Issue 19-37, August 17, 2019
- EPSC-DPS 2019 MEETING MENTOR-MENTEE PROGRAM
- EPSC/DPS WOMEN IN PLANETARY SCIENCE DISCUSSION HOUR 2019 – GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
- EPSC-DPS 2019 MEETING POSTER PRINTING SERVICE
- CARBON IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM: EPSC/DPS WORKSHOP
- EPSC-DPS HOTEL NOTICE ABOUT FAKE AGENCIES
- OPAG MEETING WEBEX & AGENDA
- DPS PROFESSIONAL CULTURE AND CLIMATE SUBCOMMITTEE (PCCS) SEEKING NEW MEMBERS
- NASA KECK 2020A CALL FOR PROPOSALS
- CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020 NASA HUBBLE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
- FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ICARUS SPECIAL ISSUE ON KUIPER BELT SCIENCE
EPSC-DPS 2019 JOINT MEETING MENTOR-MENTEE PROGRAM
Sign Up Deadline: 31 August 2019
The EuroPlanet Early Career (EPEC) network is introducing a mentor-mentee
program for this EPSC-DPS 2019 meeting in Geneva. The program is designed
to support the novice conference attendees, students, and early career scientists
by enabling one-to-one meetings with an experienced researcher to help them
navigate the conference. The registered mentees will be able to meet their respective
mentors during the ice breaker event on Sept 15, 2019.
Details to sign-up to the program: Mentees, if this is your first international conference,
your first oral presentation, first EPSC, or you are looking for guidance during the
EPSC-DPS 2019, sign up here: http://eepurl.com/gxD-wf . We will put you in contact
with a suitable mentor, who would be beneficiary to your experience during the conference.
Mentors, if you are a postdoc, researcher, or a senior scientist who has been in numerous
international conferences and are willing to show early careers how to navigate through
various sessions and network within an international community, please sign up here:
You will be requested to set up at least one meeting with your mentee during the
The deadline to sign-up to the mentor-mentee program is 31st August, 2019.
If you have any queries, please contact us at [email protected]
Looking forward to meeting you in Geneva, EPEC-EPSC working group
EPSC/DPS WOMEN IN PLANETARY SCIENCE DISCUSSION HOUR 2019 – GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 18th, 2019
Time: 12:00-1:15 pm
Place: EPSC/DPS Conference venue, Saturn Lecture Room
Join us for the annual Women in Planetary Science event over lunch. All are welcome!
We will discuss professional development topics related to diversity and inclusion in
planetary science. The presentation/discussion schedule will be announced on the
registration page. Pre-registration at http://bit.ly/DPS_WIPS_2019 is required to receive
a lunch (available to the first ~200 registrants due the generosity of our sponsors: AURA
and Southwest Research Institute), and registration is recommended even if you are bringing
your own lunch so we can balance room size with attendance size.
**Registration deadline to receive a lunch is August 31**
More details and RSVP at: http://bit.ly/DPS_WIPS_2019
EPSC-DPS 2019 MEETING POSTER PRINTING SERVICE
The University of Geneva will offer a poster printing service for meeting attendees.
Price is CHF 15,-
Deadline for providing payment and providing your .pdf file is 5 September 2019.
Ordered posters can be picked up by presenters at the conference center. Neither the
conference organizers nor members of the scientific organizing committee or the
local organizing committee will attach your poster to the dedicated poster board.
More details can be found on the EPSC-DPS 2019 meeting website:
Order and upload your poster here: https://formulaire.unige.ch/outils/limebooking3/index.php/54828?lang=en
CARBON IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM: EPSC/DPS WORKSHOP
Please join us for an engaging discussion on Thursday, Sept 19, 10:30AM-noon,
Pluto room (room 13)
Recent results ranging from the Pluto system, the Saturn system, other locations
beyond ~5 AU, all the way to Mercury in the inner Solar System, and nearly all
points in between, raise questions abut the state of carbon in the Solar System:
how do carbonaceous compounds become weathered in response to thermal
processes and irradiation? How do we recognize carbon compounds and their
various weathering products? The synthesis of these results improves our scientific
understanding of the role of carbon in the Solar System, how it evolves and how
to recognize it. Analyses of samples from the carbonaceous near-Earth asteroids
162173 Ryugu and 101955 Bennu will provide context for the presence of carbon.
In this workshop, please come prepared to discuss observational, laboratory and
modeling work related to carbon and carbonaceous species on Solar System bodies.
We will kick off the discussion with short presentations from 1-2 invited speakers.
EPSC-DPS HOTEL NOTICE ABOUT FAKE AGENCIES
We have been alerted to the fact that companies are making telephone calls to
conference participants/authors. They are claiming that they are “from the
congress organizers” and that they have a special hotel deal or that something
is wrong with your hotel booking for the EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019.
Please ignore these calls (and/or emails) and do not provide them any information
about your hotel booking, credit card or bank details.
Symporg is the only official housing agency has been contracted for the EPSC-DPS
Joint Meeting 2019 but will not do any cold calls.
If you are unsure about the status of your booking, please never hesitate to send
us a quick note.
Thank you and best regards,
EPSC-DPS 2019 Hotels – Accommodation team
c/o Symporg SA
Rue Rousseau 30
For remote access, please use the following Webex and phone # (same for OPAG & Workshop):
Meeting number: 901 243 086
Meeting password: nressHD19!
Audio connection/Dial In: 1-888-877-0391; PW: 7100733
Parking: Will be $18/week, cash payment
Note:NRESS is not providing meals/coffee. However, coffee & snacks will be
available at breaks.
Also note there may be potential traffic problems, part of the highway between Westminster,
where the hotel is, and Boulder is running at 2/3 of the usual number of lanes.
DPS PROFESSIONAL CULTURE AND CLIMATE SUBCOMMITTEE (PCCS) SEEKING NEW MEMBERS
Are you interested in making the planetary science community more diverse and
inclusive? If so, contact Julie Rathbun to volunteer to be part of the DPS Professional
Culture and Climate subcommittee (PCCS). A list of our charge, duties, and
expectations can be found at leadership/climate.
You can also find Julie at the DPS meeting in Geneva to discuss the PCCS. Please
send an email to [email protected] by the end of the DPS meeting on September 20,
2019 and include why you are interested, a brief discussion of any EDI work you’ve
already done, and a brief statement on what you hope to accomplish as part of the PCCS.
NASA KECK 2020A CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The 2020A NASA Keck Call for Proposals is now available. Mission Support
and General Observing proposals to support NASA’s science goals and missions are solicited.
1. Any NASA PI who would like to recover scheduled observing time lost due to the
July/August observatory closure should resubmit their proposal written as if the time
was lost due to weather. The proposal will be evaluated by the TAC, along with the other
proposals submitted for the semester and will not receive any special consideration.
2. Twilight observing: In semester 2019B, the TAC awarded a multisemester program for
twilight observing through semester 2021B. Since each partner institution is limited to one
twilight observing program per semester, NASA is not accepting twilight proposals for semester 2020A.
3. Keck 1 LGS will be unavailable from Feb. 1 through mid-April.
4. OSIRIS-NGS will be unavailable from Feb. 1 – March 15. OSIRIS-LGS will be unavailable
from Feb. 1 through mid-April.
5. NIRSPEC (NIRSPAO) will be unavailable from Feb. 1 through mid-March.
Thursday, August 29: deadline to request letters of support from NASA HQ for
Mission Support proposals.
Thursday, September 12 by 4 pm PDT: deadline for proposal submission
Questions: [email protected]
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020 NASA HUBBLE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Dr. Andrew Fruchter, Space Telescope Science Institute
Dr. Dawn M. Gelino, NASA Exoplanet Science Institute
Dr. Paul Green, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Applications Due: November 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM EST (4:00 PM PST 24:00 UTC),
On behalf of the NASA Astrophysics Division, the Space Telescope Science Institute
(STScI) announces the annual call for applications for postdoctoral fellowships under
the NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP), to begin in the Fall of 2020.
The NHFP supports promising postdoctoral scientists performing independent research
that contributes to NASA Astrophysics (see https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/ for
more information). The research may be theoretical, observational, and/or instrumental.
If your application is successful you will become an Einstein, Hubble or Sagan fellow,
depending on the area of your research. We are continuing the legacy of those three earlier
programs in this way, and through joint management of the program by STScI, in
collaboration with the Chandra X-ray Center and the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute.
The NHFP is open to applicants of any nationality who have earned (or will have earned)
their doctoral degree on or after January 1, 2017 in astronomy, physics, or related disciplines.
The duration of the Fellowship is up to three years: an initial one-year appointment, and
two annual renewals contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of NASA funds.
Eligibility may extend to those who received their PhD as early as January 1, 2016, if
professional work was necessarily delayed by personal or family considerations. Such
extended eligibility must be justified in an email to [email protected] at least 2 weeks in
advance of the application deadline.
We anticipate offering up to 24 NHFP Fellowships this year. The Fellowships are tenable
at a U.S. host institution of the fellow choice, subject to a maximum of two new fellows
per host institution per year, and no more than 5 granted to a single host institution in any
3 year period.
The Announcement of Opportunity, which includes detailed program policies and
application instructions, is available at the website: http://nhfp.stsci.edu. Applicants
should follow the instructions given in the Announcement and also read the Frequently
Asked Questions page. Please send any further inquiries about the NHFP to [email protected].
NHFP Fellowships are open to English-speaking citizens of all nations. All applicants
will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity
or expression, sexual orientation or national origin. Women and members of minority
groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
_ September 3, 2019: 2020 NHFP Announcement of Opportunity available
_ November 4, 2019, 7:00 PM EST (4:00 PM PST 24:00 UTC): Applications due
_ November 8, 2019: Letters of reference due
_ By early February 2020: Award offers made; new appointments to begin on or about
Sept. 1, 2020
Contact: [email protected]
FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ICARUS SPECIAL ISSUE ON KUIPER BELT SCIENCE
Discoveries about the Kuiper Belt and Trans-Neptunian Objects have been accelerating
over the past two decades. In the last five years, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft
initiated the close-up exploration of Kuiper belt objects with the flybys of the Pluto
system the cold classical KBO 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule). In addition,
many advances have been made in telescopic observations and theoretical modeling
of the Kuiper Belt and Dwarf Planets. This special issue calls for results related to the
exploration of the Pluto system, the Kuiper Belt, and Kuiper Belt Objects, particularly
by New Horizons, ground-based techniques, and NASA’s New Frontiers Data Analysis
Program (NFDAP) projects. Papers are solicited from authors across the planetary
science community and interdisciplinary papers are welcome.
Revised paper submission deadline: October 1, 2019
Topics of interest include, but are NOT limited to:
• Geologic mapping and geomorphologic analyses
• Geophysical and geochemical modeling
• Particle or plasma data
• Dynamical or collisional evolution modeling
• Analysis of the composition and photometric properties
• Atmospheric measurements or modeling
• Ground- or space-based telescopic data
• Laboratory analysis of analog materials
Sincerely, the Guest Editors:
Alan Stern, Rick Binzel, Will Grundy, Kelsi Singer, Oliver White
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Anne Verbiscer, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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