Issue 22-31, Oct 31, 2022
- EUROPA CLIPPER PROJECT MAILING LIST
- WORKSHOP ON EDIA FOR LEADERS IN PLANETARY SCIENCE #EDIALPS
- ADVOCATING FOR TRITON MISSION
- SBAG TRAVEL STIPENDS AVAILABLE
- APPLY NOW FOR IAU MEMBERSHIP IN 2023
- IN MEMORIAM: ROBERT W. CARLSON (1941 – 2022)
- COSPAR MEETING: 5TH SYMPOSIUM AND 45TH SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY
- 2023 PIERAZZO INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD
- JOBS, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
EUROPA CLIPPER PROJECT MAILING LIST
The Europa Clipper Project is bringing together a group of ground and space-based observers of Europa, with the goal of enhancing the scientific return of the Europa Clipper mission. The purpose of the group is to provide temporal coverage and context for measurements, additional wavelengths and geometries, monitoring, follow-up, and advocacy to TACs. The Europa Clipper Project will host a workshop once or twice a year in conjunction with a major conference, with the first one tentatively set for DPS 2023. Observers are expected to fund their own activities. If you are interested in being on the mailing list, please contact Bonnie Buratti, Europa Clipper JPL Deputy Project Scientist, ([email protected]), with a one sentence summary describing your expected contribution.
WORKSHOP ON EDIA FOR LEADERS IN PLANETARY SCIENCE #EDIALPS
November 30 – December 2, 2022
We invite planetary scientists in leadership roles to join us for a pilot workshop designed to engage participants with EDIA concepts and strategies. “Leadership” includes: Mission and instrument PIs (and future PIs), department chairs, institute directors, program officers, and group leaders of all kinds. The goal of this workshop is to give participants the basic tools they need to begin to enact positive change in their personal and professional spheres regarding inclusion, diversity, access, and equity. The meeting will be entirely on-line with no registration fee.
The workshop leaders will be Drs. Julie Rathbun and JA Grier. For more information go to https://edialps.psi.edu or see Dr. Grier’s DPS poster at https://dps54-aas.ipostersessions.com/default.aspx?s=62-14-20-50-2C-E4-EA-91-B8-1C-E9-87-C6-54-4A-1D.
ADVOCATING FOR TRITON MISSION
A community announcement for NF5 is out and Curt Niebur has requested comments by October 31. We have written a letter to Curt advocating for a Triton mission to be added to the NF5 list. We are basing this on the fact that the new Ocean, Worlds, and Life decadal survey prioritized Triton science highly and put a Triton mission on the NF7 list. NF7 was selected over NF6 with the expectation of using a Jupiter Gravity Assist (JGA) trajectory. NF5 also has JGA available within its range of launch dates, without the uncertainty of schedule slips in the future that could negate the opportunity for NF7.
We are advocating for the NF7 mission envisioned by OWL to be moved up to NF5 solely on the basis of the decadal scientific support, not that a CAPS process would be required, with associated delays in the NF5 AO release (the letter to Curt is explicit in that regard).
Please go to this link to read the letter. If you would like to endorse it please add your signature.
SBAG TRAVEL STIPENDS AVAILABLE
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 have been added to the website. Please send talk applications to SBAG Early Career Secretary Stephanie Jarmak ([email protected]) and Chair Lori Feaga ([email protected]) and feel free to contact them if you have any questions about the application process.
Note from Jack Lissauer, President of IAU Commission F2, Exoplanets and the Solar System:
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) encourages applications for new Individual and Junior members to be admitted in 2023. Apply by 15 December 2022.
Most DPS members who join the IAU will probably want to be part of the IAU Commission on Exoplanets & the Solar System, which I currently serve as President, and I would like planetary scientists to play a larger role within the IAU.
Jack Lissauer, President of IAU Commission F2, Exoplanets and the Solar System.
IN MEMORIAM: ROBERT W. CARLSON (1941 – 2022)
Robert “Bob” Carlson died peacefully in his sleep in Reno, Nevada, surrounded by family, after a months-long battle with cancer. Bob was a brilliant scientist, as well as an amazing mentor, friend, husband, father, and grandfather. Those of you who knew him likely recall fond memories of his soft, but detailed approach to any problem – always gracious and insightful. He was born in Waseca, Minnesota, graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1963, and received his PhD in physics from the University of Southern California in 1970. Bob spent most of his career (1978-2016) at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California. As Principal Investigator of the Galileo Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS), he was also the greatest skeptic of the results. Among many firsts made by Bob and the NIMS team, the discovery of hydrogen peroxide and a radiolytic sulfur cycle on Europa have transformed our understanding of the potential habitability of that world, and have helped set the stage for future exploration. As an AGU Fellow and Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Geophysical Research – Planets, he worked hard to see the best in every manuscript. In the lab, Bob was meticulous and diligent, enjoying every opportunity to solve a new planetary puzzle. He is survived by wife Kathie, sister Jeanne Withroe, his two daughters Jill Carlson and Kristen Conway, and his four beloved grandchildren Noah, Bridget, and Caleb Conway, and Cooper Carlson.
COSPAR MEETING: 5TH SYMPOSIUM AND 45TH SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY
5th Symposium of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR): Space Science with Small Satellites
16 – 21 April 2023 in Singapore
https://www.cospar-assembly.org (scientific program, abstract submission)
https://www.cospar2023.org/ (registration, accommodation, etc.)
Nanyang Technical University and the Office for Space Technology and Industry, Singapore
31 December 2022
– Space Science with Small Satellites
– Space Debris Monitoring and Mitigation Using Small Satellites
– Earth Observation and Environment Monitoring from Small Satellites
– Deep-Space Science and Exploration with Miniaturized Systems
– Capacity Building with Small Satellites – a COSPAR-INSPIRE Long Term Plan
– Enabling Technologies from Small Satellites
– Microsatellites for Space Weather and Radio Astronomy
– Establishing a Constellation of Small Satellites
Selected papers published in Advances in Space Research and Life Sciences in Space Research, fully refereed journals with no deadlines open to all submissions in relevant fields.
2023 PIERAZZO INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD
Application deadline: 9 PM MST, November 28, 2022. Awards will be announced on or before December 4, 2022.
This award is established by the Planetary Science Institute in memory of Senior Scientist Betty Pierazzo to support and encourage graduate students to build international collaborations and relationships in planetary science. Two awards will be made each year, contingent upon there being meritorious applications. One will be awarded to a graduate student working on his or her Ph.D. at an institution within the U.S. This is to support travel to a planetary science related meeting (conferences and workshops) outside of the U.S. The second award will be to a graduate student working on his or her Ph.D. at an institution outside of the U.S. This is to support travel to a planetary science related meeting within the U.S. These include general meetings that have planetary-focused sessions such as the AGU, GSA, EGU and IAG.
The award will consist of a certificate and up to $2,000 US.
Additional information and application materials are available at:
JOBS, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
- Open-Rank Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty Position in Remote Sensing, Rowan University
- UTSA-SwRI Graduate Program Applications Due Jan 1
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) invite motivated students to apply for our innovative, joint Space Physics Ph.D. program! UTSA is an R1 Research University and its Department of Physics and Astronomy offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics for areas such as Space Physics, Planetary Science, Astrophysics, Material Science, Biophysics and Nanotechnology. SwRI is a leader in space physics and planetary science research and is known internationally for leading and contributing to a number of NASA and ESA flight instruments and missions. The UTSA-SwRI Ph.D. Program prepares students for a career in Space Physics, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics through research-focused course work and direct involvement in investigations with space flight missions including ACE, Bepi-Columbo, Europa Clipper, IMAP, JUICE, Juno, LRO, MMS, Parker Solar Probe, Solar Orbiter, SWFO-L1, among others.
Applications due: January 1, 2023 (https://future.utsa.edu/programs/doctoral/physics/)
- Tenure-track Faculty Position in Planetary Science at CU-Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric & Space Physics
Review of applicants starts 28 Nov 2022, open until filled.
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – Advanced Materials
Send submissions to: Maria Womack, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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