Issue 23-02, January 22, 2023
- DPS SEEKING SELF-NOMINATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF HISTORIAN
- DPS MEETING EXPLORATION TEAM (DPS-MXT) REPORT COMPLETED AND POSTED
- SPACE SCIENCE IN CONTEXT CONFERENCE JAN 26
- DUST, ATMOSPHERE, AND PLASMA ENVIRONMENT OF THE MOON AND SMALL BODIES WORKSHOP
- 2023 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF DEEP SPACE SCIENCES, 24-30 APR
- PDS USER EXPERIENCE TESTERS NEEDED
- JOBS, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
DPS SEEKING SELF-NOMINATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF HISTORIAN
The DPS is currently soliciting self-nominations for the volunteer position of Committee Historian. A detailed list of the duties of the Historian can be found here: leadership/officer-responsibilities. In brief, the Historian is in charge of updating and maintaining a suitable archive for DPS records, and communicating their work to the DPS Committee.
To self-nominate, please send the following materials to DPS Chair Catherine Neish ([email protected]) by March 1, 2023:
(1) Your name, contact details and your present affiliation.
(2) A short description of your experience with historical and/or archival documents, and why you would like to volunteer for the position of DPS Historian.
The term of the appointment is three years, and is open to DPS members of all career levels. The DPS Historian may attend DPS Committee meetings, but is not considered a voting member.
DPS MEETING EXPLORATION TEAM (DPS-MXT) REPORT COMPLETED AND POSTED
The DPS Meeting Exploration Team (DPS-MXT) is pleased to share their final report with the DPS Community at wp-content/uploads/files/meetings/DPS-MXT_Report.pdf. We provide recommendations about future DPS meetings, with respect to potential meeting structures (i.e., fully virtual, in-person focused, or fully hybrid): 11 general recommendations that aim to increase engagement of the broad DPS community with DPS meetings, 8 recommendations on near-term DPS meeting planning and information gathering, and 9 recommendations focused on specific aspects of DPS meetings that are strongly influenced by. Our references and community-sourced information are presented in the Appendices, and we thank all that spoke with our group, responded to the surveys, or otherwise provided us with input. This was an extensive labor, and we hope it’ll provide useful guidance for the DPS Committee, DPS meeting organizers, and planetary scientists as we continue to grapple with the world situation and our community’s evolving needs and capabilities. And we look forward to engaging with folks at future DPS meetings!
SPACE SCIENCE IN CONTEXT CONFERENCE JAN 26
Please join us on the 26th January 2023 for Space Science in Context (SSiC); a FREE online conference that unpacks the social dimensions of outer space. We have three panels of invited speakers who will be live in conversation – on Space and the Environment; Space, Technology and Dual-Use; and Labour and Space – packed with wonderful speakers, and two poster sessions of contributions from around the world on how space interacts with local social contexts.
Our schedule, programme and more information about SSiC is available online spacescienceincontext.com and from Thursday 19th January the prerecorded talks and posters are available online to registrants.
Register for the conference and gain access to our pre-recorded content and the live panels, for free, here: https://forms.gle/SXExxJ8Ux7BWWFet9
We will be providing English-language CART for the three speaker panels and one poster room in each session, with auto-captioning available for the poster sessions. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide full CART or live translation services this year due to budgetary restrictions but hope to in future. Further, we require all attendees, invited speakers, and poster presenters to comply with our code of conduct. If you would like more information about accessibility, including how to use Zoom’s accessibility features, or safety please reach out to us at [email protected].
Space Science in Context 2023 is only possible thanks to the financial support of the Royal Astronomical Society’s Meeting Grant; and the European Association of Science and Technology Studies EASST Fund. SSiC is and will always be free to attend. If you would like to donate to support SSiC and our mission to pay speakers and build accessible, interdisciplinary platforms, please consider buying us a Ko-Fi! https://ko-fi.com/spacescienceincontext
Dr. Divya M. Persaud
Dr. Ellie Armstrong
DUST, ATMOSPHERE, AND PLASMA ENVIRONMENT OF THE MOON AND SMALL BODIES WORKSHOP
We are pleased to announce the 4th Dust, Atmosphere, and Plasma Environment of the Moon and Small Bodies (DAP-2023) workshop this summer. This will be a three-day workshop from June 5-7, 2023 in Boulder, CO.
The DAP-2023 workshop will be hosted by the SSERVI-IMPACT team at the University of Colorado, and will be a forum to (i) discuss our current understanding of the surface environment of the Moon and other small bodies, (ii) share new results from past and ongoing missions to the moon, airless bodies and comets, and (iii) describe expectations, problems, and solutions for planned future missions to dusty destinations.
DAP-2023 will follow the tradition of three previous workshops, LDAP-2010, DAP-2012, and DAP-2017. Contributions to each of these workshops were published in special issues of Planetary and Space Sciences.
A more detailed announcement with abstract submission instructions and dates should be arriving to your in-box by the end of the month, but for now please mark your calendar, and we look forward to seeing you in Boulder this June!
Tobin Munsat, Xu Wang, and Mihaly Horanyi
2023 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF DEEP SPACE SCIENCES, 24-30 APR
The conference is one of the activities conducted during the 2023 Space Day of China, to be held in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province, from 24th to 30th April 2023. It is jointly organized by Deep Space Exploration Laboratory (DSEL) and University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). DSEL is co-established by the China National Space Administration (CNSA), Anhui Province and USTC. The laboratory is expected to carry out scientific, technological and engineering research focused on major national projects in deep space explorations.
China will carry out more deep space exploration missions in the next 10 to 15 years. The fourth stage of its lunar exploration program has been approved, including Chang’e-6, Chang’e-7, and Chang’e-8. The next step of the planetary exploration program is also fixed. China will implement Tianwen-2 for asteroid sample return, Tianwen-3 for Mars sample return, and Tianwen-4 for Jupiter system exploration. Meanwhile, more deep space exploration missions, e.g., for the Sun, the heliopause, icy planets, and exoplanets, are in the plan.
The International Conference of Deep Space Sciences brings scientists worldwide to discuss new developments in deep space sciences. The conference consists of a series of topical sessions. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we feel deeply honoured to invite you to submit abstracts. New proposals for topical sessions are also welcome (Please contact [email protected]).
For more information about the conference and important dates, please visit: https://planet.ustc.edu.cn/icdss
PDS USER EXPERIENCE TESTERS NEEDED
The NASA Planetary Data System (PDS) needs your input! The PDS is in the process of modernizing the User Experience and Interface Design of the overall PDS web experience. Over the next couple years, we will be looking for your feedback on our new designs and for beta testing some of our efforts, with the first iteration of this underway throughout the first quarter of 2023 (January-March). If you have 30-45 minutes to spare, our design team will walk you through the updated PDS and gather your input to ensure that we will meet your expectations and needs as the new site and tools evolve. Your information will be kept confidential as an evaluation participant. If interested in participating, please contact the PDS Help Desk ([email protected]) or Mike Newcomb ([email protected]) for more information.
Planetary data enthusiasts of all backgrounds and experience levels welcome!
JOBS, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
- Postdoctoral Scholar, IPAC
Applications received by February 28, 2023 will receive full consideration but we plan on reviewing until the position has been filled.
Send submissions to: Maria Womack, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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