Issue 23-10, April 27, 2023
- ALMA CYCLE 10 CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS NOW OPEN
- URANUS FLAGSHIP 2023: INVESTIGATIONS AND INSTRUMENTS FOR CROSS-DISCIPLINE SCIENCE
- SMALL BODIES ASSESSMENT GROUP (SBAG) STEERING COMMITTEE POSITIONS
- SBAG 29 – 1ST ANNOUNCEMENT – JULY 11-13, 2023
- SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE REVIEW TEAM FOR HABITABLE WORLDS OBSERVATORY
- THE XIII PAOLO FARINELLA PRIZE IS OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS
- REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2023 HYBRID PLANETINSITU WORKSHOP, WITHIN THE BRINES CONFERENCE
- JOBS, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
ALMA CYCLE 10 CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS NOW OPEN
The ALMA Director, on behalf of the Joint ALMA Observatory and the partner organizations in East Asia, Europe, and North America, is pleased to announce that the ALMA Cycle 10 Call for Proposals for scientific observations is now OPEN! See https://almascience.nrao.edu/proposing/call-for-proposals.
ALMA Cycle 10 is currently scheduled for observations from October 2023 to September 2024. Users of any nationality or affiliation are invited to submit proposals before the deadline of 15:00 UT on Thursday 10 May 2023.
On the 12-m Array, antenna configurations C-1 to C-8 (with maximum baselines between 0.16 and 8.5 km) will be offered. It is anticipated that 4300 hours will be allocated on the 12-m Array and 4300 hours on the Atacama Compact Array (ACA), also known as the Morita Array. Projects with observations in the highest-frequency Bands 8, 9, and 10 are strongly encouraged. Proposers are also encouraged to submit ACA stand-alone projects, especially in the LST range of 20h to 10h.
For more information about the Call, to download the ALMA Observing Tool, and to access all the Cycle 10 documentation, visit the ALMA Science Portal at www.almascience.org .
URANUS FLAGSHIP 2023: INVESTIGATIONS AND INSTRUMENTS FOR CROSS-DISCIPLINE SCIENCE
We are pleased to announce that the abstract submission is open for the URANUS FLAGSHIP 2023 workshop, held in Pasadena, California on July 25-27, 2023.
The abstract deadline is 27 April, 2023 (5 pm CT).
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together scientists and engineers to discuss how cross-discipline discoveries in the Uranus system can be achieved through instrument concepts and synergistic scientific investigations. This differs from past workshops that were focused on traditional, discipline-specific Ice Giant science questions. All components of the Uranus System (interior to magnetosphere) are in our scope, as are ties to exoplanets, heliophysics, and astrophysics. Innovative aspects of mission or instrument design that enable cross-discipline science are also welcome. This workshop will advance planning for the Uranus Orbiter and Probe mission called for by the recently released Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey.
If you are considering submitting an abstract to this workshop, you can use the following link to view the workshop and find the link for abstract submission.
We hope to see you all in Pasadena in July!
Erin Leonard, David Atkinson, Jamie Jasinski, and Mark Hofstadter
SMALL BODIES ASSESSMENT GROUP (SBAG) STEERING COMMITTEE POSITIONS
SBAG seeks applications for the SC (3-year terms). The SC organizes SBAG meetings, writes official findings, and takes a leadership role in other activities where community input is needed.
1. Human Exploration Lead: An individual actively involved in studying human exploration, aware of current challenges and advances in the field, to lead SBAG activities relevant to human exploration.
2. Early Career Secretary (2.5-yr term): A person to support the SC in all aspects of its meetings and operation, with <3 years experience after a terminal degree.
3. Three at-large members: Any small bodies community member from any career stage is welcome.
The application requires: 1) a two-page CV, including a description of participation in SBAG or other small bodies organizations, 2) a short (300 words maximum) statement of interest. Criteria for selection includes participation in small bodies community organizations,
leadership experience, and relevant research/mission experience.
In support of diversity, applicants may specify gender, whether they belong to an underrepresented group in STEM, or other relevant information.
E-mail applications to Lori Feaga ([email protected]) by May 5, 2023, 8:00 PM EDT. New members will be announced at the 29th Meeting of SBAG (July 11-13, 2023).
SBAG 29 – 1ST ANNOUNCEMENT – JULY 11-13, 2023
The 29th Meeting of the Small Bodies Assessment Group (SBAG) will take place Tuesday through Thursday, July 11-13, 2023. The meeting is hybrid with the in-person portion being held in Washington, DC at the University of Arizona Center for Outreach and Collaboration. Registration
information, early career opportunities, hotel block, and other logistical information will be posted when the details become available at https://www.lpi.usra.edu/sbag/meetings/.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE REVIEW TEAM FOR HABITABLE WORLDS OBSERVATORY
NASA is creating a Science, Technology, Architecture Review Team (START) to determine the science scope and needed observatory capabilities for the Habitable Worlds Observatory (HWO). HWO was prioritized by the 2020 Astrophysics Decadal Survey and is slated to be the NASA Astrophysics flagship mission that will follow the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. HWO will directly image and characterize exoplanets and conduct a wide range of groundbreaking astrophysics observations in the ultraviolet-visible-near infrared wavelength range. The Dear Colleague Letter and detailed Terms of Reference can be found on the NASA Astrophysics Great Observatories Maturation Program (GOMAP) webpage at:
We are soliciting self-nominations for people to serve on the START. We want START to be composed of people from diverse backgrounds and disciplinary perspectives, and encourage scientists, engineers, and technologists with terminal degrees in their field to self-nominate.
For more information on the START self-nomination process, please see the Dear Colleague Letter. For more information on the duties of START and its relationship to other activities please see the Terms of Reference for the NASA Astrophysics HWO START.
NASA will host a Virtual Town Hall meeting on Friday, May 5, 2023, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Eastern Time) to answer questions from the community. To connect to the town hall meeting, users with Microsoft Teams click here or follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/HWOSTART Users without Teams can follow the link and choose the join with their browser.
Meeting ID: 284 516 069 792
Please also check the GOMAP website at https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/programs/gomap for additional information.
Questions may be addressed to [email protected]
Thank you in advance for your interest in this exciting future project!
Director, Astrophysics Division
THE XIII PAOLO FARINELLA PRIZE IS OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS
This year topic is:
From superbolides to meteorites: physics and dynamics of small planetary impactors
The Farinella Prize, awarded to a young scientist with outstanding contributions in the field of planetary science, is part of the Europlanet Society activities and is delivered at the yearly EPSC meeting.
All information about the Prize as well as nomination forms can be found at:
DEADLINE for nominations has been extended to May 10, 2023.
Please, feel free to handle this announcement to whoever you may think interested in nominating any candidate.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2023 HYBRID PLANETINSITU WORKSHOP, WITHIN THE BRINES CONFERENCE
Folks are invited to participate in the first 2023 hybrid workshop on Optimizing Planetary In Situ Surface-Atmosphere Interaction Investigations (PlanetInsitu), held in conjunction with the Ancient & Future Brines Conference. This one-day workshop, held virtually and in Reno, NV on Thursday, May 18 (within the Brines conference) will include lightning talks about instrument and operations concepts under-development, panel discussions about observation site selection considerations and avoiding spacecraft-induced perturbations. Folks registered with the Brines conference do not need to separately register for this workshop. Other community members interested in participating in the Thursday presentations/discussion can register (for free) at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZMlrmXCd8_Mbz1RBrpj8c1zq0E8hDpza_bZPd658YjFqsgA/viewform. (As we can accommodate a limited number of virtual attendees, those that would observe only should wait for recordings of the workshop to be posted on the PlanetInsitu website http://planetinsitu.space/planet-in-situ-at-brines/ and the Brines conference website: https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/ancientfuturebrines2023/.)
And for those interested in attending in-person and able to demonstrate a relevant technology during the Brines fieldtrip on Friday, May 19, please indicate this on the registration and note the travel grants available for U.S. persons, with deadline May 3rd.
JOBS, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
New openings and opportunities are listed below and many more are at the link above.
- Postdoc-to-Faculty Position in Astronomy & Planetary Science, NAU
Northern Arizona University (NAU) is hiring Postdoctoral Scholars for the “Inclusive Academic Excellence in Scholars” program in astronomy, planetary science, or any related field. This program provides an opportunity for focused preparation for success in a faculty role with emphasis on teaching in General Studies, contributing to student success, and impactful research, while advancing the inclusion and diversity goals of our department, college, and university.
NAU is committed to student access and achievement as a primary driver of economic mobility and social impact. The intent of this program is to provide opportunities to develop and prepare new faculty for success in all areas of faculty effort (teaching, scholarship/creative activity, and service). Contingent on evaluation and successful development and performance in all responsibility areas, scholars will be considered for transition to full-time Career Track or Tenure Track faculty positions.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vita to Jamie Baxter ([email protected]), Assistant Director of Operations for the College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Science at NAU, as soon as possible; review of applications will begin May 1.
The NAU Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science (APS) empowers learning and success through close interactions between faculty and students that are fostered by an inclusive, collegial atmosphere. Our science investigates fundamental questions about the Universe and our place in it, and our world-class research programs provide students with the skills needed to become leaders in astronomy and planetary science. Above all, we provide high-quality research and education services to the peoples of Arizona, and nurture an environment that is supportive of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and world views.
Tenure-Track Planetary Science Faculty Position at Hampton University
Postdoctoral Position in Exoplanet Research and Public Outreach
- NASA Postdoc Fellowship
Application deadline July 1, 2023
The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals.
The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete one- to three-year Fellowship appointments that advance NASA’s missions in Earth science, planetary science, heliophysics,
astrophysics, biological and physical science, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration systems, space operations, space technology, and astrobiology. Search for NPP research opportunities in Planetary Science here:
For further information and to apply, visit:
Questions: [email protected]
Send submissions to: Maria Womack, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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