Issue 23-23, Aug 13, 2023
- DPS-EPSC 2023 MEETING SCHEDULE IS NOW AVAILABLE
- DPS-EPSC 2023 UPDATE: EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE AUGUST 17
- UPCOMING DPS-EPSC DEADLINES
- LAST CHANCE TO VOTE IN DPS ELECTION (CLOSES TUES AUG 15)
- 2023 HYBRID WOMEN IN PLANETARY SCIENCE DISCUSSION HOUR AT THE DPS-EPSC MEETING
- DPS-NSBP SPEAKER TO PRESENT AT GEORGIA TECH (AND ONLINE) ON SEP 1
- DONATIONS SOLICITED FOR THE DPS URM FUND
- JOB, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
DPS-EPSC 2023 MEETING SCHEDULE IS NOW AVAILABLE
You can also see the overview of the science schedule in a block format (note the two tabs at the bottom) here: SCIENCE BLOCK SCHEDULE
Those who submitted abstracts should have received an email with the details including day and time of their session(s). Those presenting lightning poster talks (in-person and virtual) will receive a follow-up email with the exact time of their lightning talk, which will occur within their assigned poster session window.
DPS-EPSC 2023 UPDATE: EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE AUGUST 17
Thanks to all who have submitted abstracts to the DPS-EPSC 2023 meeting. Emails announcing accepted oral or poster presentations have been sent out, and the detailed block program will soon be available online.
The Early Registration (https://aas.org/meetings/dps55/registration) deadline of August 17 is fast approaching!
The government-rate rooms at the Marriott Rivercenter are already filled up, and the regular set of block rooms is also filling up fast.
Copious details about the meeting and travel to San Antonio (https://youtu.be/aUU9Bd2aH_I) are available on the main website (https://aas.org/meetings/dps55), including several exciting public outreach events (https://aas.org/meetings/dps55/public-events) and excursions (https://aas.org/meetings/dps55/excursions). Our Open Mic Food Truck party at the Witte museum Wednesday night is sure to be a great time. The party has a $0 registration fee thanks to SwRI sponsorship, and these RSVP’s on the registration page are appreciated to help us arrange the optimum number of food trucks. A fun bus trip to Texas Hill/Wine Country in historic Fredericksburg nearby is planned for Saturday Oct. 7. The limited availability SwRI campus tour has been expanded owing to popular demand, but will fill up fast. Several DEIA tools and resources are available on the site (https://aas.org/meetings/dps55/tools-resources), with more updates in progress. Note that Solar Eclipse Planning and Juno Community workshops are planned on the weekends before and after the meeting, respectively.
Complete your registration and travel plans today!
UPCOMING DPS-EPSC DEADLINES
- 16 August: DPS-EPSC 2023: Workshop catering request deadline
- 16 August: DPS-EPSC 2023: Splinter catering request deadline
- 17 August: DPS-EPSC 2023: Early registration deadline
- 6 September: SwRI Tour reservation deadline
- 8 September: DPS-EPSC 2023: Hotel reservation deadline
LAST CHANCE TO VOTE IN DPS ELECTION (CLOSES TUES AUG 15)
Have you voted yet? More people have already voted this year than last year. We’re now into the final days!
We’re choosing a new Vice-Chair and two DPS Committee members. The Vice-Chair will become Chair in October 2024.
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)
For more information about current officers and committee members, please visit the leadership section of the DPS website.
You should have received your ballot at the email address you registered with AAS/DPS. Just click the link and it takes you straight to your ballot.
If you did not see it, please check your spam/junk folder and also check that your membership did not lapse. NEED HELP? Please contact Diane Frendak at [email protected] or 202-328-2010 x109.
2023 HYBRID WOMEN IN PLANETARY SCIENCE DISCUSSION HOUR AT THE DPS-EPSC MEETING
This is a hybrid event taking place during the DPS-EPSC meeting on Tues Oct 3, 12:15-1:15pm Central US time. Join us for networking and an informal discussion on professional development topics over the lunch hour. This year’s theme is resilience. We will provide some food for thought but much of the meeting will be reserved for discussion. Thanks to generous sponsorship from AURA and the DPS Committee! To learn more about AURA please visit https://www.aura-astronomy.org/ Registration for the WiPS event is separate from the main DPS-EPSC meeting. The registration form and more details can be found at: https://bit.ly/DPS_WiPS_2023.
DPS-NSBP SPEAKER TO PRESENT AT GEORGIA TECH (AND ONLINE) ON SEPT 1
Dr. Naomi Rowe-Gurney, the 2023 DPS and National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) Speaker Awardee, will speak about “Solar System Science from the James Webb Space Telescope” at Georgia Tech Astrobiology Seminar Series on September 1 at 11am EDT. This presentation is organized in collaboration with the Spelman College Physics Department, and will be available at Georgia Tech and via Livestream – https://www.youtube.com/live/0263lN3xC0s?feature=share. The DPS Community is invited to attend!
DPS-NSBP partnership and info about Dr. Rowe-Gurney: https://dps.aas.org/leadership/nsbp_parnership
DONATIONS SOLICITED FOR THE DPS URM FUND
The DPS Fund to Support Underrepresented Minority Communities in Planetary Science was created to build partnerships between the DPS and national organizations, such as the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP), and to enhance participation of underrepresented minority scientists at the annual DPS conference, with special focus on Black/African Americans, Hispanic/Latinx, and Indigenous communities. As a new fund, growth is needed to support the travel of enough students and scientists each year to make a lasting difference to the diversity of our community. DPS made a significant contribution two years ago to build up principal and last year approved a large budget for 2022 travel support for the travel of 12 students and postdocs to the DPS meeting and one student to the NSBP meeting. Participants expressed significant appreciation for the opportunity this provided for them to engage with the planetary science community and with other minority scientists, and we loved having them attend and present on great science. This year, we have even more applicants, from 20 institutions and 7 countries seeking to attend the 2023 DPS-EPSC meeting, and the DPS Committee has again approved large support! But we expect the application number to continue to increase as we successfully reach more of those in underrepresented communities that we seek to include, and increases in our principal are needed to keep this program going.
To enable stability and continued large support from this program, DPS community donations are solicited. And a community member has agreed to match private donations submitted now through the end of the 2023 DPS meeting, up to $10,000. Please consider donating!
Information and link to donate at:
JOB, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
Send submissions to: Maria Womack, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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