Issue 20-17, April 20, 2020
- THE 2020 DPS MEMBERSHIP SURVEY IS OUT!
- NOMINATIONS REQUESTED FOR THE 10TH PAOLO FARINELLA PRIZE
- SOFTWARE SYSTEMS FOR ASTRONOMY SUMMER SCHOOL TO BE OFFERED ONLINE
- INTERNATIONAL PLANETARY PROBE WORKSHOP (IPPW) 2020 WORKSHOP AND SHORT COURSE CANCELLED
THE 2020 DPS MEMBERSHIP SURVEY IS OUT!
All DPS members should have received an email (from DPS Chair Amanda Hendrix
with the subject line “2020 Study of Planetary Science”) that contains a unique link to
the DPS membership survey. This year, rather than going out to only DPS members,
the survey is being sent to additional lists to try to cover an even wider swath of the
planetary community. The purpose of the survey is to characterize broad changes (since
the last survey), including career and funding trends, and needs of the community.
Results will help to inform the Decadal Survey, via white papers.
Please fill out the survey and be represented!
NOMINATIONS REQUESTED FOR THE 10TH PAOLO FARINELLA PRIZE
Full call for nominations: https://lagrange.oca.eu/images/CALL_Paolo_Farinella_Prize_2020.pdf
The tenth Paolo Farinella Prize will be awarded to a young scientist with outstanding
contributions in the field of planetary science concerning “Structure, Physics and
Dynamics of Giant Planets”, including work on the composition, atmospheric dynamics,
and interior structure of giant planets inside or outside of our solar system. The award
ceremony will be hosted by the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) meeting
in Granada, Spain (27th of September to the 3rd of October 2020). It will also honor the
outstanding scientific contributions of Adam Showman (1968-2020) who had accepted
to be a member of this prize committee and passed away unexpectedly twenty years after
Nominations must be sent by email not later than May 15 to the following addresses:
The nominations for the “Paolo Farinella” Prize can be made by any researcher that
works in the field of planetary sciences following the indications in the attached form.
Self nominations are acceptable. The candidates should have international and
interdisciplinary collaborations and should be not older than the age of Paolo when
he passed away, 47 years, on May 15, 2020.
Tristan Guillot for the 10th Paolo Farinella Prize Committee
SOFTWARE SYSTEMS FOR ASTRONOMY SUMMER SCHOOL TO BE OFFERED ONLINE
Please note that the summer school in Software Systems for Astronomy (SSfA-7)
will be offered online this year, and will be spread over 7 weeks, 22-Jun to 31-Jul, 2020.
The course covers software design and implementation of telescope and instrument
control systems, observation planning tools, and software for analyzing and archiving astronomical data.
If you are not a University of Hawaii at Hilo (UHH) student, use this link to be admitted
for the summer:
Once you have been admitted (or if you are already a UHH student), use this link to register:
Direct questions to [email protected]
INTERNATIONAL PLANETARY PROBE WORKSHOP (IPPW) 2020 WORKSHOP AND SHORT COURSE CANCELLED
Hello IPPW Community,
In light of growing concerns around COVID-19, we regret to inform everyone that
the 2020 IPPW short course & workshop in Monterey, CA (June 6-12) has been
cancelled. This was a tough call to make –but we need to prioritize the health and
safety of our community.
In place of the in-person IPPW event, we’re planning other ways for our community
to get together through a series of virtual workshops. We are still working on the
particulars, and will share additional details on virtual content in the coming weeks
as it becomes available. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee,
Send submissions to:
Anne Verbiscer, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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