Issue 22-30, Oct 16, 2022
- SURVEY ABOUT FUTURE MEETINGS FOR DPS FOLKS WHO DID NOT ATTEND THE 2022 DPS HYBRID MEETING
- CENTAURS: A PROPOSED NEW AAS-IOP EBOOK
- NASA SBAG JAN 24-26
- TRICK-OR-TREAT AND TELESCOPES
- SHARING PLANETARY SCIENCE: ADAPTING YOUR TALKS
- JOBS, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
SURVEY ABOUT FUTURE MEETINGS FOR DPS FOLKS WHO DID NOT ATTEND THE 2022 DPS HYBRID MEETING
The DPS Meeting Exploration Team (DPS-MXT) is working to identify options for future DPS fall meeting structures (e.g., virtual, in-person focused, or hybrid) that would best serve the full DPS community, and is soliciting input from the DPS community via a new survey. Those registered for the 2022 DPS hybrid meeting will find our questions in the usual DPS post-meeting survey (please fill that out when you receive the email!). For those who did not attend this year’s DPS meeting, please answer our questions at https://bit.ly/DPSMXTnotatmeeting; the survey will take ~10min to fill out.
Both surveys will be open through October 28. More information about DPS-MXT can be found at meetings/dps-mxt, and questions/comments can be directed to the DPS-MXT Chair, Serina Diniega ([email protected]). Thank you for your help.
CENTAURS: A PROPOSED NEW AAS-IOP EBOOK
Open Call For Expressions Of Interest
This will be the first comprehensive research reference covering the Centaurs as a population of objects critical to our understanding of the formation and evolution of icy small bodies in the solar system. Topics to be reviewed in CENTAURS include:
- * the current states of Centaur observations and laboratory experiments
- * connections to the Trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs), Jupiter family comets (JFCs), and other icy body populations
- * current theories on the formation of Centaurs
- * constraints on Centaurs’ physical properties (shapes, composition, surface properties, etc)
- * our current best understanding of volatile outgassing, outbursting, surface evolution, ring formation, and other processes that affect Centaurs as they physically evolve
- * proposed in situ exploration of Centaurs
- * exciting new tools, such as the Vera Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) and JWST, which could transform our understanding of the Centaurs
We are looking for a wide range of interested contributors. If you study Centaurs in any way and might be interested in contributing to a review chapter, please give us your contact information via this google form: https://forms.gle/aRxp4zGbByLhHtib9
We welcome expressions of interest from people of all career stages and backgrounds. We will be sending and seeking further information once we have gathered contact information from a wide range of interested authors. Please respond by December 31, 2022.
NASA SBAG JAN 24-26
The upcoming NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group meeting will be held virtually and in person at IPAC on the Caltech Campus in Pasadena, CA on January 24 – 26 2023. There will be multiple presentation opportunities at this meeting specifically for the early career small body community including invited early-career speakers and lightning talks. Applications for 15-minute invited talks and 3-minute lightning talks are due via email by COB (5 pm Eastern Time) by November 5 2022.
We are also continuing our meeting mentor program, so please reach out if you are an early-career attendee who would like to be paired with a mentor during the meeting.
Additional details about these opportunities including application instructions are available on the SBAG meeting website: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/sbag/meetings/. There will also be additional travel stipends available and information about this application process will be added to the website in the near future.
Please send the application to SBAG Early Career Secretary Stephanie Jarmak ([email protected]) and feel free to contact her if you have any questions about the application process.
TRICK-OR-TREAT AND TELESCOPES
In a post-covid revival of Trick-or Treat and Telescopes, the DPS is again encouraging its members to put up their telescopes on their lawns, neighbors’ lawns (with permission of course), or at school and community events.
See the announcement and flyer with suggested viewing opportunities (Saturn, Jupiter, and a crescent Moon):
Please send comments and pictures of your events to [email protected]so we can feature them in a future DPS talk (all contributors will be coauthors).
SHARING PLANETARY SCIENCE: ADAPTING YOUR TALKS
Thursday, October 20
1 pm EDT/ 12 pm CDT/ 11 am MDT/ 10 am PDT
All planetary scientists (including researchers, engineers, and graduate students) are invited to these free seminars on engaging public audiences! It can be challenging to adjust a planetary science presentation for a new audience: for children, students, amateur astronomers, and others. Join the discussion on ways to tailor a presentation for a specific audience.
Join here: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1608577073
For more information about Sharing Planetary Science seminars, including past recordings and resources, go to https://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/scientist-engagement.
JOBS, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
A. Postdoctoral researcher, Surface Composition Modeling RADAR Moon Asteroids Phobos/Deimos, University of Helsinki
B. Two tenure-track positions, Planetary Science / Planetary Systems Modeling, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Review of applications starts November 1, 2022.
C. Assistant Professor – Igneous Petrology of Earth & Planetary Materials, Purdue University
D. Multiple Ph.D. Positions In Planetary Science At University Of Central Florida
Faculty within the UCF Department of Physics are seeking Ph.D. students in multiple areas of Planetary Science for Fall 2023. The application deadline for priority consideration is December 1st. Faculty and the research areas that they are looking for graduate students to be involved with include:
Dr. Kerri Donaldson Hanna – Thermal IR remote sensing of the Moon, particularly from Diviner and in-situ measurements that will be made by Lunar-VISE
Dr. Addie Dove – Regolith and dust dynamics, particularly related to measurements that will be made by Lunar-VIS
Dr. Yan Fernandez and Dr. Charles Schambeau – Telescopic studies of comet behavior and thermal properties
Dr. Ramses Ramirez – Atmospheric modeling of potentially habitable exoplanets or solar system worlds
Highly motivated individuals with relevant physics, astronomy, planetary science, geoscience, or engineering backgrounds are encouraged to apply and to contact the faculty member they would be interested in working with. We especially encourage applications from all historically-underrepresented groups.
UCF offers robust academic and research mentoring programs and have strong ties to the Florida Space Institute, Arecibo, and the NASA Kennedy Space Center. More information about the Planetary Sciences Group and its Ph.D. program can be found here:
Send submissions to: Maria Womack, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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