Issue 19-46, October 6, 2019
- EPSC-DPS2019 MEETING SURVEYS: PLEASE RESPOND BY OCTOBER 11TH
- ABSTRACT DEADLINE APPROACHING: KUIPER BELT PRESENTATIONS AND “NEW HORIZONS RESULTS AT 2014 MU69” SPECIAL SESSION AT THE NEXT AAS MEETING
- TRICK-OR-TREAT AND TELESCOPES
- SBAG EARLY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
- AAS SESSION: BREAKTHROUGH SCIENCE WITH THE ATACAMA LARGE MILLIMETER/SUBMILLIMETER ARRAY
- NASA POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAM SEEKS VOLUNTEER REVIEWERS
- JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
EPSC-DPS2019 MEETING SURVEYS: PLEASE RESPOND BY OCTOBER 11TH
Thank you very much to everyone who attended this year’s EPSC-DPS2019 meeting in
Geneva, Switzerland. The EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting was attended by 1730 participants
from 52 countries. It was an exciting gathering of planetary scientists.
This year the DPS has put together two surveys to gather your feedback to improve
future DPS meetings.
The first survey is for EPSC-DPS meeting attendees:
And the second, very short survey is for non-attendees to find out what challenges
kept you from attending this year’s meeting.
Please fill out one of the two surveys by October 11th. EPSC has also sent out a similar
message to meeting attendees, which also provides a link to our first survey.
Some statistics about the EPSC-DPS2019 meeting and a link to the EPSC survey can be
Outgoing DPS Chair
ABSTRACT DEADLINE APPROACHING: KUIPER BELT PRESENTATIONS AND “NEW HORIZONS RESULTS AT 2014 MU69” SPECIAL SESSION AT THE NEXT AAS MEETING
We invite all Kuiper belt researchers to submit abstracts to the upcoming AAS meeting
to be held January 4-8 in Honolulu, HI. The meeting will have a significant Kuiper belt
component, including a special session featuring the results of New Horizons’ encounter
with 2014 MU69. Contributed oral and poster presentations more broadly addressing
all aspects of the Kuiper belt and related objects are enthusiastically encouraged.
The meeting will have more than 1,000 contributed oral presentations, printed posters,
and digital interactive iPosters. This is an excellent opportunity for Kuiper belt researchers
to meet with other AAS scientists who don’t usually attend DPS or other planetary meetings,
and discuss interests that could cut across other fields and develop complementary projects.
Submit your abstract by 8 October at 9:00 pm ET at:
When selecting the Session Type for your abstract, you will have the option to submit to
the special session if desired, which is titled: “New Horizons Results at 2014 MU69”.
If you submit an abstract to the special session, it does not count against your allotment
of Regular abstracts for the general meeting.
If you have questions, you can contact the session co-chairs
TRICK-OR-TREAT AND TELESCOPES
DPS is continuing its Trick-or-Treat and Telescopes Program. Put out your telescopes
during trick-or-treat time on Halloween, in your own lawn or in a neighbor’s lawn (with
permission) with better viewing (or more traffic). There is good viewing this year: a
crescent setting Moon with Jupiter right next door and Saturn nearby. The following
websites give advice and connections to resources. If you have any pictures of your
event, please send them to bonnie.buratti(at)jpl.nasa.gov
I received this wonderful note from Jane Bergstralh, the late Jay Bergstralh’s wife:
“Jay used to set up his telescope, don his tall pointed hat and cape, and let the neighborhood
children each have a turn. They loved it, and it became a very popular Halloween tradition.
A better treat than mere candy.”
SBAG EARLY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
As a reminder, the next SBAG meeting will be January 14-16 at the
Pasadena Hilton in Pasadena, California.
We have two opportunities at the upcoming SBAG meeting in January
specifically aimed at the early career small body community:
Early career travel support: With funding from NASA, we are planning to
offer limited U.S. travel support for early career scientists to
participate in the SBAG 22 meeting. Interested undergraduate students,
graduate students, postdocs, and other early career scientists (within
5 years of PhD/MS/BS) should submit a letter and a CV to SBAG Early
Career Secretary Hannah Susorney ([email protected]) and Terik Daly
([email protected]) by COB (5 pm Eastern time) November 15th 2019.
Further application information can be found on the SBAG website:
Lightning Talks: We are providing time on the agenda for early-career
scientists and engineers present at the meeting to introduce themselves
and their research to the community. The talks will be 3 minutes each.
If you are interested in giving a lightning talk, please contact the
early-career secretary Hannah Susorney ([email protected]) and
Terik Daly ([email protected]) two weeks before the meeting.
AAS SESSION: BREAKTHROUGH SCIENCE WITH THE ATACAMA LARGE MILLIMETER/SUBMILLIMETER ARRAY
There will be a special session as in the subject line at the AAS 235 meeting, on
Monday 6 Jan, including a talk by Sean Andrews on ‘the molecular and physical
origins of planetary systems as observed by the Disk Substructures at High Angular
Resolution Project (DSHARP) and others’ which may be of interest to DPS members.
NASA POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAM SEEKS VOLUNTEER REVIEWERS
The NASA Postdoctoral Program is seeking reviewers for upcoming
applications! To create an account, visit:
Reviewers are matched with proposals based on an online
self-evaluation. No travel is required. Typically, two weeks are
provided to complete the self-evaluation and an additional two to three
weeks for any assigned reviews. Eligible reviewers receive an
honorarium of $50 per review and $250 for participation in a Virtual
Reviewers must be at least three years past their Ph.D.
Aeronautics, Aeronautical or other Engineering
For additional questions please contact [email protected].
JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
A) ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF ASTRONOMY
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM
The Department of Astronomy at New Mexico State University invites
applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the level of Assistant
Professor beginning in August 2020. We are especially interested in
candidates with a demonstrated research record and continuing research
programs related to the targeted area of hire, which is observational planetary
science, including solar system and/or exoplanetary science, and the desire
to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervise graduate
students. The NMSU Astronomy Department is committed to creating an
environment that affirms and supports diversity across a variety of axes,
including ethnicity, race, class, ability, gender identity and expression. We
particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment
through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.
Please see the job ad (https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/1c9885fa) for more details
and direct all inquiries to [email protected].
The application deadline is December 6, 2019.
B) YORK UNIVERSITY TENURE-TRACK POSITION
The Division of Natural Science, Department of Science & Technology
Studies at York University invites applications for a tenure-track
position in Astronomy – Planetary Science at the rank of Assistant
Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2020. For complete job
description and application details, visit:
York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer. The AA
Program can be found on York’s website at
or a copy can be obtained by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian
citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be
given priority. The application deadline is Monday, November 4, 2019.
C) POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN GIANT PLANET MODELLING AT LMD / SORBONNE UNIVERSITE, PARIS
A 15-month post-doctoral position in planetary atmospheric science is
opened at Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique (LMD), starting late
2019 / early 2020. An extent towards a total two-year duration is
possible. The position is funded by the Agence Nationale de la
Recherche (ANR) grant EMERGIANT and opened at Sorbonne Universite on
the Pierre and Marie Curie campus in the heart of Paris.
For more information see:
Applications and information requests should be sent via email to Dr
Aymeric SPIGA ([email protected]). The closing date
is October 31, 2019. Late applications might be considered, until the
position is filled.
D) GRADUATE-STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES IN PLANETARY SURFACE PROCESSES AT STANFORD
Prospective graduate students interested in planetary surface processes
are invited to apply to join the Earth & Planetary Surface Processes
group in the Department of Geological Sciences at Stanford, for a start
date in the fall of 2020. We focus on utilizing the diverse planetary
bodies of the Solar System as full scale experiments to develop and
test our quantitative understanding of surface processes, and
deciphering the hydrologic and climate histories of planets (including
Earth) through the lens of surface processes.
Prospective graduate students should demonstrate strong quantitative
skills and motivation to apply concepts of geomorphology and
sedimentology to the study of planetary surfaces and rocks. The next
application deadline to the department’s graduate program is January 7,
2020. Please contact Prof. Lapotre at [email protected] with any
Send submissions to:
Anne Verbiscer, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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