Issue 22-21, Aug 3, 2022
- DPS ELECTION CLOSES AUG 12
- 2022 DPS URM TRAVEL GRANT CALL OPEN UNTIL AUGUST 5
- EARLY REGISTRATION FOR DPS 54TH MEETING ENDS AUGUST 18
- COMMUNITY WORKSHOP ON FUTURE PLANETARY OBSERVATIONS WITH THE NEW HORIZONS SPACECRAFT
- DPS 2022 WOMEN IN PLANETARY SCIENCE DISCUSSION HOUR
- DPS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE LISTENING BOOTH AT LONDON MEETING
- NASA PLANETARY SCIENCE DIVISION TOWNHALL – DECADAL SURVEY INITIAL RESPONSE
- THE SMALL BODIES ASSESSMENT GROUP’S NEXT MEETING (SBAG #28) WILL BE JANUARY 24-26, 2023 AT IPAC ON THE CALTECH CAMPUS IN PASADENA, CA, AND ONLINE
- 2022 DPS URM TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATION OPEN UNTIL AUGUST 5
- DPS 2024 MEETING TO END THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2024
- JOB, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
DPS ELECTION CLOSES AUG 12
We need to hear from you! Please vote in the DPS election. If you can’t find your ballot in your email, please email the DPS Secretary (Maria Womack) at [email protected].
This election has two components: Division leaders and DPS Bylaws changes.
LEADERSHIP: We’re choosing a new Vice-Chair, two DPS Committee members, and one Student Representative to the DPS Committee. The Vice-Chair will become Chair in October 2023. Information and position statements for all candidates have been collected into this single PDF and are listed below:
Vice Chair (1 to be elected):
Carol Raymond, NASA JPL
Joe Spitale, SETI Institute
Committee (2 to be elected):
Flaviane Venditti, University of Central Florida
Driss Takir, NASA JSC
Jennifer Hanley, Lowell Observatory
Shawn Brooks, NASA JPL
Student representative (1 to be elected):
Samuel Myers, University of Arizona
Robert Melikyan, University of Arizona
Alex Rousch, University of Texas at San Antonio
BYLAWS: The proposed amendments to the Bylaws are to add a new Officer of the Division (the Professional Culture & Climate Officer), and also whenever a post for all officers that work with subcommittees falls vacant to seek and consider recommendations from the relevant subcommittee’s members.
As stipulated by the DPS Bylaws, the proposed amendments to the Bylaws were first recommended by the Committee and then were submitted to and approved by the AAS Board of Trustees. The last step is for the proposed amendments to be ratified in a ballot by two-thirds of the Members voting. The amendments were presented and discussed at the 53rd DPS Conference members meeting in October 2021.
You can read the exact wording and changes markup in the DPS Bylaws Markup before voting FOR or AGAINST approval.
2022 DPS URM TRAVEL GRANT CALL OPEN UNTIL AUGUST 5
The DPS once again offers travel funds to encourage and support participation of students, scientists, and other space professionals who are members of historically underrepresented and underserved racial and ethnic groups. In partnership with the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP), awards are available for members of Black/African American, Indigenous, and/or Latinx communities to support attendance at the annual DPS meeting and/or the annual NSBP meeting. To apply for in-person travel support for either the DPS or NSBP 2022 meeting, please apply by August 5.
Tentatively, a later deadline will be set for applications for virtual registration (but such applications can be submitted now).
The application can be found at content/underrepresented-minority-communities-planetary-science-travel-grant-form.
The DPS community is encouraged to support this fund – donations can be submitted at:Inclusivity/support-underrepresented-minority-communities-planetary-science.
EARLY REGISTRATION FOR DPS 54TH MEETING ENDS AUGUST 18
Join us in the heart of the planetary science community in Canada for DPS 54. To be held both virtually and in person 2 – 7 October 2022 in London, Canada, this hybrid meeting will include options for active remote participation, such as the popular iPoster presentation format. As our first in-person meeting since 2019, #DPS2022 promises to provide a lively environment, a jam-packed scientific schedule, and the chance to reconnect once again with colleagues and friends.
Early registration fees are $795 for full members attending in person and $410 for full members attending virtually. All other registration fees, including regular and late registration fees, student registration, and more can be found at the link below:
COMMUNITY WORKSHOP ON FUTURE PLANETARY OBSERVATIONS WITH THE NEW HORIZONS SPACECRAFT
OCT 2, 2022, 3-5 PM EASTERN
The New Horizons team is hosting a community workshop for creative discussion of future planetary science that may be conducted with the New Horizons spacecraft. Please join us and bring your ideas/expertise for potential planetary applications and observations! We will give an overview of the instruments and resources available, and use the remainder of the time for active brainstorming. The 2-hr workshop will be hybrid, both in-person (at the DPS conference venue) and virtual attendance will be supported. The workshop will be on Sunday Oct 2, 2022, 5-5 pm Eastern (the day before the DPS meeting). The workshop is free to attend. You do not need to be registered for the DPS meeting to attend virtually, but all participants, both in person and virtual, should fill out the separate registration form specific to this workshop at the following link: https://bit.ly/DPS_NH_22. Please contact Kelsi Singer ([email protected]) with questions.
DPS 2022 WOMEN IN PLANETARY SCIENCE DISCUSSION HOUR
Oct 4 hybrid event
Join us for the annual Division for Planetary Sciences Women in Planetary Science event in a hybrid format on October 4, Noon-1 Eastern. All are welcome! For in person, please register by August 15 – that is when we need to get the initial food order in.
We will have both online and in person event hosts to facilitate conversation for both types of attendees. This year the format will be mostly small-group discussions on professional development topics. Please see more details and register for the event at http://bit.ly/DPS_WiPS_2022. The event is free to attend. A huge thanks(!) to our generous sponsor AURA (https://www.aura-astronomy.org/) for supporting this event again this year. We know plans change, but please register ASAP if there is a 50% chance you will attend either in person or virtual so we can start to plan.
DPS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE LISTENING BOOTH AT LONDON MEETING
The DPS Executive Committee will be staffing a “listening booth” during the London Meeting to get member feedback on issues of importance to them. Please stop by and share your thoughts on any issue. There will be opportunities for both in person and virtual attendees!
NASA PLANETARY SCIENCE DIVISION TOWNHALL – DECADAL SURVEY INITIAL RESPONSE
NASA’s Planetary Science Division (PSD) is hosting a virtual community townhall Thursday, August 18th, 2022, from 2 to 4 p.m. (Eastern). This townhall is a forum for Dr. Lori Glaze, PSD Director, to provide the agency’s initial public response to the NASEM Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023–2032. Public questions will be addressed at the end of the presentation. Questions can be submitted before, or during, the event at this link: https://nasa.cnf.io/sessions/y2xm/#!/dashboard.
The townhall will be recorded and posted online following the event at: https://science.nasa.gov/solar-system/documents.
Townhall Connection details:
Webinar number: 2761 431 7417
Webinar password: MUf3AygJ$48 (68332945 from phones)
Join by phone:
+1-929-251-9612 USA Toll 2
+1-415-527-5035 US Toll
Access code: 276 143 17417
THE SMALL BODIES ASSESSMENT GROUP’S NEXT MEETING (SBAG #28) WILL BE JANUARY 24-26, 2023 AT IPAC ON THE CALTECH CAMPUS IN PASADENA, CA, AND ONLINE
In-person attendees will be required to adhere to Caltech’s COVID prevention policies. At the present time these include a strict vaccine mandate and wearing a medical grade mask while indoors. All in-person attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination.
Bonnie Buratti (SBAG Chair)
DPS 2022 DEPENDENT CARE GRANTS
The DPS Susan Niebur Professional Development Fund provides financial assistance to qualifying members of the DPS in order to facilitate their meeting participation by offsetting dependent care costs (such as childcare, elder care, spousal care, etc) at the meeting location, or at home, during the DPS conference week. This includes dependent care expenses needed to allow participation in the 2022 DPS meeting, whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.
The DPS Professional Development Subcommittee will accept applications for dependent care subsidies to assist an eligible DPS member to participate in the 2022 DPS Meeting. The initial submission deadline is Thursday, September 8, 2022. The review of submissions will begin September 9; however, further requests will be accepted and reviewed, funding and eligibility permitting.
Please access the grant application form at development#grants .
Mark Gurwell, Tracy Becker, & Nicholas Lang
DPS Professional Development Subcommittee members
DPS 2024 MEETING TO END THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2024
The DPS committee has voted to end the 2024 meeting on Thursday October 10, 2024 to avoid impacting the start of Yom Kippur. The impact on the meeting format (e.g. shorter meeting, starting the scientific program on Sunday with workshops and opening reception on Saturday) is still being worked with the SOC, LOC, and VOC.
JOB, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
A. Postdoc – Boston University – Radio occultations of plasma environments
in the Jupiter system
The Center for Space Physics at Boston University invites applications
for a postdoctoral researcher position supervised by Professor Paul
Withers. The research will involve (A) analysis and interpretation of
radio occultation observations of Jupiter’s ionosphere by the Juno
spacecraft and (B) planning for future radio occultations of Europa’s
ionosphere by the Europa Clipper spacecraft. Depending on the
candidate’s interests, analysis of existing observations of the various
plasma environments in the Jupiter system may also be possible.
Candidates should possess a PhD degree in a relevant field. Experience
conducting research on planetary ionospheres or other plasma
environments is desirable. The salary offered will be competitive and
commensurate with experience. Funding is available for two years with
the possibility of extension. The appointment is expected to begin as
soon as possible after 1 January 2023. Please contact Paul Withers
([email protected]) for further information.
Applications should be sent by email to Paul Withers ([email protected]).
The application should be submitted in PDF format and contain a
curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and contact
information for three referees. Review of applications will begin on 1
October 2022. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly
encouraged to apply. Boston University is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.
B. Postdoctoral Position at Brown University Studying Martian Surface Processes
Postdoctoral researcher sought for the Planetary Sciences group at Brown University. This project focuses on martian rockfalls as a dynamic erosional process. Additionally, the position could include independent Mars-related research of the candidate’s own choosing using HiRISE and other remote sensing data. Women, members of historically underrepresented groups, and individuals with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. Potential applicants are welcome to contact Dr. Ingrid Daubar ([email protected]) to discuss the position. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2021.
For more information:
Send submissions to: Maria Womack, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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