singapore in July 28 – August 2, 2019.
The abstract submission deadline is 12 February 2019.
PS04-SE: Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Solar System
The surfaces of the terrestrial planets and their satellites have been largely
shaped through volcanic and tectonic processes. Extreme conditions on
outer solar system bodies, such as the Jovian and Saturnian satellites, result
in different types of volcanism and tectonism. Fracturing and faulting
processes mainly affect minor bodies such as asteroids and small moons,
where volcanism and tectonism have not played an important role. We invite
contributions that cover a wide range of topics including geomorphology and
composition of volcanic deposits, edifices, and plumes, volcano-induced
deformation and edifice growth and collapse to tectonic structures, faulting
and fracturing processes, crustal stress and strain analysis, cryovolcanism,
and any study related to planetary endogenic processes. Furthermore, studies
that relay interactions between planetary interiors, surfaces, and atmospheres
are welcomed. Comparative studies of volcanic or tectonic systems on Earth
with a strong remote sensing component are encouraged.
Hope to see you there!
Dr Anezina Solomonidou (European Space Agency (ESA) ESAC, Spain)
Dr Rosaly Lopes (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, United States)
Dr Florian M. Schwandner (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, United States)
AOGS SESSION PS05: CASSINI’S LEGACY: SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS AND DISCOVERIES AT SATURN
I would like to call your attention to a Cassini-focused session
(see below) at the 2019 Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS)
meeting, which will be held from 28 July to 2 August 2019 in Singapore.
The abstract submission window is from November 20, 2018 thru
February 12, 2019. Instructions can be found here:
PS05: Cassini’s Legacy: Science Highlights and Discoveries at Saturn
The Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn ended in a dramatic plunge into
Saturn’s atmosphere on September 15, 2017 sending back in-situ data as
long as possible. Since 2004, Cassini and the Huygens probe revealed the
entire Saturn system and opened up new Ocean Worlds for further exploration.
In its final 9 months Cassini’s 20 Ring-Grazing orbits bought it just outside
the rings followed by a series of 22 highly inclined “Grand Finale” orbits
with closest approach between the innermost D ring and Saturn’s upper
atmosphere. The final 22 orbits enabled the opportunity for unique science
observations including: probing of gravitational and magnetic field moments
to higher order and precision; determining the ring mass; in-situ sampling
of the plasma environment, upper atmosphere and exosphere; and imaging
both Saturn and rings at high resolution. Data obtained on these orbits have
led to surprising results. We propose a multi-disciplinary session to report
on analysis and modeling of data collected during this once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity to explore Saturn up close in addition to highlighting the legacy
of discoveries of the Saturn system made over thirteen years of exploration.
Scott Edgington, Sushil Atreya, Athena Coustenis, Wing-Huen Ip, Norbert Krupp
We look forward to hear about your latest Cassini research.
Scott, Sushil, Athena, Wing, and Norbert
AOGS SESSION PS07: MAGNETOSPHERES, ATMOSPHERES, EXOSPHERES OF OUTER PLANETS AND THEIR SATELLITES
During the next 2019 Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) meeting,
28 July to 2 August 2019 in Singapore
we would like to point to the following session
PS07 Magnetospheres, Atmospheres, Exospheres of Outer Planets and Their Satellites
Dr Norbert Krupp (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany)
Prof Sushil Atreya (University of Michigan, United States)
Dr Scott Bolton (Southwest Research Institute, United States)
Dr Linda Spilker (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, United States)
Dr Olivier Witasse (European Space Agency, Netherlands)
This session welcomes papers about Magnetospheres, atmospheres, exospheres
of Outer planets and their satellites with special emphasis on observations
(both from space and from the ground), modelling, and theoretical interpretation.
Abstracts on satellite interactions with their neutral and charged environments,
supporting laboratory investigations and concepts for future spacecraft missions
and investigations are also relevant to this session.
The abstract submission is already open and will close on Feb 12, 2019.
Please consider submitting an abstrac
Hope to see you in Singapore.
Norbert Krupp on behalf on behalf of the conveners
JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
A) ASTRONOMY AND PHYSICS LECTURER SOUGHT AT UCF
The Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida invites
applications for a lecturer position, anticipated to start in August 2019.
This is a 9-month, non-tenure track position, renewable annually, with
the possibility of summer teaching assignments. There is a career path
for lecturers with the possibility of promotion based on years of service
and performance. A relevant PhD and university-level teaching experience
The department’s 52 full-time faculty include much of UCF’s Planetary
Sciences Group. We offer BS, BA, MS. and PhD degrees, including MS
and PhD tracks in Planetary Sciences. UCF’s Florida Space Institute hosts
additional planetary research faculty and manages the Arecibo radio telescope.
The full posting, with instructions for submitting applications, is here:
Send submissions to:
Anne Verbiscer, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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