Issue 23-20, Jul 23, 2023
1.JUNE 2023 TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE PLANETARY SCIENCE JOURNAL AND ICARUS
2 MENTORING AT DPS-EPSC 2023
3.DEPENDENT CARE GRANTS FOR 2023 DPS MEETING
4. UPCOMING DPS-EPSC DEADLINES
5. ELECTION OPEN UNTIL AUG 15
6. TRAVEL GRANTS FOR THOSE FROM URM COMMUNITIES FOR DPS AND NSBP
7. HST/JWST LONG-TERM MONITORING WORKING GROUP SOLICITING INPUT
8. 2024A NASA KECK CALL FOR PROPOSALS
9. JOBS, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
JUNE 2023 TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE PLANETARY SCIENCE JOURNAL AND ICARUS
Check out the June issues for both DPS-affiliated journals here:
The Planetary Science Journal
MENTORING AT DPS-EPSC 2023
The mentoring match will provide one-to-one meetings between students, PhD candidates,
postdocs, and established researchers for informal conversation and exchange of experiences.
All of this with the goal of offering early careers a networking opportunity and a better
experience at DPS-EPSC 2023!
Are you an early career scientist looking for guidance to successfully navigate the DPS-EPSC
2023 in person? Sign up as a MENTEE!
Are you a PhD candidate, postdoc or senior researcher that would be willing to be paired with
an early career researcher and share some advice? Sign up as a MENTOR.
More information on the program as well as the contact information can be found on
our website. The deadline to sign up is September 10th, 2023.
DEPENDENT CARE GRANTS FOR 2023 DPS MEETING
Applications for Dependent Care Grants for the upcoming DPS meeting in
San Antonio, TX (October 1-6) are due Monday, August 7, 2023. Online
applications can be accessed and filled out here:
Please direct questions about applications and the process to
UPCOMING DPS-EPSC DEADLINES:
- 8 August: Meeting volunteer form due
- 17 August: Early registration deadline
- 8 September: Marriott Rivercenter Hotel reservation deadline
See also the Solar Eclipse Planning Workshop in San Antonio beforehand, 29-30 September.
Main Meeting Website Is Here:
If you have any questions regarding DPS-EPSC 2023, please contact the AAS meetings team at 202-328-2010 or [email protected].
ELECTION IS OPEN UNTIL AUG 15
Have you voted yet? You should have received your ballot on Thursday Jul 6 at the email address you registered with AAS/DPS with weekly reminders until you have voted. If you did not see it, please check your spam/junk folder and also check that your membership did not lapse.
LEADERSHIP: This year we’re choosing a new Vice-Chair and two DPS Committee members. The Vice-Chair will become Chair in October 2024.
For more information about current officers and committee members, please visit the leadership section of the DPS website.
Information and position statements for the candidates have been collected into this single PDF; however, if you prefer the information separately, please click on each candidate’s name in this section. The same information is also accessible on your ballot.
Vice-Chair (one to be elected)
DPS Committee Members (two to be elected; vote for up to two candidates)
NEED HELP? Please contact Diane Frendak at [email protected] or 202-328-2010 x109.
TRAVEL GRANTS FOR THOSE FROM URM COMMUNITIES FOR DPS AND NSBP
Within the partnership between the AAS Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS) and the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP), awards are available for members of Black/African American, Indigenous, and/or Latinx communities to support attendance at the annual DPS meeting and/or the annual NSBP meeting. The fund is intended to support DPS or NSBP meeting travel (when attending in person) and registration fees, and/or DPS or NSBP membership fees. The call is open through Aug 7, 2023 and award notifications are planned by the end of August. Hartmann and Dependent Care grants are also available – see information about all at: news/travel-grants-dps-55
Also see information about the 2023 NSBP Conference:
2024A NASA KECK CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute is soliciting proposals to use NASA’s portion of time on
the two 10m Keck Telescopes for the 2024A observing semester (February 1 – July 31, 2024).
This semester also includes a call for Key Strategic Mission Support (KSMS) proposals. KSMS proposals directly support the science goals and requirements of NASA missions and are not just larger versions of general science programs.
KSMS projects may support past, present, and/or future NASA-led missions or missions with
significant NASA partnerships. Highest priority will be given to operating missions or missions
approaching launch, with lower priority given to past missions (e.g. Kepler, WISE) or more
distant future missions (e.g. HWO). Required but non-binding Notices of Intent to submit a
KSMS proposal are due by August 16.
The opportunity to propose as a Principal Investigator for NASA time on the Keck Telescopes is open to all U.S.-based astronomers. Investigators from institutions outside of the U.S. may
participate as Co-Investigators on proposals for NASA Keck time.NASA intends the use of the Keck telescopes to be highly strategic in support of on-going space missions and/or high priority, long-term science goals. Proposals are sought in the following discipline areas: (1) investigations in support of EXOPLANET EXPLORATION science goals and missions; (2) investigations of our own SOLAR SYSTEM; (3) investigations in support of COSMIC
ORIGINS science goals and missions; and (4) investigations in support of PHYSICS OF THE
COSMOS science goals and missions. Direct mission support proposals in any of these scientific areas are also encouraged.
August 16: Deadline to submit non-binding Notice of Intent to submit a KSMS proposal.
September 14: all proposals due to NExScI
Contact: [email protected]
HST/JWST LONG-TERM MONITORING WORKING GROUP SOLICITING INPUT
The HST/JWST Long-Term Monitoring Working Group is soliciting community input to develop recommendations to take best advantage of long time baseline observations spanning three decades of past HST observations and looking forward to two decades of JWST data. More information about our working group can be found in our charter.
We encourage input either by completing this short, on-line survey and/or in the form of short contributions submitted to STScI by Friday, September 8, 2023. We request these be in PDF format and ideally limited to 1 page (+ figures/references), but any reasonable length will be accepted. Contributions do not need to be anonymized and multiple co-authors are welcome. Submissions will guide the working group recommendations, but will not be shared publicly.
PDF contributions should be e-mailed to [email protected] by the September 8th deadline.
Submissions should explicitly specify which of these two topics is being addressed:
- Long time baseline science opportunities: We are interested in learning about the key science that would be enabled with long time baseline observations and science themes that should be prioritized in General Observer and Archival proposals. For our purposes, long time baselines refer to those that are not easily accommodated in the standard proposal process. Observations could include, but are not limited to, photometric or spectroscopic variability, and astrometric motions.
- JWST DDT for high-redshift transients: Our working group has also been directed to develop a specific concept for a Director’s Discretionary Time observing program that will use JWST’s imaging and spectroscopic capabilities to probe transient phenomena at high redshift, with a goal of starting implementation of the program in JWST Cycle 2. We are interested in understanding the science cases that should be prioritized for such a program.
In all cases, in addition to the science, we are soliciting input about the observational resources that would be required, advice about timing and sky location for the observations, and suggestions for mechanisms to promote this science in the broad portfolio of HST and JWST programs.
The working group is expected to develop preliminary recommendations based on the received input in the (northern) fall of 2023, with final recommendations in early 2024.
The HST/JWST Long-Term Monitoring Working Group
(Dana Casetti, Saurabh Jha, Gary Bernstein, Matthew Hayes, Lidia Oskinova, Andrew Pace, Robert Quimby, Megan Reiter, Armin Rest, Adam Riess, David Sand, Dan Weisz, Neill Reid, and Laura Watkins)
JOBS, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
- MULTIPLE POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN LUNAR SCIENCE AT BROWN UNIVERSITY
The LunaSCOPE NASA SSERVI Team hosted at Brown University invites applications for multiple Postdoctoral Research Scholars that complement and enhance existing research into the Moon on topics of (1) magma oceans, (2) magnetism, (3) volcanism and tectonism, (4) volatiles, (5) regolith and impacts, and (6) Earth-Moon orbital, stress, and tidal evolution. Diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to LunaSCOPE and Brown University, and thus LunaSCOPE seeks qualified candidates who can contribute to equity, diversity and inclusion through service, mentorship, teaching and scholarship.
Interested individuals should have a Ph.D. in Planetary Science, Mathematics, or a related field. Start dates negotiable. LunaSCOPE is interested in diversifying planetary science and encourages applications from diverse candidates. Candidates from historically underrepresented group(s) in higher education are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be initially reviewed on August 1, 2023 and on a rolling basis thereafter. Apply at lunascope.org/jobs
If interested, please send a CV and brief statement of research interests and future research goals that highlights any previous experience with mantle, atmospheric, or exoplanet modeling and analyses to exoplanets [at] brown [dot] edu.
Questions can be directed to Alex Evans (alex_evans [at] brown [dot] edu).
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