Issue 23-15, May 28, 2023
1. NOTE FROM THE CHAIR: STATEMENT OF CARE FOR DPS-EPSC 2023
2. INFORMATION ABOUT DPS-EPSC ABSTRACTS
3. NASA SMD BRIDGE PROGRAM SEEKS REVIEWERS
4. UPCOMING NASA ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS: NAC SCIENCE AND PAC
5. HYBRID SCIENCE LECTURE: EXPLORING THE LUNAR SOUTH POLE, JUNE 8
6. ISSOL/IAU ORIGINS OF LIFE MEETING IN QUITO
7. JOBS, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
NOTE FROM THE CHAIR: STATEMENT OF CARE FOR DPS-EPSC 2023
I am writing this note to let you know that masks will once again be required at our joint DPS-EPSC meeting, to be held online and in San Antonio, TX from October 1-6, 2023. Our goal is to protect our community members to the best of our ability, noting that many of our members would not be able to attend the meeting without the protection provided by masks. As attendees from our London 2022 meeting remarked, “The COVID precautions taken by the LOC allowed me to attend (e.g. masking mandate)” and “I want to reiterate the importance of taking COVID precautions seriously moving forward. It was the sole reason I was able to attend this meeting in-person.”
Therefore, in order to provide a safe and equitable space for all of our members, we therefore ask that all attendees wear a N95, KN95, KF94, or FFP2 mask, or one of equivalent protection. To facilitate this process, we will provide two such masks for each in-person attendee.
This year, however, we will not require in-person attendees to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Instead, we are asking people to avoid the meeting if they are feeling unwell. Our full “Statement of Care” for DPS-EPSC 2023 can be found here: https://aas.org/meetings/dps55/statement-of-care
Thank you for keeping our community safe. I hope to see many of you in October.
INFORMATION ABOUT DPS-EPSC ABSTRACTS
The DPS-EPSC Science Organizing Committee (SOC) is excited to provide an excellent science program for the upcoming meeting in downtown San Antonio, TX on Oct 1 – 6th.
Abstract submissions will open in early June and the abstract deadline will be July 6. One first-author scientific abstract is permitted per individual; a total of up to two first-author abstracts are permitted if at least one is in the areas of history/DEIA/workforce/education/outreach.
The SOC encourages abstracts in all of (but not limited to) the following areas. Please note that some of the items on the list may not traditionally be emphasized at either DPS or EPSC; however, the SOC would like to be sure that the community is aware that such abstracts are welcome. Submissions in overlapping areas will be welcome and can be categorized in up to two relevant areas during submission. Please reach out to the DPS-EPSC chairs (Akos Kereszturi, Stavro Lambrov, and Tracy Becker) with any questions you may have.
· Planetary Space Physics
· Mission Instrumentation, Techniques, Modeling (MITM) (including future mission concepts)
· Laboratory Studies
· Field Analogue Research
· Processes across the Solar System
· Highlights from current / recent missions
· Terrestrial planets & their moons
· Outer Planet Systems (atmospheres, interiors, magnetospheres)
· Outer Planet Satellites & Ocean Worlds
· Planetary Rings
· Small Bodies & Dust (Comets, Kuiper Belt Objects, Asteroids, near-Earth objects, Meteoroids, Meteorites, Meteors)
· Exoplanets and Origins of Planetary Systems
· Observational Techniques (e.g., ground-based radar, adaptive optics)
Areas of history/DEIA/workforce/education/outreach:
- Planetary Science Workforce
- Outreach / Education
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA)
- Amateur Astronomy / Citizen Science
- Historical Astronomy
NASA SMD BRIDGE PROGRAM SEEKS REVIEWERS
NASA’s SMD Bridge Program is seeking reviewers for proposals received in response to the Bridge Program Seed Funding call for proposals (ROSES-2023, Appendix F.23). Desired areas of expertise include all areas of science, engineering, and technology development relevant to SMD. We are also seeking reviewers with experience in professional and workforce development, including mentoring, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) work, and STEM education. Reviewers will be compensated for their time.
Learn more about the Bridge Program Seed Funding solicitation (F.23) here.
Please send questions to [email protected].
UPCOMING NASA ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS: NAC SCIENCE AND PAC
The next NASA Advisory Committee (NAC) Science Committee meeting will be May 31-June 1; this advisory committee primarily issues findings to the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD). The upcoming NAC Science Committee meeting agenda and other information about this group can be found at:https://science.nasa.gov/science-committee/meetings
The next NASA Planetary Science Committee meeting will be June 21-23; this advisory committee primarily issues findings to NASA Planetary Science Division (PSD). The agenda for the upcoming PAC meeting is not yet posted, but will be available in a few weeks at: https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/nac/science-advisory-committees/pac. Currently available information includes past meeting agendas and findings, committee membership, and a “PAC 101” slide package that explains the role and rules of the PAC.
Both of these meetings are open to the public (and virtual connection information is usually on the agenda) and there are specific periods when comments from the community are solicited.
HYBRID SCIENCE LECTURE: EXPLORING THE LUNAR SOUTH POLE, JUNE 8
Join the LPI for a hybrid presentation (in-person and online) by Dr. David Kring, Principal Scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute. Artemis III astronauts will land on a fascinatingly cold and rugged terrain in the lunar south polar region. Dr. Kring will discuss this unique environment and what astronauts may encounter during traverses of this unexplored region.
This event will be held in-person and online on Thursday, June 8. The presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. CT (8:30 p.m. ET/ 6:30 p.m. MT/ 5:30 p.m. PT).
To learn more, please visit: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/features/2023/051123/cess/
ISSOL/IAU ORIGINS OF LIFE MEETING IN QUITO
The 2023 joint ISSOL/IAU meeting in Quito (July 30th – August 4th, 2023) abstract submission deadline has been extended until May 31st, 2023. Registration and abstract submission information can be found at https://www.usfq.edu.ec/en/events/origins-2023 under the “Registration and Abstract Submission” tab at the lower portion of the website.
Late applications for travel support for younger researchers are still being accepted and should be sent to abb_at_ciencias.unam.mx.
JOBS, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
Recent openings and opportunities are listed below and more are at the link above.
- PhD Student in Experimental Asteroid Research, Luleå University of Technology, Kiruna, Sweden
- Two Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer Tenure Track Positions In Planetary
Atmosphere Modelling And Planetary Sciences, U. of Bern, Switzerland
Division of Space Research and Planetary Sciences, University of Bern,
The Division of Space Research and Planetary Sciences of the University of Bern has two openings, as per 1.1.2024, for a Lecturer / Assistant Lecturer Tenure Track in planetary atmosphere modelling and a Lecturer / Assistant Lecturer Tenure Track in planetary sciences. The division is one of the leading research groups in Europe in the fields of theoretical and experimental planetology and is looking for two candidates in a) planetary atmosphere and radiation transport modelling, with particular interests in theoretical models of planetary atmospheric structures, the computation of relevant spectroscopic
observables, and the comparison of models with observations. b) in any field of planetary sciences broadly defined, including fields like the study of properties of planets and minor bodies in the Solar System, planetary evolution, habitability, planetary system dynamics, comparative (exo)planetology, observations and physico-chemical models of planet-forming disks, etc. Applicants using theoretical,
experimental, and observational approaches for both Solar System bodies and exoplanets are welcome. A potential subsequent promotion to associate professor is subject to fulfillment of qualification criteria.
The application deadline is 15 August 2023. More information can be found at:
Send submissions to: Maria Womack, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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