Issue 21-21, Aug 22, 2021
- CLARIFICATION: NEW PRESS OFFICER AND NEW WEBMASTER
- IN MEMORIAM: CAROLYN SHOEMAKER (1929-2021)
- DPS MEETING REGISTRATION REMINDER – SEP 9
- JOBS, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
CLARIFICATION:: NEW PRESS OFFICER AND WEBMASTER
The Press Officer will serve a three-year term starting at the DPS meeting in October 2022 but will start shadowing the current Press Officer at the upcoming meeting in October 2021. The Press Officer will coordinate the DPS press conferences at the annual meetings as well as prize press releases. Candidates should be a full DPS member as of October 2021.
Likewise, the Webmaster will serve a three-year term starting at the DPS meeting in October 2022. The new Webmaster will start shadowing the current Webmaster in a flexible time frame starting at earliest at the DPS meeting in October 2021 and at latest in May 2022. Candidates for Webmaster may be at any level of DPS membership, and the term is generally three years. Any questions about the position can be sent to [email protected].
Officer responsibilities are listed here: [email protected].
IN MEMORIAM: CAROLYN SHOEMAKER (1929-2021)
From: Mary Chapman and Lisa Gaddis via usdaynews.com and Mark Sykes via Planetary Exploration Newsletter.
American astronomer and co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, Carolyn Shoemaker, passed away on August 13, 2021, at the age of 92.
‘Carolyn was quite extraordinary,’ noted Lisa Gaddis, Director of the Lunar and Planetary Institute. ‘Although her scientific career began after she and her husband Gene raised their family, she became one of the world’s foremost discoverers of comets and asteroids. She was smart, witty, and just so practical; she was an example to younger women and budding scientists everywhere as someone who made a difference in her own way.’
She discovered 32 comets and more than 500 asteroids. She was a research professor at Northern Arizona University, and the recipient of the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, the National Academies of Science Watson Medal, and the Rittenhouse Medal. Minor Planet 4445 Carolyn is named in her honor.
DPS MEETING REGISTRATION REMINDER – SEP 9
The presenter deadline to register for the DPS meeting is Thur Sep 9 – a little over two weeks away! Full member registration fee is $270; all students are $75; other rates at the link below.
JOBS, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
A. Postdoc for IDEA Fellows program at Stony Brook Geosciences (converts to tenure track)
Stony Brook University Department of Geosciences will soon be taking applications as part of the College of Arts and Sciences IDEA Fellows program. The selected IDEA Fellow will be a postdoctoral researcher committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. The Fellow will have full access to the world-class research labs in our department and will be expected to develop research collaborations with our faculty. We have active research groups in planetary science, mineral physics, geochemistry/ geochronology, and seismology/geophysics. Opportunities also exist to collaborate with staff at the National Synchrotron Light Source II at Brookhaven National Laboratory, 30 minutes from Stony Brook.
After two years, the IDEA Fellow position will convert to a tenure track position, including a startup package. You can learn more about the IDEA Fellows program, including application instructions here: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/cas/about/idea_fellows/. Please contact Tim Glotch at [email protected] with any questions.
B. Tenure-track faculty position in Planetary Science at Brown University
C. HEAD OF PLANETARY GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT AT DLR’S INSTITUTE OF PLANETARY RESEARCH
Send submissions to:
Maria Womack, DPS Secretary ([email protected])