Issue 21-08, April 11, 2021
- DAIS (Disabled for Accessibility In Space)
- 12TH ANNUAL LUNGRADCON
- PROOFING PLANETARY 2020 AUTHOR METADATA FOR WHITEPAPERS
- DPS PRIZE NOMINATIONS DUE APR 15
- SPECIAL ISSUE OF SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS: ICE GIANTS IN SITU
- DUAL-ANONYMOUS PEER REVIEW TOWN HALL FOR NASA PLANETARY AND EXOPLANET RESEARCH PROGRAMS
- COMMUNICATING WITH POLICY MAKERS
- JOBS, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
DAIS (DISABLED FOR ACCESSIBILITY IN SPACE)
DAIS is a support, networking, and advocacy group welcoming all disabled and chronically ill people working in or associated with space-related fields. Some people may be unsure whether they identify as disabled. If you have a disease or physical/cognitive condition that creates personal obstacles and permeates your life at work and at home, then you belong here regardless of how you describe it. We’re using a platform called Mighty Networks, which works similar to a Facebook group but with no ads or selling data. It’s simple to use in a browser or on mobile. Use the link below or contact me for an invite, and spread the word!
12TH ANNUAL LUNAR AND SMALL BODIES GRADUATE CONFERENCE
The 12th Annual Lunar and Small Bodies Graduate Conference (LunGradCon 2021) is to be held virtually on Thursday and Friday, July 15-16th 2021, preceding the combined NASA Exploration Science Forum (NESF) and European Lunar Symposium (ELS), July 20-23rd). LunGradCon provides an opportunity for grad students and early-career postdocs studying all aspects of the moon or other small bodies to present their research in a low-stress, friendly environment, being critiqued only by their peers. In addition to pre-recorded virtual presentations, the conference will feature Q&A panels with SSERVI leadership and other groups to help grad students navigate the paths to careers in space science. Students who are interested in small body space science are encouraged to register and attend. Even if you choose not to give a talk, LunGradCon is a great opportunity to meet and network with other upcoming space scientists. Registration and abstract submission info can be found on the conference website at http://impact.colorado.edu/lungradcon/
The deadline for LunGradCon abstract submission is May 14th, 2021, 11:59 PM PDT.
PROOFING PLANETARY 2020 AUTHOR METADATA FOR WHITEPAPERS
Deadline Monday April 26
Before we assign DOIs to the whitepapers and upload their information to scholarly publishing indexes like NASA ADS, we invite authors to review “proof” versions of their submissions. Because the final published documents must represent what was actually reviewed by the Decadal Survey committees, we can only accept critical updates to the whitepaper metadata, such as missing, incorrect, or mis-ordered author names. Different groups chose whether to include “endorsers” or “co-signers” on their author lists, and the BAAS metadata reflect the choice that was made at submission time.
To submit a correction, please download a personal copy of the following spreadsheet and fill it out with your corrected metadata:
Then email this spreadsheet by April 26 with a copy of your whitepaper updated to match the corrected metadata to [email protected]. Please do not make any other changes to the whitepaper content.
Julie Steffen, AAS Chief Publishing Officer & Peter Williams, AAS Innovation Scientist
DPS PRIZE NOMINATIONS DUE APR 15
A few days are left! The deadline for all DPS prize nominations is April 15. Please see prizes for more information.
SPECIAL ISSUE OF SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS: ICE GIANTS IN SITU
On 25 – 27 February, 2019, an international workshop on “In Situ Exploration of the Ice Giants: Science and Technology” was convened at the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, France. Co-sponsored by CNRS, CNES, and JPL, the workshop was dedicated to scientific and technology topics relevant to future in situ exploration of ice giant planet atmospheres, including the overall need for and requirements of ice giant system exploration in the context of future ice giant, gas giant, solar system, and exoplanetary studies. The Workshop comprised 65 presentations separated into sessions dedicated to the context for ice giant exploration (giant planets, exoplanets, and origins), ice giant atmospheres (composition, structure, and dynamics), ice giant interiors, needed technologies (entry systems, and radioisotope power systems), instrumentation, and mission concept options.
A special issue of Space Science Reviews was recently published comprising papers based on presentations and discussions from the Marseille 2019 meeting. The special issue includes timely and comprehensive reviews of the status of science, instrumentation, mission concept, and technology topics relevant to the exploration of ice giant planet atmospheres with entry probes, including key scientific questions, how to achieve them, and technology challenges.
The special issue of Space Science Reviews on In Situ Exploration of the Ice Giants: Science and Technology can be found at
DUAL-ANONYMOUS PEER REVIEW TOWN HALL FOR NASA PLANETARY AND EXOPLANET RESEARCH PROGRAMS
On April 28, 2021 at 3 PM Eastern, NASA’s Planetary Science Division (PSD) will host a webinar to discuss the implementation of Dual-Anonymous Peer Review (DAPR) for the following programs under ROSES-2021: Cassini Data Analysis Program, Discovery Data Analysis Program, Exoplanet Research Program, New Frontiers Data Analysis Program, Lunar Data Analysis Program, and the Mars Data Analysis Program.
In Dual-Anonymous Peer Review, not only are proposers unaware of the identity of reviewers, but the reviewers do not have explicit knowledge of the proposing teams and institutions during the scientific evaluation of the proposal. The webinar will: (1) discuss the motivation for switching to dual-anonymous peer review, (2) describe important changes to proposal writing to be compliant with dual-anonymous peer review, and (3) explain how dual-anonymous peer reviews will work.
In advance of the webinar, questions may be submitted and upvoted on at:
The webinar will be broadcast live via WebEx. Connection details follow:
Join from the meeting link
Join by meeting number
Meeting number (access code): 199 756 1176
Meeting password: DaPR-2021
Join by phone
+1-929-251-9612 USA Toll 2
+1-415-527-5035 US Toll
Global call-in numbers
For more information on dual-anonymous peer review, please visit:
COMMUNICATING WITH POLICY MAKERS
LPI’s Sharing Planetary Science seminars are for planetary scientists (including early-career scientists and planetary engineers) interested in engaging public audiences. Join us on Tuesday, April 27, at 2:00 p.m. CDT to learn how to reach out to and communicate your research and issues effectively with legislators. Experts from AGU’s Public Affairs team will share an overview and tips and respond to your questions. Registration fees are not being collected for this seminar, but registration is required. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XvB-AqFmQ0aIG4LhPBa7EQ.
JOBS, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
A. Constraining the Love number k2, h2 of exoplanets (Berlin, Germany)
B. Lecturer in Planetary Science, Open Universe
C. Faculty position in Exoplanets and Planetary Science, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
D. Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Exoplanetary Atmospheres, SAO
E. Postdoctoral Research Position in Exoplanet Imaging and AO, UA
Send submissions to:
Maria Womack, DPS Secretary ([email protected])